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Wind Turbine Measurement Techniques



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SS 2019 - WS 2019/20

Fakultät V

HF 1

Institut für Strömungsmechanik und Technische Akustik

35311200 FG Experimentelle Strömungsmechanik

Nayeri, Christian

Willers, Anna

POS-Nummer PORD-Nummer Modultitel
2349135 41588 Wind Turbine Measurement Techniques

Learning Outcomes

The aim of the module is the deepening and practical application of knowledge in the field of wind energy, which is based on the modules "Wind Energy - Fundamentals"("Windenergie-Grundlagen") and "Wind Energy - Project / Deepening"("Windenergie-Projekt/Vertiefung"). Participating students should learn independent organization of projects and group work, deepening in the area of wind energy and practical experience in dealing with wind power plants. After a successful attendance of the course, the students will have an in-depth knowledge in the field of wind turbine measurement techniques in the laboratory, general preparation and conduction of measurement campaigns and post processing and evaluation of scientific data. The course is principally designed to impart: Technical skills 30%, methodological skills 30%, system skills 20%, social skills 20%


"Wind Turbine Measurement Techniques" is an interactive laboratory course. During the semester the students develope a measurement campaign and consequently perform measurements in the wind tunnel and at a generator test stand. Application-related aerodynamic and electro-technical interrelations are mediated and the use of measurement technology as well as the evaluation and data analysis are applied. In order to prepare the students for their master thesis and other scientific assignments, small research tasks are carried out and a scientific paper is authored.

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course Name Type Number Cycle Language SWS VZ
Wind Turbine Measurement Techniques IV 3531 L 026 WS English 4

Workload and Credit Points

Wind Turbine Measurement Techniques (IV):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Attendance 15.0 3.0h 45.0h
Preparation and follow-up 15.0 5.0h 75.0h
Measurement campaign 1.0 10.0h 10.0h
Scientific paper 1.0 30.0h 30.0h
160.0h(~6 LP)
The Workload of the module sums up to 160.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

The module combines theory and practice in the context of regenerative energies. It includes the learning of research-oriented simulation software and measurement technology laboratory tests as well as scientific writing. The focus is on the project work in small groups, whereby the independent scientific work, small group presentations, preparation of project reports as well as the independent elaboration of scientific content beyond frontal teaching plays an important role.

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

The course does not provide the basics of the wind energy and fluid dynamics but deepenes existing knowledge and builds upon it. Therefore the successful completion of the modules "Wind Energy - Basics"("Windenergie - Grundlagen") and "Wind Energy - Project / Deepening"("Windenergie - Projekt/Vertiefung") are highly recommended.

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

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Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 points in total



Test elements

Name Points Categorie Duration/Extent
Presentations 50 oral No information
Scientific Paper 50 written No information

Grading scale

Test description (Module completion)

"Portfolioprüfung" with several components as described in "Prüfungselemente".

Duration of the Module

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
1 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:

Maximum Number of Participants

The maximum capacity of students is 25.

Registration Procedures

Registration for the module is done by e-mail before the start of the first lecture week. The e-mail address will be published on the homepage of the "chair of fluid dynamics" (FG "Experimentelle Strömungsmechanik"). If the number of applications exceeds the number of available participants, the participants will be selected by lottery (Losverfahren).

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

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Electronical lecture notes

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Recommended literature
No recommended literature given.

Assigned Degree Programs

This moduleversion is used in the following modulelists:

Students of other degrees can participate in this module without capacity testing.

Master student in the fields mechanical engineering, physical engineering, process technology, renewable energy systems or the like.


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