Wind and Wave Energy


Aerodynamic Principles and Methodologies applied to Wind and Wave Turbine Design.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Appreciate the importance of the rotor in terms of mechanical power extraction and define the rotor geometry in terms of aeronautical definitions.

  2. Outline and demonstrate the aerodynamics principles of  Vortex Panel Method  (i.e. Potential flow theory).

  3. Outline and demonstrate the Aerodynamic principles and mechanisms of the Blade Element Momentum Theory used to optimise rotor performance of Wind and Wave turbines.

  4. Demonstrate a clear understanding of the basic mechanics and dynamics principles which are of particular concern in wind turbine design, namely blade, drive train and tower dynamics.

% Coursework 60%
% Final Exam 40%