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NPRE 475 0 - Wind Power Systems

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Overview of wind energy systems; historical development, safety aspect, environmental considerations, wind properties and measurement, site selection, and wind turbine design; transmission systems considerations; mechanical, electrical, control aerodynamic and environmental engineering of modern wind turbines; fatigue failure; annual power production; economics and environmental aspects and accident prevention and mitigation; computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis of wind flow and blade interactions; energy storage options; hydrogen production; electrical power transmission issues; licensing issues; alternative wind energy systems; design project involving a wind farm or the construction of a specific type of wind turbine based on a wind park site visit. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CS 101, MATH 241; one of CHBE 421, ECE 110, ECE 205, ME 310, TAM 335.

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Restricted on online non-degree, online MCS, online MSME, online MSCEE, and online MSAE students. Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) restrictions and assessments apply, see https://online.illinoied.u. For more details on this course section, please see http://engineering.illinois.edu/online/courses.

Academic Program Restrictions:

MENG:Bioeng:Bioinstr Onl -UIUC

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Spring


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