Wind power is one of the fastest growing sectors of the world's electrical power industries. This course offers an unbiased insight into the modern wind turbines's design process, techniques, disciplines and tools. Once the basics of wind turbines' architecture definition will have been explained, we will focus on the design process of machines in the context of wind farm operations.
The trainers will guide you through the basics of wind energy conversion and the evolution of the design process behind today's giant wind turbines. The modules will highlight the importance of accurate design loads prediction and effective control, alongside their effect on wind turbines' mechanical design. We will illustrate how design options affects the cost of energy and review future technology trends.
Knowledge and understanding of wind turbine design is becoming more important, every day, when looking at the operational context. The second part of the training will therefore offer an overview of the methods to gauge machine selection and suitability, together with upgrade options like lifetime extension and controller re-fit.
The course offers a significant depth of understanding of the technology background, but does not assume any prior knowledge of wind energy. . Even though onshore wind is the main focus, an overview of offshore wind technology and challenges will be discussed.
This course is designed for:
- Industry professionals wishing to broaden their knowledge
- Individuals or companies involved in wind farm or turbine development and operation
- Professionals of any discipline entering the industry and seeking specific skills, such as:
* project managers
* civil and structural designers
* turbine designers
* insurance agents