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Approx. 29 hours to complete

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 29 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks with approximately 2-4h per week and a final project...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

BASICS ON ENERGY

3 videos (Total 22 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Primary, final and useful energy6m
Variability and capacity factors of power plants9m
1 reading
Descriptions and objectives of the course2m
2 practice exercises
Energy: definitions, units, magnitudes14m
How many wind turbines to replace a nuclear reactor ?25m
1 hour to complete

BASIC METEOROLOGY

4 videos (Total 32 min), 4 quizzes
4 videos
Equations of motion:GEOSTROPHIC AND HYDROSTATIC BALANCE5m
General circulation of the atmosphere5m
Wind veering & Local effects12m
4 practice exercises
Atmospheric layers6m
Atmospheric circulation6m
Surface winds6m
Basic meteorology14m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

ATMOSPHERIC AND MARINE BOUNDARY LAYERS

9 videos (Total 94 min), 4 quizzes
9 videos
RANS, closure relation7m
Eddy viscosity11m
Prandtl closure, logarithmic law11m
Convective boundary layer, diurnal cycle10m
Generic wind profiles: logarithmic, power law and others9m
In-situ measurements6m
Remote sensing measurements14m
Windcube: a compact wind lidar11m
4 practice exercises
Reynolds decomposition and statistical mean6m
Reynolds averaged equations4m
Boundary layer dynamics10m
Wind measurements10m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

WIND OR MARINE TURBINES

8 videos (Total 66 min), 3 quizzes
8 videos
Betz law for confined turbines13m
Power curves / ideal case5m
Power curves / impact of density6m
Power curves / impact of vertical shear6m
Power curves / impact of turbulence3m
Isolated turbine wake10m
Multiple turbine interaction8m
3 practice exercises
Betz law and others6m
Power curves, real turbine efficiency6m
Turbine wake6m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

WIND RESOURCES

3 videos (Total 32 min), 1 quiz
3 videos
Weibull Rayleigh distribution11m
Energy Production Assessment13m
1 practice exercise
Wind resource assessment10m
6 hours to complete

DATA ANALYSIS PROJECT – WIND RESOURCE ASSESSMENT

3 videos (Total 18 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
3 videos
Probability distribution of the wind velocity4m
An example of wind turbine power production assessment6m
1 reading
Introduction to the module Data Analysis Project2m
3 practice exercises
The wind shear exponent variability2h
Weibull distributions2h
power production assessment2h

Instructors

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Alexandre Stegner

Professeur Chargé de Cours
Département de Mécanique, Ecole Polytechnique
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Pr. Philippe Drobinski

Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique/Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (Department of Mechanics)
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Riwal Plougoven

Professeur Chargé de Cours
Mécanique
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Martial Haeffelin

Senior Research Scientist

About École Polytechnique

L’École polytechnique associe recherche, enseignement et innovation au meilleur niveau scientifique et technologique mondial pour répondre aux défis du XXIe siècle. En tête des écoles d’ingénieur françaises depuis plus de 200 ans, sa formation promeut une culture d’excellence scientifique pluridisciplinaire, ouverte dans une forte tradition humaniste. ...

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