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Intermediate Level
Approx. 17 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

BASICS ON ENERGY

1 hour to complete
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, magnitudes30m
How many wind turbines to replace a nuclear reactor ?25m
3 hours to complete

BASIC METEOROLOGY

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 32 min)
4 videos
Equations of motion:GEOSTROPHIC AND HYDROSTATIC BALANCE5m
General circulation of the atmosphere5m
Wind veering & Local effects12m
4 practice exercises
Atmospheric layers30m
Atmospheric circulation30m
Surface winds30m
Basic meteorology30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

ATMOSPHERIC AND MARINE BOUNDARY LAYERS

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 94 min)
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 mean30m
Reynolds averaged equations30m
Boundary layer dynamics30m
Wind measurements30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

WIND OR MARINE TURBINES

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 66 min)
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 others30m
Power curves, real turbine efficiency30m
Turbine wake30m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

WIND RESOURCES

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 32 min)
3 videos
Weibull Rayleigh distribution11m
Energy Production Assessment13m
1 practice exercise
Wind resource assessment30m
6 hours to complete

DATA ANALYSIS PROJECT – WIND RESOURCE ASSESSMENT

6 hours to complete
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

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