Rotor Design

Track

The Rotor Design track provides the students with the technical knowledge necessary to work in the research and development (R&D) of Wind Turbine Rotors.

Profile of the Rotor Design graduate:

  • Mastery of rotor aerodynamics, aeroelasticity and blade technology from a theoretical as well as experimental perspective and of relevant engineering methodologies and applications
  • Awareness of current developments in the field of wind turbine rotors design and of the related issues
  • Ability to apply and judge advanced analysis and design techniques to the chosen elective profile (Aerodynamics, Structures & Composites)

Aerodynamics graduate:

  • Sound knowledge of fundamental aerodynamics, rotor aerodynamics, unsteady flows, active and passive flow control, applied wind turbine aerodynamics and aeroacoustics, wind farm wakes, as well as of the state-of-the-art experimental and numerical techniques
  • Mastery of analysis and design of aerodynamic systems

Structures and Composites graduate:

  • Knowledge of fundamental structure mechanics and mechanics of metallic, composite, and hybrid material systems
  • Ability to develop analytical and numerical tools from fast to high-fidelity solutions
  • Experience in applying and improving multidisciplinary design, analysis and optimization
  • Mastery of analysis and design knowledge of the manufacturability of advanced composite products, with special attention to the aspects relevant to wind turbines (e.g. fatigue and sustainable production)
  • Competences in the field of conceptual design, manufacturing techniques and selection of advanced composite materials

Courses

The Rotor Design student is required to accomplish an average of 30 ECTS per semester by taking mandatory as well as elective courses adding up to at least 120 ECTS for the complete master (DTU does not allow for obtaining more than 124.5 ECTS for the full master programme). Students need to get the approval of their complete course list by the track coordinators of both universities awarding the degree. An overview of the courses offered within the Rotor Design track is provided below.

Note: the listed electives courses only represent pre-approved courses by the track coordinators. Students are always invited to check the elective courses available at their universities and ask for permission to join any elective of their choice.

Specialisation Aerodynamics

30 ECTS courses @DTU

Click here to find information about the courses at DTU.

Mandatory

 

ECTS

41317 Computational Fluid Dynamics 5
46300 Wind Turbine Technology and Aerodynamics 10
41320 Advanced Fluid Mechanics 5
Choose one of the following:  
41129 Turbulent Flows 5
  Engineering Turbulence Modelling 5

Electives

 

ECTS

Choose one of the following:  
46500 Probabilistic Method in Wind Energy 5
31200 Fundamentals of Acoustics and Noise Control 5
46200 Planning and Development of Wind Farms (January) 5
41617 Advanced CAD 5

30 ECTS courses, incl. possible professional training @TU Delft

The 2nd semester at the TU Delft is divided in two quarters. Click here to find information about the courses at the TU Delft.

Mandatory 

ECTS

AE4010Research Methodologies*2
AE4ASM506Aeroelasticity3
AE4W21-14Wind Turbine Aeroelasticity2
AE4180Flow Measurement Techniques3
AE4135Rotor Aerodynamics4
AE4W13Site Conditions for Wind Turbine Design3
AE4W09Wind Turbine Design 5
WM0324LREthics3

Electives

AE5055Professional Training6
WM1115TUElementary Course Dutch for Foreigners3
AE4117Fluid-Structure Interaction4
OE44120Offshore Wind Farms Design4
*This course can be done in either the 2nd or 3rd semester

15 ECTS courses + start 45 ECTS Thesis

Mandatory

ECTS

AE4010Research Methodologies (TU Delft)*2
One of the two following courses:
46320Loads, Aerodynamics and Control of Wind Turbines10
46400Wind Turbine Measurement Techniques10
Master Thesis (starting November 1st)45

Electives

41526Fracture Mechanics5
31200Fundamentals of Acoustics and Noise Control5
46200Planning and Development of Wind Farms (January)5
*In case you did not do this course in the 2nd semester

45 ECTS thesis (free mobility)**

 

Compulsory DTU

ECTS

Master Thesis45

Compulsory TU Delft

AE5912Master Thesis45

*The master thesis is supervised by the two degree awarding universities

Specialisation Structures and Composites

30 ECTS courses @DTU

Click here to find information about the courses at DTU.

Mandatory

ECTS

46420Composite Materials and Fibres5
46300Wind Turbine Technology and Aerodynamics10
41525FEM-Heavy (Programming the Finite Element Method)10

Electives*

ECTS

41526Fracture Mechanics5
31200Fundamentals of Acoustics and Noise Control5
46200Planning and Development of Wind Farms (January)5

30 ECTS courses, incl. possible professional training @TU Delft

The 2nd semester at the TU Delft is divided in two quarters. Click here to find information about the courses at the TU Delft.

Mandatory 

ECTS

AE4010Research Methodologies*2
AE4ASM506Aeroelasticity3
AE4W21-14Wind Turbine Aeroelasticity2
AE4ASM505Non-linear modeling (using FEM)3
AE4ASM109Design & Analysis of Composite Structures I5
AE4ASM105Composite Trinity Exercise4
AE4W09Wind Turbine Design 5
WM0324LREthics3

Electives

AE4ASM510Design & Analysis of Composite Structures II3
AE4ASM511Stability & Analysis of Structures II3
AE5055Professional Training6
AE4117Fluid-Structure Interaction4
WM1115TUElementary Course Dutch for Foreigners3
*This course can be done in either the 2nd or 3rd semester

15 ECTS courses + start 45 ECTS Thesis

Mandatory

ECTS

AE4010Research Methodologies (TU Delft)*2
One of the two following courses:
46320Loads, Aerodynamics and Control of Wind Turbines10
46400Wind Turbine Measurement Techniques10
Master Thesis (starting November 1st)45

Electives

41526Fracture Mechanics5
31200Fundamentals of Acoustics and Noise Control5
46200Planning and Development of Wind Farms5
46100Introduction to Micro Meteorology for Wind Energy5
41319Computational Fluid Dynamics10
*In case you did not do this course in the 2nd semester

45 ECTS thesis (free mobility)**

 

Compulsory DTU

ECTS

Master Thesis45

Compulsory TU Delft

AE5912Master Thesis45

*The master thesis is supervised by the two degree awarding universities

Electives

Overview of courses which has been chosen, by previous EWEM students, as an elective.

Disclaimer: It is possible that the course doesn’t exist anymore or that the code has been changed. There is no guarantee that these courses will be accepted again as elective.

Code

   
2393 Programming in C++  
2450 Introduction to machine learning and data mining  
2610 Optimization and data fitting

 

2619 Model predictive control  
10336 Fundamental problems in fluid dynamics  
31200 Fundamentals of acoustics and noise control  
41129 Turbulence Theory  
41207 Thin-walled beam structures  
41215 Plate and shell structures  
41291 Non-linear modelling and analysis of structures and solids  
41319 CFD  
41515 Computational multibody dynamics  
41516 Anisotropy and fiber composites  
41526 Fracture mechanics  
41822 Experimental fluid dynamics  
42003 Energy Economics, Markets and Policies  
42004 Feasibility studies of energy projects  
46100 Introduction to micro meteorology for wind energy  
46200 Planning and design of wind farms  
46211 Offshore wind energy  
46320 Loads, aerodynamics and control of wind turbines  
46400 Wind turbine measurement technique  
46500 Probabilistic methods in wind energy  
46800 Research immersion  

Code

   
E4115 Experimental Simulations  
AE4117 Fluid structures interactions  
AE4120 Viscous flows

 

AE4130 Aircraft aerodynamics  
AE4133 CFD II  
AE4138 CFD 4: Uncertainty Quantification  
AE4139 CFD 3: Large Eddy Simulation  
AE4245 Advanced aircraft design II  
AE4314 Helicopter Performance, Stability and Control  
AE4314P Helicopter Performance, Stability and Control Practical  
AE4315 Advanced dynamics  
AE4350 Bio-inspired Intelligence and learning for Aerospace Applications  
AE4445 Introduction to aircraft noise  
AE4509 Advanced design and optimisation of composite structures I  
AE4628 Structural design of composite aircraft  
AE4ASM106 Stability & analysis of structures I  
AE4ASM109 Design & analysis of composite structures I  
AE4ASM505 Non-linear modelling (using FEM)  
AE4ASM510 Design & analysis of structures II  
AE4ASM511 Stability & analysis of structures II  
AE4T40 Airborne wind energy  
AE4X04 Materials selection in mechanical design  
AE4X09 Sensor and smart materials  
AE5055 Professional training  
ME46060 Engineering optimization: concepts and applications  
ME46115 Compliant Mechanisms  
OE44120 Offshore wind farm design  
OE4680 Arctic engineering  
UD9001 Creative problem solving  
UD9002 Solar Energy  
WI4019 Non-linear differential equations  
WB1416 Numerical methods for dynamics  
WB1424 Turbulence A  
WM0355 Critical reflection on technology  
WM0540 Successful leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship within the energy sector  
WM0636 Duurzame energie-economie  
WM1115 Elementary course Dutch for foreigners  
WM1136 Written English for technologists