Wind Farms and Atmospheric Physics

Track

The Wind Farms and Atmospheric Physics track (formerly called Wind Physics) with its two sub-tracks “Wind Farms” and “Atmospheric Physics” provides the students with the scientific and technical knowledge necessary to work in research and development (R&D) as well as operation of wind power plants.

General profile of the Wind Farms and Atmospheric Physics graduates:

  • Mastery of the governing concepts of meteorology and understanding of the mechanisms responsible for winds in the atmosphere, of the atmospheric boundary layer, and of the phenomena associated with its development
  • Ability to model and analyse the interaction between topography, atmospheric boundary layer and energy yield as well as the interaction of atmospheric boundary layer and wind farms, including wake effects
  • Ability to apply advanced flow measurement techniques, like lidar measurements, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools both on engineering and fundamental research level
  •  Practical knowledge of field measurements and high-performance computations

Profile of the Wind Farm graduates:

  • Mastery to perform site assessments, predictions of wind energy yield and wind farm design
  • Ability to handle large amounts of measurement and operational data with modern data-driven methods
  • Competences in operation and control wind farms to optimize revenues, structural safety, and grid integration

Profile of the Atmospheric Physics graduates:

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of fluid dynamic aspects of wind energy from a theoretical as well as experimental point of view
  • Mastery of atmospheric turbulence and its impact on performance and design loads of wind turbines and wind farms
  • Ability to develop analytical and numerical tools from fast to high-fidelity solutions

Courses

The Wind Farms and Atmospheric Physics 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 Wind Physics 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 Wind Farms

30 ECTS courses @DTU

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Mandatory

 

ECTS

46300 Wind Turbine Technology and Aerodynamics 10
46100 Introduction to Micro Meteorology for Wind Energy 5
41111 Hydrodynamics II 5
01617 Introduction to Dynamic Systems* 5
46200 Planning and Development of Wind Farms (January) 5
41129 Turbulent Flows* 5
*Courses 01617 and 41129 could either be taken in semester 1 or 3.

30 ECTS courses @UOL

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Mandatory 

ECTS

phy692 Research Project EWEM (Winter Break) 9
phy616 Computational Fluid Dynamics I + II (CFD I + II) 6
phy987 Control of Wind Turbines and Wind Farms 6
phy603 Fluid Dynamics II 3
phy623 Advanced Wind Energy Meteorology 3
phy645 Wind Physics Measurement Project 3

30 ECTS courses @DTU

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Mandatory

ECTS

01617 Introduction to Dynamic Systems* 5
46400 Wind Turbine Measurement Technique 10
41129 Turbulent Flows* 5

Electives

46211 Offshore Wind Energy 10
02450 Introduction to machine learning and Data mining 5
02456 Deep learning 5
31380 Intelligent Systems 10
02610 Optimization and Data Fitting 5
31765 Optimization in modern Power Systems 5
46500 Probabilistic Methods in Wind Energy 5
31783 Integration of wind power in the power system 5
41316 Advanced CFD 5
42003 Energy Economics 10
42372 Life Cycle Assessment of Products and Systems 10
42634 HardTech Entrepreneurship 10
*Courses 01617 and 41129 could either be taken in semester 1 or 3.

30 ECTS thesis (free mobility)*

 

Mandatory DTU

ECTS

  Master Thesis 30

Mandatory UOL

  Master Thesis 30

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

Specialisation Atmospheric Physics

30 ECTS courses @DTU

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Mandatory

 

ECTS

46300 Wind Turbine Technology and Aerodynamics 10
46100 Introduction to Micro Meteorology for Wind Energy 5
02425 Diffusions and Stochastic Differential Equations* 5
41111 Hydrodynamics II 5
46200 Planning and Development of Wind Farms (January) 5
41129 Turbulent Flows* 5

Electives

 

ECTS

02417 Time Series Analysis 5
02450 Introduction to machine learning and Data Mining  
*Courses 02425 and 41129 could either be taken in semester 1 or 3

30 ECTS courses @UOL

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Mandatory 

ECTS

phy692 Research Project EWEM (Winter Break) 9
phy616 Computational Fluid Dynamics I + II (CFD I + II) 6
phy987 Control of Wind Turbines and Wind Farms 6
phy603 Fluid Dynamics II 3
phy623 Advanced Wind Energy Meteorology 3
phy985 Stochastic Processes in Experiments 3

30 ECTS courses @DTU

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Mandatory

ECTS

02425 Diffusions and Stochastic Differential Equations* 5
41129 Turbulent Flows* 5
46400 Wind Turbine Measurement Techniques 10

Electives

46211 Offshore Wind Energy 10
02807 Computational Tools for Data Science 5
02417 Time Series Analysis 5
02427 Advanced Time Series Analysis 10
02610 Optimization and Data Fitting 5
10333 Physics of Sustainable Energy 5
46500 Probabilistic Methods in Wind Energy 5
30350 Remote Sensing 10
30532 Introduction to digital mapping and GIS 5
*Courses 02425 and 41129 could either be taken in semester 1 or 3.

30 ECTS thesis (free mobility)*

 

Mandatory DTU

ECTS

  Master Thesis 30

Mandatory UOL

  Master Thesis 30

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