2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 23, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MEE 480 - Wind Energy Engineering


This course presents the theory and design of modern wind turbines. Theoretical aspects of the course cover the fundamentals of assessing the aerodynamic loads and efficiency of a wind turbine. Design procedures for wind turbines are outlined with an emphasis on maximizing performance, assuring structural integrity and minimizing the cost of energy. Current trends in offshore wind are also covered as well as the social and environmental issues of a burgeoning wind energy industry.

Prerequisites: MAT 258 and C or better in MEE 251.

Corequisites: CIE 350 or MEE 360.

Course Typically Offered: Spring, Even Years

Credits: 3