FENT2321 - Wind Energy and Design of a Wind Turbine


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Group assignment/ report 75/100
Presentation 25/100

Course content

The course will include calculation of the energy potential in wind. Wind velocity measurement methods are taught which can be used to map energy potentials in an area or location. There will be given an introduction to various technologies for wind power plants. The course consists of a large group project that deals with a specific wind energy technology.

Learning outcome

The course provides the student with knowledge about: - Energy potential in the wind. - The flow characteristics and turbulence in the wind. - Windturbines basic design and introduction to the main components. - Windturbines; power- and thrust coefficients according to Betz theorem. - Actuator and Rotary Disc theory. - Design of a turbin blade by using The Blade Element Momentum method. The course gives the student insight about: - Renewable energy potential in the world. - Aerodynamics of an airfoil. - Design loads for windturbine. Skills: The course should enable the student to: - Calculate the main dimension of windturbines. - Calculate the energy produced from wind farm. General competence: The course should give the student. - When the student has finished the course, he/she shall have knowledge about Wind turbines. - The student will be able to use this knowledge in projects where these machines are a part of a power plant.

Learning methods and activities

The course FENT2321 is merged with TEP4175. It means that all the lectures and activities are the same. Online platform OpenEdX, lectures, calculation exercises, laboratory work, project work, report writing, poster. The teaching will focus on experimental work in the laboratory in addition to the calculation exercises. 2/3 of the exercises are required approved for admission to the examination. The group report and the presentation are evaluated separately.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignments

Further on evaluation

Examination arrangement: Partial assessment. This includes one Group Report (75%) and one presentation of the project (25%) which both must be evaluated with grades A-F. Assessment of the whole is given with grade A-F. For the re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Required previous knowledge

No course requirements.

Course materials

"Wind Energy Explained. Theory , Design and Application", Manwell, McGowan and Rogers, Wiley, 2002 ISBN 13:978-0-471-49972-5 (H/B) Hand-outs from teachers.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TEP4175 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering Subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Energy and Process Engineering


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Group assignment/ report 75/100



Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Presentation 25/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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