TEP4175 - Design of a Wind Turbine


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Presentation 25/100
Group Assignment/Report 75/100

Course content

The course will perform calculations of the energy potential in wind. Methods of measuring wind velocity will be taught, for the calculation of area or site energy potential. Different technologies for wind- power plants will be shown. The course consists of a large project concerning a specific technology within the field of wind-energy. The project will be carried out in groups.

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

Lectures and platform OpenEdX. Exercises, both with emphasis on experimental laboratory work, and theoretical problems. 2/3 of the exercises are required approved for admission to the examination. Assignments, Report and oral presentation will be separately evaluated. The lectures and exercises are in English when students who do not speak Norwegian take the course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Examination arrangement: Partial assessment. This includes one Group Report (75%) and oral presentation (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.

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
SIO1085 7.5
FENT2321 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Energy and Process Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information


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
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