TEP4175 - Energy from Environmental Flows


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination and Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Arbeider 50/100
Muntlig eksamen 50/100

Course content

The course will perform calculations of the energy potential in wind, waves and tide. Methods of measuring wind and water speeds and wave heights will be taught, for the calculation of area or site energy potential. Different technologies for wind-, water- and tidal power plants will be shown. The course consists of a large project concerning a specific technology within the field of water-, tidal- or wave energy. The project is individual or performed in groups.

Learning outcome

Describe and analyse atmospheric and oceanic flows. The student will learn to understand the major factors controlling large-scale flows in the atmosphere and oceans, and methods for analysis and determination of local flow fields. Based on this understanding, the student will gain insight into the types of technological devices suitable for exploitation of renewable energy from such flows. The purpose of the course is to provide the student with knowledge of adequate level allowing her/him to independently evaluate and analyse the energy potential of environmental flows, along with identification of technology suitable for exploitation of this energy potential.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. Excercises, both with emphasis on experimental laboratory work, and theoretical problems. Mandatory excercises and project report will constitute 50% of the final grade. The lectures and exercises are in English when students who do not speak Norwegian take the course.

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
More on the course

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2011

Language of instruction: English


Subject area(s)
  • Energy and Process Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Energy and Process Engineering


Examination arrangement: Oral examination and Work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Arbeider 50/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Muntlig eksamen 50/100 2011-12-14 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
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