Seminar Wind Energy I & II

Veranstaltungsnummer / Course ID L.048.70018

Leistungspunkte / Credits 2

Summer semester / winter semester
summer semester / winter semester

The seminar Wind Energy covers all aspects of wind power. The most important construction forms of wind turbines (WT), function, operation as well as maintenance and repair are core elements of this course. In addition to direct topics, fields such as meteorological data collection, site analyses and environmental influences are also considered.


Inhalt / Contents
The wind energy seminar covers the following topics:

  • CMS (Condition Monitoring System)
    Moving parts
  • Rotor blades & pitch system
    General structure and mode of operation
    Structure of various rotor blades
    Mode of operation of pitch system(s)
  • Gearbox → Generator → Transformer
    Different types
    Difference Senvion - Enercon
    Orders of magnitude
    Construction & mode of operation
    Orders of magnitude
  • Meteorological measurement technology
    Onshore / offshore measurement masts incl. conventional measurement technology
    Floating LiDAR
  • Connection to the three-phase electrical grid
    Cable laying
    Substations offshore including strings for turbines
    Data communication
  • Foundations and tower
    Concrete / wood / steel pylons
    Various tower construction methods
    Differences in foundations
    Transition pieces
    Construction of foundations and tower (on- and offshore)
  • Commissioning, operation & maintenance
    Test run and handover of turbines
    Control rooms (parks / turbine manufacturers)
    Detection of: Faults, material fatigue,...
    Turbine maintenance
  • Site analysis
    Recording of meteorological parameters
    UXO (unknown explosive objects) analyses
    Geological investigations
    Park planning based on the results
  • Environmental impacts
  • Dangers to the environment
  • Impact of turbines/parks on the environment (esp. people)
  • Critical view of wind turbines in relation to climate & environmental protection
  • Environmental pollution caused by construction
  • Protection of the environment


Professional competence:
After attending the course, the students are able to assess
all important aspects for the planning, construction as well as the operation and maintenance of wind turbines
characterise important parameters of individual components
determine the important differences between onshore and offshore wind turbines

Interdisciplinary competences:
The students
can apply the knowledge of electrical components across disciplines
can work out solutions to the questions independently and proceed in a structured manner,
can reduce a large subject area to important aspects and analyse these in depth.