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Module Code: EEE404
Module Title: Renewable Kinetic Energy Technologies
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Pre-requisites: N/A
 To give a general introduction to the aerodynamics of modern wind turbines

 To introduce the design of rotor blades of wind turbines, and the placement of wind turbines with respect to fatigue, annual power production, noise and the impact on environment.

 To give an introduction to the generators, transformers and power converters relevant to wind turbines and water turbines.

 To give a general introduction to the hydrodynamics and various categories of hydro power stations.

 To give a general introduction to the hybrid power systems, including wind power, hydro power and energy storage, as well as the control strategies of such systems.

Learning outcomes 
A. Acquire knowledge on aerodynamics and control strategies of wind turbine rotor blades.

B. Assess power generation and energy production from wind and hydro power generation.

C. Evaluate various technical aspects relevant to the development, implementation and grid connection of a given wind energy and hydro power project.

D. Carry out circuit analysis of wind power systems with various types of generators

E. Understand the design for specific power systems based on wind energy or small hydro power energy that meet specific energy demands and are economically feasible and have a minimal impact on the environment.

Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be delivered through a combination of formal lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and oral presentations.
Week 1 Introduction: An general introduction to the renewable kinetic energy technologies, with a focus on wind power and hydro power generation

Weeks 2-4 Aerodynamics: aerodynamics of rotor blades. Use of strip theory to determine the energy production for a rotor with a given twist and chord distribution. Control of a wind turbine.

Weeks 5-8 Structure: Aerodynamic and inertial loads. Computation of the fatigue loads. Grid connections or hybrid power systems.

Weeks 9-10 Electrical conditions: Calculation of electromagnetic components. Generators of wind energy systems.

Weeks 11-13 Review of resources. Hydrodynamics. Water turbine types. Conventional hydropower including micro-and small hydro.

Week 14 Review

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26    8  9    107  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Design Project 15.00
2 Lab Assignment 15.00
3 Oral Presentation 10.00
4 Final Exam 60.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 8/20/2019 6:16:16 PM