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Numerical Tools in Wind Energy – course

Numerical Tools in Wind Energy

Please notice

From December 1st 2022, the price of the Online Master in Wind Energy and the related courses will change.

If you sign up for spring courses no later than December 1st 2022, you will be charged the current course fee of 11,000 DKK.

The spring courses include: Offshore Wind Farm Planning, Hybrid Power Plants, Wind Energy in Society, Aerodynamics and Aeroelesticity, and Grid Connection and Integration of Wind Power.

If you sign up for Master courses after December 1st 2022, you will be charged 15,000 DKK for each Master course.

Numerical Tools in Wind Energy

In this course, you will be introduced to numerical tools and modelling in wind energy. You will get to know the rules and guidelines used when working with numerical tools. You will learn about different toolboxes, and you will be working with best practices within engineering.

During the course, you will furthermore work with the following:

  • Physical vs. model world
  • Measurements vs. modelling
  • Resolution and scale in modelling
  • Verification and validation of models
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Uncertainty quantification

During the course, you will select and receive specific training in one of the following three numerical toolboxes:

  • Wind Resource and Site Assessment for Wind Farm Design (WAsP, WAsP Engineering, Windfarm Assessment Tool)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (EllipSys2D/3D)
  • Loads and Aero-elasticity of Wind Turbines (HAWC2)

You will be trained in the software of the toolbox you choose through exercises and quizzes. Each toolbox contains a comprehensive case study in which all the elements are used together.

Learning objectives

After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • List the different numerical tools used in DTU Wind Energy and their typical applications.
  • Explain the basics of selected tools and their operational envelopes.
  • Illustrate the concept of model verification and validation.
  • Choose a numerical tool for a given application.
  • Apply a selected tool on a predefined setup.
  • Set up a selected tool for solving a given problem.
  • Analyse the sensitivity of different setups for a given case.
  • Select the optimal setup for a given problem.
  • Evaluate the uncertainties of the results predicted by a selected tool.

We recommend that you follow this course just before writing your final project.


This course is part of the Online Master of Wind Energy.

If you want to study the course, you need to be accepted to the Master’s programme.
Read more about the admission requirements for the Online Master of Wind Energy.

Learning online

The course is divided in 13 modules, one per week in the semester. Each module includes a combination of video lectures, exercises, quizzes and/or reading material depending on the module. This course material is available any time to allow for flexible studying conditions.

Furthermore, you are offered weekly live Q&A sessions to get in dialogue with the course lecturer and fellow participants.


This course is concluded with a written exam, conducted online.



13 weeks

Start 1. September

11.000,00 DKK