Single-Course English 10 ECTS

Wind Turbine Aeroelasticity

Overall Course Objectives

To give a thorough insight to the structural and aerodynamic modelling of a wind turbine in order to calculate the aeroelastic response. To compute and analyse the time varying loads stemming from atmospheric turbulence, wind shear, yaw, tower shadow as well as gravity and inertial loads.

Learning Objectives

  • Write a computer code to determine the unsteady aerodynamic loads
  • Implement a dynamic wake model
  • Implement a dynamic stall model
  • Implement a yaw model
  • Use a software to generate atmospheric turbulence
  • Implement a pitch controller
  • Establish the equations of motion for a wind turbine construction
  • Integrate the equations of motion including the coupling with the aerodynamic loads
  • Explain the contribution of the different models on the resulting time series and validate the code
  • Verify that the structural and aerodynamic models are coupled correctly

Course Content

Structural modeling of a wind turbine with a limited number of DOFs, implementation of dynamic stall models, implementation of instationary BEM model, modeling of atmospheric turbulence, wind shear, numerical time integration of governing equations for motion, modern control of wind turbine.

Recommended prerequisites

46300, Basic programming skills as e.g Matlab, Fortran, Python or C

Teaching Method

Lectures and project work (up to 3 students per group)


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13 weeks




DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 46310
Course type Candidate

15.000,00 DKK