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Course MV-SAM-86364-K-7

Renewable Energy II (2V, 3.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
2 V Lecture 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h
(2V) 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-SAM] Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


  • Geostrophic wind, planetary boundary layer, influences of the boundary layer, turbulence, Weibull distributions, wind atlas
  • Fundamentals of wind energy use, classification, principle of lift and drag rotors
  • Design methods: Betz, Schmitz and blade element momentum method
  • Aerodynamics, construction and control of wind turbines
  • Basics of water turbines, overview and classification with key figures
  • Overview of Pelton, Francis and Kaplan turbines using selected examples

Competencies / intended learning achievements

  • Students can explain the geostrophic wind model and the transition to the ground in terms of the planetary boundary layer.
  • They are able to explain the influences on the atmospheric boundary layer.
  • The students recognise that Weibull distributions are necessary to describe wind conditions and will be able to characterise them.
  • They know the European Wind Atlas and understand it as a tool for describing wind conditions.
  • Students will be able to compare lift and drag runners and select one of the principles for a given task.
  • They are able to understand the aerodynamics of a modern wind turbine and can work out an example or analyse a given one.
  • They can explain how to control wind turbines (on the basis of characteristic diagrams and/or for given operating points).
  • Students will be able to describe and apply the basic aspects of energy conversion in water turbines.
  • They will be able to list the different types of water turbines and to characterise them with the help of characteristic diagrams.


  • K. Strauß, Kraftwerkstechnik, Springer Verlag, Berlin, 2006
  • Gasch, Twele, Windkraftanlagen, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag, Wiesbaden 2011
  • W. Bohl, Strömungsmaschinen, Vogel Verlag, Würzburg 1998
  • H. Watter, Regenerative Energiesysteme, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag, Wiesbaden 2011


Blackboard lecture with Power-Point support. For further information and course materials please consider the corresponding OLAT-course.

References to Course [MV-SAM-86364-K-7]

Module Name Context
[MV-SAM-269-M-7] Renewable Energy II P: Obligatory 2V, 3.0 LP