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Module MV-SAM-269-M-7

Renewable Energy II (M, 3.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MV-SAM-269-M-7 Renewable Energy II 3.0 CP (90 h)


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [MV-SAM] Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery
Reference course of study [MV-88.B78-SG] M.Sc. Production Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V MV-SAM-86364-K-7
Renewable Energy II
P 28 h 62 h - - PL1 3.0 SuSe
  • About [MV-SAM-86364-K-7]: Title: "Renewable Energy II"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written or oral examination
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
  • Examination number: 10364 ("Renewable Energy II")
    Written (90 minutes) or oral (30 minutes) examination

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


  • 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

References to Module / Module Number [MV-SAM-269-M-7]

Module-Pool Name
[MV-ALL-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule allgemein
[MV-BioVT-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Bioverfahrenstechnik
[MV-EVT-MPOOL-6] Wahlplichtmodule Energie- und Verfahrenstechnik
[MV-PE-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Produktentwicklung im Maschinenbau