Rotor Design
The Rotor Design track provides the students with the technical knowledge necessary to work in the research and development (R&D) of Wind Turbine Rotors.

Profile of the Rotor Design graduate

  • Mastery of rotor aerodynamics, aeroelasticity and blade technology from a theoretical as well as experimental perspective and of relevant engineering methodologies and applications
  • Awareness of current developments in the field of wind turbine rotors design and of the related issues
  • Ability to apply and judge advanced analysis and design techniques t to the chosen elective profile (Aerodynamics, Structures and Design, Composite Design Material Production and Manufacturing)

Aerodynamics graduate

  • Sound knowledge of fundamental aerodynamics, rotor aerodynamics, unsteady flows, active and passive flow control, applied wind turbine aerodynamics and aeroacoustics, wind farm wakes, as well as of the state-of-the-art experimental and numerical techniques
  • Mastery of analysis and design of aerodynamic systems

Structures and Composites graduate

  • Knowledge of fundamental structure mechanics and mechanics of metallic, composite, and hybrid material systems
  • Ability to develop analytical and numerical tools from fast to high-fidelity solutions
  • Experience in applying and improving multidisciplinary design, analysis and optimization
  • Mastery of analysis and design knowledge of the manufacturability¬†of advanced composite products, with special attention to the aspects relevant to wind turbines (e.g. fatigue and sustainable production)
  • Competences in the field of conceptual design, manufacturing techniques and selection of advanced composite materials


Check out more about the courses you have to follow and which ones can be chosen as electives.
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