TracksWind Farms and Atmospheric Physics (Wind Physics)
Why study Wind Farms and Atmospheric Physics?
The Wind Farms and Atmospheric Physics track (formerly called Wind Physics) with its two sub-tracks “Wind Farms” and “Atmospheric Physics” provides the students with the scientific and technical knowledge necessary to work in research and development (R&D) as well as operation of wind power plants.
General profile of the Wind Farms and Atmospheric Physics graduates:
- Mastery of the governing concepts of meteorology and understanding of the mechanisms responsible for winds in the atmosphere, of the atmospheric boundary layer, and of the phenomena associated with its development
- Ability to model and analyse the interaction between topography, atmospheric boundary layer and energy yield as well as the interaction of atmospheric boundary layer and wind farms, including wake effects
- Ability to apply advanced flow measurement techniques, like lidar measurements, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools both on engineering and fundamental research level
- Practical knowledge of field measurements and high-performance computations
Profile of the Wind Farm graduates:
- Mastery to perform site assessments, predictions of wind energy yield and wind farm design
- Ability to handle large amounts of measurement and operational data with modern data-driven methods
- Competences in operation and control wind farms to optimize revenues, structural safety, and grid integration
Profile of the Atmospheric Physics graduates:
- In-depth knowledge and understanding of fluid dynamic aspects of wind energy from a theoretical as well as experimental point of view
- Mastery of atmospheric turbulence and its impact on performance and design loads of wind turbines and wind farms
- Ability to develop analytical and numerical tools from fast to high-fidelity solutions
Research institutes at DTU and UOL
- Forwind – Center for Wind Energy Research (www.forwind.de)
- Energy Meteorology group (http://www.energy-meteorology.de)
- TWiSt – Turbulence, Wind Energy and Stochastics group (http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/twist/)
Check out more about the courses you have to follow and which ones can be chosen as electives.