Course: Wind and Marine Energy credits: 5

Course code
Wind and Marine Energy
Study year
ECTS credits
W.F.J. Swart Ranshuysen
Modes of delivery
  • Practical / Training
  • Tutorial
  • Assignment WHE - Other assessment
  • Lab WHE - Other assessment
  • Theory - Written, organised by STAD examinations

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, the student is able to:
  • Perform a resource assessment on basis of wind speed measurements
  • Interpret and analyze wind turbine performance measurements
  • Make motivated wind turbine design choices
  • Develop a mathematical/physical model to optimize a wind turbine design in terms of energy production, loads and costs
  • Determine acoustic noise levels on a wind turbine
  • Keep an orderly lab notebook according to the lab notebook guidelines
  • Make a quantitative assessment of measurement and calculation errors and uncertainties
  • Understand the-state-of-the-art and the potential of marine energy
  • Report (in written form) the results of the experiments and analyses in a scientifically correct and clear form


In terms of scientific and technical contents this module will treat the following aspects of wind
  • Introduction into wind energy
    • The wind energy sector in a bird view: history, markets, scenario‚Äôs  and roadmaps,
    • Technological challenges and concepts
    • Off-shore wind energy versus on-shore wind energy
  • Wind climate and resource assessment (measurements and modelling)
    Rotor design (aerodynamics, aero-elasticity, acoustics, costs)
    Introduction into Marine energy

Included in programme(s)


  • Institute of Engineering