Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Aug 10, 2022  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MAE 4120 - Community Wind Energy Research

(crosslisted) EAS 4120  
Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: MAE 4020 /MAE 4021 /MAE 5020  or EAS 2500  or permission of instructor. Satisfies Senior Design requirement if enrolled in MAE 4121 . Co-meets with MAE 4121 .   

R. Barthelmie.

This is a project based design course. Students will be instructed in the tools and techniques used in planning and developing wind farms and then will work in teams building their own projects focused on an aspect of data collection (atmospheric, environmental, acoustic, wind turbine) and/or analysis at a local wind farm or wind energy facility. Community engagement can also involve developing/presenting education materials. Projects can include developing and deploying new sensors, modeling and data comparison, deploying existing instrumentation in a new configuration or for a particular campaign. The projects must be of utility to the wind farm and /or the surrounding community. All students engage in a 2-4 person wind farm design project.

Outcome 1: Understand scientific/engineering /environmental issues in developing/operating a wind farm.

Outcome 2: Understand the fundamentals of operation and deployment of atmospheric, acoustic and environmental measurements.

Outcome 3: Demonstrate an ability to select and use the techniques and engineering tools necessary to design a project to address their research goals.

Outcome 4: Be able to analyze and present their data as a technical report describing their project and make clear and effective technical presentations andto scientific and general audiences.

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