Wind Turbine Technology

The Wind Turbine Technology course gives the participant a general introduction to wind turbine technology, covering the wind turbine as well as aerodynamics, loads, composite structure, structural dynamics, electrical systems, and control. The participant learns to describe a wind turbine system as well as its components and how it works.

Learning objectives

After completing this course, the participant is able to:

  • Describe the basic components of a wind turbine.
  • Describe a steady Blade Element Momentum (BEM) method to model the aerodynamic forces on a rotor.
  • Apply a steady BEM.
  • Describe a typical blade structure.
  • Explain main load cases and criteria for the structural design of blades.
  • Distinguish between various types of turbines.
  • Explain the electrical design and control of the basic wind turbine types.
  • Design a maximum power point tracking controller for a wind turbine.


Duration and exam

The course has a duration of 13 weeks and concludes with a written exam.

ECTS points

By completing the course you will be awarded 5 ECTS points, equivalent to 9-10 hours of studying per week.

Course responsible

Researcher Philipp Ulrich Hasselbach, DTU Wind Energy


Philipp Ulrich Haselbach
DTU Wind Energy
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