This course introduces the student to the basic design, manufacturing and component assembly practices in the Wind Turbine Industry. Students will be introduced to the operating components of wind turbines and the supporting systems that enable the generation of electrical power from wind.
Date First Offered:
Total Hours: 96
Lecture Hours: 73
Laboratory Hours: 23
This course is offered online
- Turbine configurations
- Geared turbines
- Direct drive turbines
- Vertical shaft turbines
- Gearbox configurations
- Braking systems
- Pitch control
- YAW control
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:
- Identify the seven main turbine manufacturers world wide
- Describe the main turbine configurations in the industry
- Describe geared turbines
- Describe direct drive turbines
- Identify components of the direct drive turbine
- Identify the components of a geared turbine
- Describe gearbox configurations in turbine drives
- Describe various braking systems in turbines
Use initiative to identify tasks.
Use time productively.
Select and use appropriate tools.
Final Exam: 20 %
Quizzes and Tests: 70 %
Lab Work: 10 %
Percentage of Individual Work:
Course Offered in Other Programs:
Coveralls, footwear having CSA approved safety-toe protection, CSA approved safety glasses with clear lenses, learning modules, notebooks, and calculator.
Keys to Success:
Maintaining a professional attitude
Successful study habits
Receiving a minimum 70% in the program
Required - BZEE, BZEE Curriculum Manual (BZEE). Chapters Covered: Selections