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INP5071887, A.A. 2019/20

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0528, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination WIND AND HYDRAULIC TURBINES
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge GIORGIO PAVESI ING-IND/08

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/08 Fluid Machines 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4 A.A. 2019/2020 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 PAVESI GIORGIO (Presidente)
ARDIZZON GUIDO (Membro Effettivo)
3 A.A. 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 PAVESI GIORGIO (Presidente)
ARDIZZON GUIDO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Knowledge about the selection criteria and preliminary design of fluid machinery.
Target skills and knowledge: The goal of this course is to learn how to apply fundamental principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and mechanical systems to wind and hydraulic turbines. To acquire knowledge on selection criteria and design of wind turbines and hydraulic.
Examination methods: Discussion on the projects assigned during the course and oral exam on the entire course program.
Assessment criteria: - Knowledge of criteria for the selection and design of wind and hydraulic turbines;
- Ability to analyze the criteria for the design and / or management of wind and hydraulic turbines;
Course unit contents: Wind Turbines: Historical use of wind : windmills and windwheels. Wind Characteristics and Analysis of wind Data. Basic Concepts of wind Energy Converter, Rotor with Vertical and Horizontal Axis. Physical Principles of Wind Energy Conversation: Actuator disc concept, Rotor blade theory, rotor power characteristics. Design of Horizontal Axis Turbines with detail of aerodynamic design feature of the rotor. Active and Passive Power control. Aerodynamics of Vertical Axis Rotors. Performance of the wind energy conversion systems, Capacity Factor, Matching the turbine with wind regime. Environmental aspects and impact.
MicroHydro: Fundamental of Hydraulic Engineering. Evaluating stream flow Site Evaluation Methodologies. Hydraulic Structures Turbines types and configurations: Pelton, Turgo, Banky, Francis, Kaplan PAT. Load Controller. Environmental impact and its mitigation.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Traditional lessons complemented by practical classes in the laboratory, by exercises in the classroom and in the computer lab
Additional notes about suggested reading: Notes for students downloadable in the teacher's web page.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • L. Vivier, Turbines Hydrauliques et leur RĂ©gulati. Paris: Éditions Albin Michel, 1966. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Erich Hau, Wind Turbines - Fundamentals, Technologies, Application, Economics. --: Springer, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Rodolfo Pallabazzer, Sistemi Eolici. --: Rubbertino, 2005. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Lorenzo Battisti, Gli Impianti Motori eolici. Trento: Green Place Energies, 2011. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving
  • Work-integrated learning

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Matlab

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