Sep 25, 2022  
2017-2018 
    
2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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WTT 230 - Wind Turbine Schematics

Credits: 1
Identifies National and European schematic symbols, analyzes operating characteristics, and explains the operation of interrelated wind turbine systems. Covers applied schematics as well as the overall operation of a wind turbine.

Prerequisite(s): WTT 120W  with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 15 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Identify National and European schematic symbols, analyze operating characteristics, and explain the operation of interrelated wind turbine systems.
    1. Explain generation systems used by large wind turbines to convert rotational force to electrical energy.
    2. Analyze a typical operating curve for a commercial wind turbine.
    3. Discuss trends in the size of commercial wind turbine designs.
  2. Identify and explain wind turbine systems.
    1. Classify large wind turbines by generating capacity, generating method, and size.
    2. Explain how the speed of large wind turbines is controlled.
    3. Discuss yaw control systems in wind turbines.
    4. Discuss wind protection methods typically employed by commercial wind turbines.
    5. Explain the purpose of the controller in a wind turbine.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the application of schematics as well as the overall operation of a wind turbine.
    1. Define terms used in large wind turbine design.
    2. Assess a turbine's generating capacity based on swept rotor area.
    3. Identify parts of wind turbines.



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