To prepare for employment in the clean energy sector, students will learn about all types of sustainable energy sources, including solar, wind, biomass,and geothermal. They will also examine wind energy in depth and learn how to use specialized equipment to monitor energy useage. Hands on experience will be provided in the internship as well as the labs to acquaint the student with the necessary equipment and techniques.
Upon completion of this program, the students will be able to:
- Understand wind turbines, their design, and history.
- Understand and use fluid dynamic flow concepts such as lift, drag, Kutta condition, boundary layers, total pressure, blade element theory, lift/drag polars, control volume theory and Betz limit.
- Demonstrate proficiency of basic fluid dynamic problems using control volume theory to develop practical solutions.
- Understand design and performance parameters associated with wind and water turbines.
- Understand basic limitations, failure modes, and life cycles of wind turbines.