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MECH.5221 Offshore Wind Engineering

Id: 042286 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3


The Offshore Wind Engineering course provides a solid understanding of the science and engineering required to successfully develop and construct an offshore wind farm. The course includes a review of the basic equations which drive wind turbine performance, the unique challenges of engineering fixed bottom and floating wind turbine platforms, and an introduction to dynamic structural modeling of wind turbines using OpenFAST. Following this will be an examination of the leasing, permitting, environmental protection, grid connection, construction, and financing challenges which must be addressed to deliver a profitable wind farm.

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