Institut National Polytechnique De Grenoble

Sustainable Marine Energies - Fluid/Structure Interactions


Iowa State Course Substitution

ME Technical Elective


Course Info
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Course Description:
Sustainable Marine Energies - Fluid/Structure Interractions - 5EUS5EMR Goals The main objectives of the module concerns firstly the understanding and calculation of wind and tidal turbines (aero-hydrodynamic design, performance and control of the rotor) and secondly the static and dynamic analysis of structures subjected to aero or hydrodynamics efforts (wind turbine blades or turbines, fairings, masts, anchors, barges floating wind etc ...). A read thread, implemented over the life of the module allows aims at giving a general knowledge on new sources of energy that can be harnessed from the sea (offshore wind, tidal power, wave power, thermal, osmotic). Contact Thierry MAITRE Content Course-TD in 3 parts that can be handled in parallel. I. lecture / discussion "red thread" on marine renewable energy: 2H II. Design and control of a wind or marine turbine: 16H II.1 Betz Theory II.2 Aerodynamics of airfoils II.3 Rotor Design II.4 aerodynamics and electrical control of the turbine II.5 Careening device design III. Hydro-aeroelasticity 18H III.1 Flightaerodynamics and material resistance III.2 Static aeroelasticity: profile divergence III.3 dynamic aeroelasticity: floating of a standard profile III.4 Unsteady aerodynamics of a cylinder wake ABOUT US STUDIES RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES STUDENT LIFE Number of hours Lectures : 32.0 Tutorials : 16.0 Laboratory works : 20.0 Projects : 8.0 ECTS : 5.0 Page 1 2 practical works (4H each planned) Operation of a wind turbine or tidal turbine and its control: starting, stoping, power optimization and limitation. Aeroelastic behavior of the blades of a wind rotor with the use of strain gauges and force balance on models. 4 (NP) numerical project are planned (4H each) These projects highlight the need to take into account the aerodynamic constraints and static and dynamic resistance of structures to achieve a realistic design of rotor. They therefore allow to aware students that a strong link exists between two "objects" addressed by the module: the fluid and structure. NP1: Design of a rotor, performance calculation and effort on the blades NP2: Annual electric production of a wind turbine or tidal turbine NP3: static and dynamic aeroelastic design of a wind turbine BE4: static and dynamic hydroelastic design of a tidal turbine The NP1 allows to obtain efforts undergone by blades and then calculate their static and dynamic deformation (NP3 and NP4). The NP2 addresses variable speed aspects, pitch control and profitability of a park versus different sites. Prerequisites This module will be better understood by attending the two modules : "Advanced Modeling & durability of structures" and "Structure & materials" (not compulsory) Tests Semester 5 - The exam is given in english only 2 practical works, 4 numerical projects, examination (3h) Practical works will begin in 2016 Additional Information Semester 5 - This course is given in english only Course list Curriculum->->Semester 5 Curriculum->->Semester 5 Curriculum->Engineer ME->Semester 5 Curriculum->ENTECH->Semester 5 Page 2 × VERSION FRANÇAISE Voir la version française de cette page Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Energie, l'Eau et l'Environnement 21 avenue des Martyrs CS 90624 38031 GRENOBLE CEDEX 1 To improve the quality of this site and the service rendered to the user, we use cookies audience measurement. By continuing your visit to this site, you agree to our use of cookies for this purpose. More


Evaluation Date:
November 1, 2017
ME 335 should be a Pre-Req