Wind power generators – machines, control, converters and EMC (Summer school)
Academic Study Board of the Faculty of Engineering
Teaching language: English
Censorship: Second examiner: Internal
Grading: 7-point grading scale
Offered in: Soenderborg
Offered in: Summer school (autumn), Summer school (spring)
Course ID: T960012401
ECTS value: 5
Date of Approval: 23-01-2021
Duration: Intensive course
Internal Course Code
Responsible study board
Date of Approval
|Christina Skytte Mølleremail@example.com||TEK Uddannelseskoordinering og -support, Det Tekniske Fakultet|
|Jakob Kjelstrup-Hansenfirstname.lastname@example.org||SDU NANOSYD, Mads Clausen Instituttet|
|Morten Sørensenemail@example.com||Center for Industriel Elektronik (CIE), Institut for Mekanik og|
The course is intended for students with an educational background in electrical engineering, electronics, mechatronics or similar. The following prerequisites are recommended:
- Fundamentals of Electronics
- Fundamentals of Control
- Basics of Project work and management.
Overall learning objectives
The main objective of this course is to gain a solid theoretical understanding of wind power electrical systems. This includes the following topics: electrical machines, control, power converters, and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), and project work on the development of a simple power converter for a wind power system.
Learning objectives - Knowledge
-Having a comprehension of the fundamentals of EMC
-Understanding of common EMC standards and test
-Understanding of proper PCB layout and unwanted EMI coupling paths
-Understanding of basic principles of electrical machines
-Understanding of basic principles of linear control theory
-Understanding of basic power semiconductor devices
-Understanding of passive components
-Understanding of basic power electronics converter topologies
-Understanding the realistic aspect of working in a team to fulfil a common goal
Learning objectives - Skills
-The ability to design, manufacture and test a simple power converter
-The ability to select an electrical machine for a given application
-The ability to identify potential sources of EMC problems including conducted and radiated emission
-The ability to test the control loop
Learning objectives - Competences
-The students can manage their own activities related to the different phases of a typical development project. They are independently able to define and perform the functional test cases for a power converter used in a typical application.
-The student can incorporate electronics and software into an overall working system, including control strategies.
-Power electronics converter topology
-Power semiconductor devices
-EMC and PCB design
-Linear control systems
- Teamwork including workshop activities and real-life testing of designs used in the context of wind power systems
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The course will consist of half-day lectures on power electronics and semiconductor devices, passive components, control, machines, and EMC.
The other half (and full) days are occupied by project work with design and testing in groups under close supervision. Each group submits a report that documents their project work.
The course will also include an industrial visit.
Time of classes
Two weeks in August
Number of lessons
hours per week
Examination is held
At the end of the course
The examination is based on an overall assessment of:
- Attendance (attendance to min. 80 % of the course activities required)
- Oral exam based on project report
The oral exam will consist of a demonstration of the power converter designed by each group followed by an individual oral exam in the learning objectives of the course. The final grade is based on an overall assessment of level of participation, performance in the group work incl. the project report, and individual fulfilment of the learning objectives.
Form of examination
Second examiner: Internal
7-point grading scale
Student Identification Card - Date of birth
Enrollment is limited to 10 students. If more applicants than places, applicants who meet the mandatory requirements are prioritised according to the below selection criteria:
- Undergraduate and graduate students from partner universities (exchange); international undergraduate and graduate guest students (fee-paying); undergraduate and graduate students from other Danish universities.
- Ph.D students from partner universities and other international Ph.D. students; other applicants.
Students are prioritized on a first come, first served basis, i.e. according to the time we receive your complete application.
In case a course is filled up, we try to offer you an alternative course from your list of priorities. All final decisions about admission will be sent out continually.