8/27/2012 - 12/18/2012
M, 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
An overview of major and minor components in the construction of a wind turbine. This includes the function of the bottom control cabinet, top control cabinet and hub control panel or hydraulic system. The different types of generators, gearboxes and gear reduction drives used in yawing the nacelle and pitching of the blades are explained. Students will also study the characteristics of different types of air foils when dealing with blade designs.
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