Wind Energy Engineering
Students enrolled in the master‘s program Wind Energy Engineering profit not only from practical oriented lectures and tutorials, but also from a unique infrastructure at the Leibniz University in Hannover and the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems in Bremerhaven.
This gives our students the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge in a practical environment and therefore gives the possibility to improve and also question some hypothesis with the aim to become better.
In the course of your academic education you get the chance to gather valuable experiences that can be helpful for your future career and you get the possibility to work on current topics of the wind energy research field.
The university offers a variety of study rooms to study in a group or on your own. Furthermore the university provides CIP-Pools (Computer Lab), which gives you access to a large selection of software. For CPU-intensive numerical simulations the university offers access to their cluster and to their high-performance computer.
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Leibniz University Hannover
Test Center for Supporting Structures
In the Test Center for Support Structures in Hanover supporting structures of offshore wind energy turbines are experimentally tested in a scale from 1:10 up to 1:3.5. By enforcing clearly defined testing conditions answers on complex problems can be found in combination with numerical structure models.
Great Wave Flume
The great wave flume is currently the largest publicly accessible wave channel in the world with an effective length of 310 m. It is used for scientific research in the field of hydrodynamics, morphodynamics and ecological processes.
Research test field for offshore wind turbines
The research test field for offshore wind turbines offers the possibility to compare field survey results with data obtained from large scale test rigs. The center piece of the test field is the prototype of the Adwen AD 8.4-180, currently the largest wind turbine in the world with a rotor diameter of 180 m.
Qualification of composite materials and components
Rotor blades are central components of wind turbine systems. The Fraunhofer IWES offers a wide range of high-end testing technology for their optimization.
The Dynamic Nacelle Testing Laboratory (DyNaLab) simulates a reliable test of the nacelle under realistic conditions in the multi megawatt range. It is used to validate and evaluate current and future turbine concepts.
Beside the presented infrastructure of the Fraunhofer IWES there are various more test centers and measuring equipment such as the rotor blade bearing test rigs and the LiDAR measuring system.
A complete overview on the testing infrastructure can be found here.