Students from the 2017 edition of Wind farm planning and development at Knuthenborg wind farm on Lolland, Denmark. Photo: Tom Cronin

WAsP for tertiary education

Thursday 26 Jan 17
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WAsP was designed as a suite of models and engineering tools to be used by industry and academia. However, it can also be used for teaching at tertiary education levels. Experiences from DTU suggest that the WAsP tools are very well suited for education of engineering students. Educational licences are available.

DTU Wind Energy has carried out on-site and on-line WAsP continuing education courses for over 25 years all over the world, and more than 1,800 engineers  and researchers have been educated and trained in the WAsP software suite. About 250 of these further have a WAsP Certificate.

Ten years ago, a WAsP training course was further included in a general competence course at DTU: 46200 Wind Farm Planning and Development. This course has been part of the wind energy master education at DTU Wind Energy since 2007 and about 500 students have now taken the course.

The WAsP suite of programs – WAsP, WAsP Engineering, and the Windfarm Assessment Tool – have proven to be very powerful teaching tools at DTU; not only for wind resource assessment and siting, but also in a much more general sense: as an example of engineering calculations, estimations and modelling vs. the real world. Over a three week period, the students learn about the WAsP tools and how to use them, and further carry out a wind farm case study somewhere in the world, where they have access to wind data. The 2017 class featured wind farm projects in Denmark, the Faroe Islands, UK, Germany, France, South Africa, and Mexico – and some offshore wind farms in NW Europe.

Software licences dedicated to teaching and training are available to universities and technical schools; please inquire at wasp@dtu.dk for more information.

For more information on the Wind Farm Planning and Development course, see DTU’s Course Base.
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19 AUGUST 2017