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RNET-130 - Wind Turbine Systems - 5.00 Credits

RNET-130 - Wind Turbine Systems - 5.00 Credits

Course Details
In this course students learn fundamental conceptsof hydraulics and mechanical systems and theirsupporting role in wind turbine operation including the physics of energy, work and power as well as lubrication and bearing technology. This course will introduce students to the basic structure and application of hydraulics including how to read hydraulic schematics and troubleshoot basic hydraulic components and systems. Included will be the theory of hydraulics, types of fluids, filtration, conductors and seals, reservoirs, hydraulic actuators, control valves and pumps. Trainees will possess the ability to read engineering prints and be able to interpret hydraulic schematic symbols. The course will also serve as an introduction to the fundamentals of mechanical power. It emphasizes learning the different mechanical components from nuts and bolts to gears, gear boxes, shafts and bearings. It demonstrates the importance of lubrication in maintaining gears and other movable parts. Basic alignment and mechanical physics are taught. Also included will be coverage of correct use of hand and power tools, standard mechanical work practices, fastener selection and application, bearing types and lubrication techniques as well as mechanical troubleshooting techniques. Power transmission theory and practice as applied to the repair and maintenance of industrial machinery will also be covered. Included topics are gear and gear drive components, equipment alignment and preventive maintenance.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Renewable Energies Technology Diploma Program - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : RNET Program Admission
    Corequisites : RNET-131 , RNET Program Admission
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master’s Degree and at least 5 years relevant experience
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 75
    Student Evaluation

    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.

    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

    • identify the variables that give metals and alloys their unique properties;

    • be able to distinguish among various fasteners as well as know the metallurgical characteristics of the fasteners surveyed;

    • select appropriate tools used for common shop functions related to thread tapping, the placement of inserts and bolt torqueing/tensioning.

    • work with common hydraulic quantities; force, pressure, area, volume, capacity, flow, speed; differentiate between atmospheric, gauge and absolute pressure;

    • apply the basic theories of fluid power systems as applied to hydraulic applications in power transmission systems; have basic knowledge of the components that make up hydraulic systems; hydraulic fluids, system components, pumps, actuators, fluid conductors;

    • understand basic bearing types as applied to different loads; list and describe common types of bearings;

    • describe the function served by mechanical drives and the common forms of energy produced by them;

    • describe the action and configuration of common gear types such as spur gears, rack and pinion gears and helical gears; list and describe common tooth forms and gear terminology;

    • be conversant in the basic principles of lubrication including lubricant types, uses and lubrication methods;

    • list and describe the major causes of machine vibration and commons means of vibration measurement;

    • understand the concepts associated with the methods commonly utilized to achieve proper shaft alignment including laser alignment; and

    • outline the procedure for proper use of thermography imagers, when they are best applied and their advantages.

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