Course Description · Measurement Techniques in Wind Energy

Keywords: SCADA data, time series analysis, wind measurements, strain gauges.

Course Responsible: Michael Courtney

General Course objectives

The focus of the course is measurement techniques used in and around wind turbines –including use of the relevant international standards and evaluation of uncertainty.


Learning Objectives

A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

  • Design outlines of data acquisition systems considering the requirements and the local conditions
  • Organize wind measurements in a database
  • Quality control wind measurements
  • Define the concept of uncertainty for a measured quantity
  • Identify relevant measurement standards in wind energy
  • Produce a cup calibration report from wind tunnel measurements including assessment of uncertainty
  • Analyse wind speed measurements for a wind resource assessment
  • Determine wind turbine power performance from measurements
  • Determine structural properties for a wind turbine from measurements
  • Select the most suitable wind measurement technology
  • Explain different methods for structural loads measurements on wind turbines
  • Explain wind turbine noise measurements



In this course, you will gain knowledge about topics, like Data acquisition and data management, measurement uncertainty, wind measurements wind turbine power performance measurement, wind turbine loads and structural response measurements, wind turbine noise measurements, wind energy measurement standards. 



Michael Courtney
Senior Researcher
DTU Wind Energy
+45 46 77 50 08


Kurt Schaldemose Hansen
Senior researcher
DTU Wind Energy
+45 45 25 43 18


Ginka Georgieva Yankova
Research Engineer
DTU Wind Energy