Within the field of mechanical and mechatronics engineering, we offer tree courses - below, you will find more information about each course.
Please check the individual course descriptions for possible prerequisites and remember to see at which campus it is offered.
Applied Composite Drone ManufacturingDrones come in various forms and shapes. The purpose of flying requires smart constructions and lightweight materials, such as composites. The composite lab at the Danish drone center offers various composite manufacturing technologies and materials to build different types of drones. The range of processes spans from additive manufacturing with composite materials over to filament winding and vacuum infusion. Natural fibres, like flax, offer sustainable composites but also glass and carbon fibres could lead to flying solutions.
Experimental Fluid Mechanics
This course introduces methods and techniques for measurement and data analysis in experimental fluid mechanics, e.g. study of aerodynamic in wind tunnel and hydrodynamics in pipes and ducts. During the course you will go through the following subjects: Dimensional analysis, flow similarity and model studies, Design and analyses of experiments and Experiences with different measurement technologies for experiments in fluids. After participation in the course you will be able to plan and conduct experiments in fluids and to document the result from laboratory experiments in a report.
Wind Turbine TechnologyA folk high school in the little village of Askov, not far from the two largest SDU campuses, is the cradle of the successful Danish wind turbine industry. Here, the pioneer Poul la Cour designed and build wind turbines in the 1890s together with his students that later became the grandfathers of wind turbine technology in Denmark and perhaps the world.In this summer course, we will first visit this historic place and spend the following two weeks on designing, building and testing our own small wind turbine based on today’s theories and best practices for wind turbines.You will learn about the momentum balance that exist between the wind velocities and the aerodynamic forces in the rotor plane of the turbine, and that leads us to the theoretical maximum power limit of 16/27 of the kinetic energy in the wind, the Betz’ limit.We will use this knowledge to design an aerodynamically optimal wind turbine blade under constraint that it is structural strong enough to withstand the aerodynamic forces. So, you will also learn to evaluate the structural integrity of a beam subject to distributed forces and use the result to redesign the blade if necessary.At the end of our two weeks together, we are going to test the power output and structural integrity of your blades on a turbine rotor in real wind conditions. Besides this planned track, there will be opportunities to learn about any other aspect of wind turbine technology from Professor Morten Hartvig Hansen who has studied and taught with this topic for more than 20 years.