MAE 189: MAE Senior Design Project
Renewable Energy—Wind Energy
Coordinator: Prof. Yun Wang
Office: EG 4231
Course information: This design project is one topic in the renewable energy program. The project topic is flexible, varying from the basic designs of wind energy to efficiency analysis that can be managed by senior students. Students will work together on one comprehensive project for three continuous quarters. After this project, students will be able to:
1.) Understand the basic structure of targeted energy devices;
2.) Understand the fundamentals of targeted energy devices;
3.) Design/fabricate the basic components of targeted energy devices;
4.) Apply the learning in class to solve real engineering issues;
5.) Conduct literature review and write proposals;
6.) Prepare papers to UROP journals or others.
Degree units: Credit units: 1-4 (Leader: 3-4; Member: 1-2).
Grading policy: In order to pass, the students must:
1) Actively involve in the design project.
2) Accomplish all the project tasks.
Usually, three major tasks are involved:
1.) Fall: literature review-> identify topics-> attend UROP workshops -> prepare proposal to UROP;
2.) Winter: design and fabricate;
3.) Spring: experimental test and prepare for the MAE review display and UROP presentation.