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March 2014

Wind Power - Technology and Design Seminar

Status: This seminar has been cancelled due to low registration.
Date: Monday, March 24, 2014
Time: 8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM-5:30 PM: Wind Power - Technology and Design
Location: Burnaby, BC
Presenter: Dr. Mehrzad Tabatabaian, Ph.D., P.Eng. – BCIT, School of Energy (Program Head-Faculty Mechanical Engineering Department)
Credit: 7.5 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $395.00 + GST = $414.75 until Mar 10, 2014

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $495.00 + GST = $519.75

Non-Member Price: $495.00 + GST = $519.75

Student Member Price: $247.50 + GST = $259.88
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by March 10, 2014 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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Wind Power - Technology and Design Seminar. Technologies for converting wind energy to other useful forms of energy will be explained. The wind energy potential in BC and Canada and the future of this technology will be discussed. Wind speed measurement techniques and relevant calculations for over-all system design will be given along with examples. Effects on CO2 emission reduction will be discussed. Participants will learn about wind energy system, components, potentials, and design.
Technologies for converting wind energy to other useful forms of energy will be explained. The wind energy potential in BC and Canada and the future of this technology will be discussed. Wind speed measurement techniques and relevant calculations for over-all system design will be given along with examples. Effects on CO2 emission reduction will be discussed. Participants will learn about wind energy system, components, potentials, and design. 
 
Major topics may include following:
  • Wind power/energy-big picture
  • Introduction to wind energy sources
  • Wind data and measurement techniques
  • Wind power calculations
  • Betz limit, derivation & interpretation
  • Wind turbines, types and applications
  • Components of a turbine (HAWT, VAWT)
  • Power curve & TSR
  • Introduction to aerodynamics of turbine blades
  • Control Mechanisms and techniques
  • System design & modeling example
  • Economics and cost analysis methods
  • Introduction to wind farms
 
What Previous Participants have said about this Seminar:
  •  “Very knowledgeable, good presenter overall.”
  • “Friendly, engaging presenter. Thank you for including useful technical content that I can use in my career!”
  • “The material was very interesting and informative. Good use of examples. He was well prepared and knowledgeable on this subject.”
 
Presenter
 
Dr. Mehrzad Tabatabaian, Ph.D., P.Eng. – BCIT, School of Energy (Program Head-Faculty Mechanical Engineering Department)
 
Dr. Mehrzad Tabatabaian is a Faculty Member- Instructor and Program Head- at the Mechanical Engineering Department, School of Energy at BCIT with several years of teaching experience. In addition to teaching courses in the fields of thermodynamics, energy systems management and modeling he also does research on renewable energy systems and modeling. Dr. Tabatabaian is also the School Research Committee Chair and actively involved in the energy-initiative activities. He has published several papers in various scientific journals and conferences, and also holds several patents in the energy field. Dr. Tabatabaian’s recent focus is on wind and solar power which has resulted in registered and pending patents.
 
Recently, Mehrzad volunteered to help establishing a new division at APEGBC, the Division for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (DEERE).
 
Mehrzad Tabatabaian got his BEng from Sharif University of Technology (1979) in Iran, graduated from McGill University (MEng 1986, PhD 1990) in Montreal, Canada. He has been an active academic, professor, and engineer in leading alternative energy, oil, and gas industries. Mehrzad has also a Leadership Certificate from the University of Alberta, the Green Building Technologies Certification, and holds an APEGBC P.Eng. license and is a member of ASME.


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