A Course on Applied Superconductivity Shared by Four ...

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7th International CONCEIVE DESIGN IMPLEMENT OPERATE Conference (CDIO2011)

A Course on Applied Superconductivity Shared by Four Departments
Author:Bogi B. Jensen <bbj@elektro.dtu.dk> (Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark)
Asger B. Abrahamsen <asab@risoe.dtu.dk> (Material Research Division, Risø DTU)
Mads P. Sørensen <M.P.Soerensen@mat.dtu.dk> (Department of Mathematics, Technical University of Denmark)
Jørn B. Hansen <jbh@fysik.dtu.dk> (Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark)
Date: 2011-06-20     Track: Main     Session: 1

This abstract describes a project based, interdisciplinary course on applied superconductivity that was shared between four departments. The topic of the course was high temperature superconducting wind turbine generators. The students started by studying the problem at hand and then worked with mathematical modelling, small-scale prototype construction, and experimental testing. The course followed the CDIO ethos, where the students Conceived the problem at hand; Designed a solution; Implemented that solution both by construction and modeling; and finally Operated the constructed prototype and models.