Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Energy conversion and renewable energy

ME-409

Lecturer(s) :

Haussener Sophia
Maréchal François
Van Herle Jan

Language:

English

Summary

The goal of the lecture is to present the principles of the energy conversion for conventional and renewable energy resources and to explain the most important parameters that define the energy conversion efficiency, resources implications and economics of the energy conversion technologies.

Content

Overview of energy stakes
Thermodynamic principles relevant for energy conversion systems, review of thermodynamic power cycles, heat pumps and refrigeration cycles, co-generation
Carbon capture and sequestration
Renewable energy vectors, their physical principles and essential equations: Solar (photovoltaics and thermal - collectors/concentrators), geothermal, biomass (a.o. gasification, biogases, liquid biofuels), hydro, wind
Fuel cells and hydrogen as energy vector
Storage of energy: Batteries, compressed air, pumped hydro, thermal storage
Integrated urban systems

Keywords

Energy conversion, renewable energy

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Physics I
Physics II

Important concepts to start the course

Conservation principles (energy, mass, momentum)

Some basis in thermodynamics

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

ex cathedra courses 2 hours per week and 1 hour of exercice with teaching assistant

Expected student activities

Assessment methods

Written exam (66%) and a project report (34%).

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Notes/Handbook

Slides, videos and other documents are available on moodle

Websites
Moodle Link
Videos

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9 SG0213   
9-10    
10-11 SG0213   
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German