Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Engines and fuel cells

ME-551

Lecturer(s) :

Van Herle Jan

Language:

English

Summary

The students describe and explain the thermodynamic and operating principles of internal combustion engines and all fuel cell types, identify the determining physical parameters for the operating regimes, the efficiencies and the polluting emissions, and compare the systems against each other.

Content

Operation principles of engines, mechanical (kinematics, dynamics) and thermodynamic principles (ideal cycles), diesel and spark ignition engines (combustion process, load regulation, noise analysis and prevention, electronics regulation, supercharging), characterization of combustion gases, pollutant formation, means and methods of emissions reduction, modeling (cycle modeling, time dependant combustion, sub-systems modeling), New concepts: hybrids systems, downsizing, direct injection, discussion.
Construction and architecture of fuel cell families, for application at ambient and high temperature. Operating principles, thermodynamics and kinetics. Advantages and challenges, highlighting the efficiency (electrical, cogeneration, part-load). Fuel choice and fuel treatment (hydrogen, hydrocarbons). Aspects of modeling in fuel cells. Exercices with numerical exemples.

Keywords

Efficiency, cycles, emissions, modeling

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Important concepts to start the course

Learning Outcomes

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

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra with frequent questions. Resolved exercices.

Expected student activities

Solve the exercises by yourself.

Rehearse the previous course module for the following week

Assessment methods

Written exam, general knowledge questions and numerical resolution of exercices, on both course subjects (50% engines - 50% fuel cells).

 

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Bibliography

Thermodynamics and Energetics, Borel/Favrat (PPUR)

 

Ressources en bibliothèque

In the programs

    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       Written
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Engines and fuel cells
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       Written
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Engines and fuel cells
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Energy Management and Sustainability, 2017-2018, Master semester 1
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       Written
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Engines and fuel cells
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Energy Management and Sustainability, 2017-2018, Master semester 3
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       Written
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Engines and fuel cells
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17  INJ218  
17-18    
18-19    
19-20    
20-21    
21-22    
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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