Fiches de cours 2017-2018

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Thermodynamics of energy conversion and storage

ChE-414

Enseignant(s) :

Züttel Andreas

Langue:

English

Summary

The course is an introduction to the energy conversion. It focusses on the thermodynamics of the engines and systems for the conversion of energy from fossil fuels and renewable resources. The relevant aspects of modern energy conversion are treated and the potentials and limitations are estimated.

Content

' Basic introduction into thermodynamics of energy conversion ' Energy demand and energy economy ' Resources and climat change ' Internal combustion engines (piston engines) ' Turbines
' Nuclear power station ' Renewable energy sources
' Solar thermal energy conversion
' Wind power
' Hydro power
' Photovoltaics
' Geothermal energy
' Tides
' Storage of renewable energy

Keywords

Energy conversion

Efficiency

Resources

Renewable energy

Learning Outcomes

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

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra using Powerpoint slides. Examples will be shown to illustrate theory.

Expected student activities

Taking notes in the course hours. Solve the exercises.

Assessment methods

One final written exam.

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes

Resources

Bibliography

Henning STRUCHRUP, 'Thermodynamics and energy conversion', Springer (PDF CHF 54.-
http://www.hanser-elibrary.com/isbn/9783446427327)
David JC McKay, 'Sustainable Energy - without the hot air', http://www.withouthotair.com/cft.pdf

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

Students have access to the slides few days before each lesson.

Dans les plans d'études

  • Génie chimique et biotechnologie, 2017-2018, Master semestre 2
    • Semestre
      Printemps
    • Forme de l'examen
      Ecrit
    • Crédits
      3
    • Matière examinée
      Thermodynamics of energy conversion and storage
    • Cours
      2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
    • Exercices
      1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Génie chimique et biotechnologie, 2017-2018, Master semestre 4
    • Semestre
      Printemps
    • Forme de l'examen
      Ecrit
    • Crédits
      3
    • Matière examinée
      Thermodynamics of energy conversion and storage
    • Cours
      2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
    • Exercices
      1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

LuMaMeJeVe
8-9
9-10
10-11
11-12
12-13
13-14
14-15
15-16
16-17
17-18
18-19
19-20
20-21
21-22
En construction
Cours
Exercice, TP
Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand