ME-409 / 3 credits

Teacher(s): Maréchal François, Nguyen Tuong-Van

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

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:

  • Model energy conversion systems and industrial processes
  • Draw the energy balances of an energy conversion system
  • Elaborate energy conversion scenarios
  • Describe the principles and limitations of the main energy conversion technologies
  • Explain the efficiency and the main emission sources of energy conversion processes
  • Quantify the efficiency and the main emission sources of energy conversion processes
  • Compare energy conversion systems
  • Describe Describe and explain the main thermodynamic cycles E5
  • Explain Explain and apply the concepts of thermodynamic efficiency E6
  • Explain Explain the principles and limitations of the main energy conversion technologies E7
  • Characterize Characterize fossil and renewable energy resources and their corresponding conversion technologies E8
  • Explain Explain and calculate the main emission sources of energy conversion processes E23
  • Explain Understand the challenges related to energy: resources, energy services, economic and environmental impacts E9

Transversal skills

  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Write a scientific or technical report.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Identify the different roles that are involved in well-functioning teams and assume different roles, including leadership roles.

Teaching methods

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

Expected student activities

  • active partiicpation to the lecture
  • exercice for the exam presentation
  • a mini project consisting in writing a 6 page report on an energy scenario for Switzerland

Assessment methods

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

Resources

Notes/Handbook

Slides, videos and other documents are available on moodle

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Energy conversion and renewable energy
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Energy conversion and renewable energy
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Energy conversion and renewable energy
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Energy conversion and renewable energy
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Energy conversion and renewable energy
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Energy conversion and renewable energy
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Energy conversion and renewable energy
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Energy conversion and renewable energy
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Energy conversion and renewable energy
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Energy conversion and renewable energy
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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