ME-460 / 4 crédits

Enseignant(s): Van Herle Jan, Haussener Sophia

Langue: Anglais


Summary

The students assess and compare all renewable energy resources, their real potentials, their limitations and their best applications (energy services). Solar thermal, solar electric, wood, bioliquids, biogas, hydropower incl. tidal and wave power, wind, geothermal incl. heat pumps and buildings.

Content

Keywords

Renewable electricity / heat / transport; efficiency

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

 

  • Master the concepts of mass, energy, and momentum balance
  • Understand the main thermodynamic cycles

 

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain and apply the concepts of thermodynamic efficiency, E6
  • Explain the principles and limitations of the main energy conversion technologies, E7
  • Characterize fossil and renewable energy resources and their corresponding conversion technologies, E8
  • Integrate the challenges related to energy: resources, energy services, economic and environmental impacts, E9
  • Compute and design hydraulic machines, E12
  • Compute and design solar collectors and receivers, E16
  • Compute and design wind power plants, E17

Transversal skills

  • Give feedback (critique) in an appropriate fashion.
  • Take responsibility for environmental impacts of her/ his actions and decisions.
  • Assess one's own level of skill acquisition, and plan their on-going learning goals.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Collect data.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking

Teaching methods

Modules of 2 h interactive lectures completed with1 h of practical numerical examples

Assessment methods

Written exam

Resources

Bibliography

Course slides and resolved exercices in extenso on moodle. Additional references/annexes will be given during the course.

Ressources en bibliothèque

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Renewable energy (for ME)
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Renewable energy (for ME)
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Renewable energy (for ME)
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Renewable energy (for ME)
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Renewable energy (for ME)
  • 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     
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16-17     
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21-22