Advanced Energy Systems

Course code CHEE6008Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

Aims to provide students with an overview of energy sources (both renewable and non-renewable), fuel properties, combustion, thermodynamics and energy efficiency analysis, power cycles, energy conversion systems, and environmental implications of energy systems. The course will establish an appreciation of topics such as power generation from fossil fuels, clean coal technologies, biomass energy, solar thermal power, wind power, geothermal power, and nuclear power.

Students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate Engineering Science and Master of Engineering Science will undertake this as a short course.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThe purpose and objective of the course are:

(a) To provide an introduction to chemistry, thermodynamics, and heat transfer fundamentals of energy systems.
(b) To develop an understanding of physical processes associated with energy conversion systems.
(c) To establish, at an introductory level, an appreciation of fuel technology, power generation, combustion and environmental implications of energy systems.
Content1. Energy sources
* Fossil fuels
* Renewable energy sources

2. Characteristics of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels

3. Combustion technology
* Reaction kinetics
* Combustion chemistry
* Flames
* Power generation systems such as, gas-fired furnaces, premixed-charged engines, oil-fired furnaces, gas-turbines, direct injection engines, fixed-bed combustors, pulverised fuel combustors, and fluidised bed combustors

4. Thermodynamics and energy efficiency analysis

5. Power cycles

6. Conventional coal technologies

7. Clean coal technologies

8. Biomass energy

9. Solar thermal power

10. Wind power

11. Geothermal power

12. Nuclear power

13. Energy and environment
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeChemistry, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and mathematics at BEng (Chemical) level
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassExamination: Students must satisfactorily pass final exam to pass course. Criterion fail ensures that students exhibit analytical competency in the fundamental of advanced energy systems.
Essays / Written Assignments
Group/tutorial participation and contribution
Other: (please specify)Refer to course outline for detailed information on percentages for examination, assignments and projects.
Regular assignments
Case Scenario/PBL exercises
Contact HoursLecture: for 30 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CHEE6008