Advanced Energy Systems
Available in 2013
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
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.
|Objectives||The 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.
|Content||1. Energy sources
* Fossil fuels
* Renewable energy sources
2. Characteristics of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels
3. Combustion technology
* Reaction kinetics
* Combustion chemistry
* 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
|Assumed Knowledge||Chemistry, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and mathematics at BEng (Chemical) level|
|Modes of Delivery||External Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 30 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks|
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for CHEE6008|