Sustainable Energy and the Environment

School of Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Details

Code 22387

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 10

Semester 1

Module description

The aim of the module is to introduce efficient and sustainable energy systems, including CHP, combined cycles of steam and gas turbines, fuel cells and hybrid vehicles, wind energy, solar energy and optimization of heat transfer by pinch technology. This is accompanied by project work on design of a test rig for energy conversion.

SYLLABUS
Efficient and Sustainable Energy Systems
Combined steam and gas power cycles and combined heat and power
Wind Energy and Slip Stream Theory for Wind Turbines
Energy from Biomass
Nuclear Energy
Fuel Cells and Hybrid propulsion Vehicles
Heat Transfer and The Environment
Heat Exchangers and Pinch Technology
Radiation and Global Energy Balance
Greenhouse effect
Solar Energy