ENERGETICS

ENERGETICS

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Code
72353
ACADEMIC YEAR
2016/2017
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 9270 Mechanical Engineering - Energy and Aeronautics (LM-33) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-IND/10
LANGUAGE
Italiano
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Mechanical Engineering - Energy and Aeronautics)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The students learn how to apply correctly the mass, energy and entropy balance to Energy systems for power and refrigeration applications. The entropy generation minimization criteria is applied to several actual systems and components (heat exchangers). Fundamental of nuclear power systems are learnt, with particular reference to nuclear fission reactors. Basic refrigeration cycles (gas, Rankine, absorption) are studied. Refrigeration technology is also studied with particular reference to vapor compression and absorption refrigeration systems and the main criteria for their design and operation optimization.

Teaching methods

Class room lessons, numerical calculation and experimental and laboratory activities.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Energy resources, energy conversion and final uses. Mass, energy and entropy balance. Applications in direct and inverse energy conversion cycles. The entropy minimization criterion applied to steady and transient analysis and design. Numerical applications and case studies.

Recalls on nuclear physics. Elements of thermal-hydraulic and neutronic core balances of nuclear fission reactors. Potential applications of nuclear energy. Essential components and operating principles of thermal and fast nuclear reactors. Description of the main nuclear reactors families. Numerical applications on the nuclear plants technology.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Guido Milano, “Energia Nucleare; Fissione, Fusione, Sicurezza e Ambiente”, Second Edition, ARACNE Editrice, Roma 2010.

Adrian Bejan, “Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics”, John Wiley & Sons, 1988

Adrian Bejan, “Entropy Generation Minimization – The method of Thermodynamic Optimization of finite-size Systems and finite-time processes”, CRC Press, 1996

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: By appointment (by arrangement with the lecturer).

Ricevimento: By appointment (by arrangement with the lecturer).

Exam Board

LUCA ANTONIO TAGLIAFICO (President)

GUGLIELMO LOMONACO (President)

GIOVANNI GUGLIELMINI

WALTER BORREANI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Class room lessons, numerical calculation and experimental and laboratory activities.

ORARI

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EXAMS

Exam description

The exam is based on an oral discussion of the subjects developed in the course and in the presentation of a technical report describing the laboratory activity developed.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Pre-requisites :

None in the same curriculum. Basic knowledge is needed of the main mechanical engineering arguments (mathematics, geometry, calculus, thermal and fluid dynamics, heat transfer, energy systems, and so on).