ENERGETICS AND APPLIED THERMODYNAMICS

ENERGETICS AND APPLIED THERMODYNAMICS

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Code
72352
ACADEMIC YEAR
2016/2017
CREDITS
12 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)
modules
This unit is composed by:

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES (FURTHER INFO)

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 (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

Classroom lessons, numerical calculations, laboratory tests.

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.
Elements of neutronic balance in the core of a nuclear reactor. Essential components and working principles of a thermal and fast nuclear reactor. Analysis of the main typology of the actual (III th generation) nuclear reactors and of the future IVth generation nuclear reactors. Elements of thermal and fluid dynamics for the refrigeration of the core of thermal and fast nuclear reactors. Several numerical application on the nuclear plant technology.
Refrigeration technology. Rankine and absorption cycles. Process analysis and optimization. Vapour compression refrigeration technology, components, design and control. Design of absorption systems. Laboratory measurements on small size refrigerators. Heat pumps and solar assisted heat pumps. Innovation in refrigeration technology (magnetic refrigeration, dynamic regulation and control of refrigeratoprs)

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Guido Milano, “Energia Nucleare; Fissione, Fusione, Sicurezza e Ambiente”, ECIG Edizioni Culturali Internazionali, Genova, 2008.
Adrian Bejan Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics – John Whiley & Sons – 1988
Adrian Bejan Entropy Generation Minimization – The method of Thermodynamic Optimization of finite-size Systems and finite-time processes. – CRC Press, 1996
E. Bonauguri, D. Miari Tecnica del Freddo, Hoepli, 1977
Karl Breidenbach , Uberto Stefanutti : Manuale del freddo,Tecniche nuove, 2008

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

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

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

Classroom lessons, numerical calculations, laboratory tests.