ENERGETICS

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Code
72353
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 9270 Mechanical Engineering - Energy and Aeronautics (LM-33) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-IND/10
LANGUAGE
Italian
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

Office hours: By appointment (by arrangement with the lecturer).

Office hours: By appointment (by arrangement with the lecturer).

Exam Board

GUGLIELMO LOMONACO (President)

LUCA ANTONIO TAGLIAFICO (President)

VINCENZO BIANCO

WALTER BORREANI

FEDERICO SCARPA

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

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

Class schedule

ENERGETICS

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.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The assesment method of the knowledge acquired by the students consist of an oral examination on the two main  subjects of the course, that is applied nuclear energy, applied thermodynamics and energetics. Depending on the development of the course, monographic studies can be developed by the students on the basis of lecturer's suggestions.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
12/01/2018 11:00 GENOVA Orale
13/02/2018 11:00 GENOVA Orale
26/06/2018 11:00 GENOVA Orale
25/07/2018 11:00 GENOVA Orale
11/09/2018 11:00 GENOVA Orale
26/10/2018 11:00 GENOVA Orale