INNOVATIVE ENERGY SYSTEMS

INNOVATIVE ENERGY SYSTEMS

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Code
60099
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 9270 Mechanical Engineering - Energy and Aeronautics (LM-33) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 9269 Mechanical Engineering - Design and Production (LM-33) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-IND/09
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Mechanical Engineering - Energy and Aeronautics)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Different Types of innovative plants are described and analysed in dept with particular attention to the thermodynamic theory and performances. Moreover a detailed overview on the applications,

environmental impact and economic aspects is presented with particular regards to the current and future plant configurations and alternative fuel utilisations.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The object of the course consists in providing the implements for a technical and environmental assessment of the energy systems taking into account their innovation and sustainability: energy management, distributed generation, wind energy, hydraulic energy, energy storage systems, energy from biomass, hydrogen production and utilisation, fuel cells and hybrid systems.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Worldwide and national energy production overview.

Traditional and renewable energy sources.

Environmental aspects of energy production.

Carbon capture and sequestration methods.

Energy storage by means of Hydrogen and chemicals production.

Innovative plants fed by Hydrogen. Fuel Cells and Hybrid systems for power generation.

Biofuels and biomass utilisations.

Concentrated Solar Power plants.

Distributed generations and smart grids.

Innovative configuration for traditional power plants: Integrated Gasification Combined cycles, Steam Injection gas turbine).

Economical aspect of Innovative systems.

Transient behaviour of power systems.

Teaching methods

The course is formed by a succession of theoretical lessons, where the above main subjects are developed, and some exercises about direct and inverse calculations concerning the subjects of lessons.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The subjects are:

  • The present energy scenarios and the perspectives of the innovative systems in the short and medium period on the ground of technical and economic considerations The energy management  and the market: distributed generation, cogeneration, renewable energies.
  • Innovative cycles and CO2 sequestration in order to enhance the sustainability of fossil fuels. Tools for energy systems analysis: applications to production and induced pollution.
  • Energy from renewable sources (biomass, waves)
  • Thermo economic analisys of innovative systems

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Fuel Cell Handbook, US Department of Energy, Morgantown, WV (USA), 2013.

B. Soerensen:”Energy conversion, transmission and Storage”, Academic Press, 2008;

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: On appointment

Ricevimento: On appointment.

Exam Board

ALBERTO TRAVERSO (President)

LOREDANA MAGISTRI (President)

MARIO LUIGI FERRARI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course is formed by a succession of theoretical lessons, where the above main subjects are developed, and some exercises about direct and inverse calculations concerning the subjects of lessons.

ORARI

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INNOVATIVE ENERGY SYSTEMS

EXAMS

Exam description

Verbal examination and practical exercises

Assessment methods

The students will take a verbal test consisting of one or more questions, related to the topics covered in class, to monitor their level of comprehension and knowledge, and to ascertain their critical thinking and capacity of synthesis.

The practical exercises will be evaluated and discussed.

The final mark will be the average mark of the two parts of the exam (verbal and exercitations).

FURTHER INFORMATION

Pre-requisites :

Turbomachinery and energy plants