ENERGETICS

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Code
72353
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 9270 Mechanical Engineering - Energy and Aeronautics (LM-33) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-IND/10
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Mechanical Engineering - Energy and Aeronautics)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The module describes energy sources and their final uses. It also offers fundamentals of nuclear power plants engineering. Applied Thermodynamics issues are developed by means of balance equations (mass, energy, entropiy and exergy), fluid property equations and closure relationships. Efficiency and energy/exergy losses are investigated for direct and inverse processes and their components.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

In the Energetics part, the module begins by providing a general overview of energy resources, energy sources and their end uses. It then continues with general notions of nuclear energy up to their implementation in the field of nuclear power plants.

In the Applied Thermodynamics part, the module examines the use of general balance equations (mass, energy, entropy and exergy), the properties of fluids and the exchange equations. It then provides the criteria for calculating the energy and exergetic yields and losses of the processes (direct and inverse cycles and their components, energy recovery, etc.).

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

LUCA ANTONIO TAGLIAFICO (President)

VINCENZO BIANCO

FEDERICO SCARPA

GUGLIELMO LOMONACO (President Substitute)

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
21/12/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
17/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
01/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
14/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
21/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
07/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale

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).