Provide general knowledge on energy conversion systems from renewable sources, with particular reference to the technologies and methodologies related to the conversion of energy from wind power, hydraulic and engine plants based on the technology of gas turbines. Provide the operative tools for the dimensioning of plants and machines for energy conversion from renewable energy sources. Hydraulic and Wind Energy and distributed Cogeneration from fossil fuel or biofuel by means of micro gas turbines. Provide tools for calculating energy producibility from wind farms, hydraulic and micro gas turbine. Provide knowledge for economic and financial analysis simplified to compare different energy conversion systems.
Energy conversion from renewable energy sources, environmental and economic sustainability.
Fundamentals concepts of turbomachines for energy conversion.
Hydroelectric power plants. Components of hydroelectric power plants.
Classification of hydraulic turbines. Main components of hydraulic turbines.
Dimensioning of hydraulic turbines.
Wind energy application.
Classification of wind turbines. Main components of wind turbines.
Wind speed measurements, probability density function.
Wind energy conversion. Turbine performance.
One dimensional theory for wind turbines.
Wind turbine control.
Distributed cogeneration with Micro Gas turbines:
Distributed cogeneration and fields of application of energy conversion by means of micro gas turbines.
Rigenerative gas turbine cycles.
Component efficiency effects on global gas turbine efficiency.
Main components of micro gas turbines with regeneration.
High efficiency radial turbomachinery. Low emission combustion.
Biofuel for micro gas turbine.
Thermo-mechanical characteristics of micro gas turbines.
F. Kreith, J. Kreider: “ Principles of Sustainable Energy” CRC Press, USA, 2011.
D.Cocco,C.Palomba,P.Puddu: ”Tecnologie delle energie rinnovabili” SGE editoriali, Padova, 2008.
R. Pallabazzer: “ Sistemi di conversione eolica” Hoepli, Milano, 2011.
H. Cohen, GFC. Rogers, HH. Saravanamuttoo; “ Gas Turbine Theory”, Varun Blatt, 2012.
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MARIO LUIGI FERRARI (President)
PIETRO ZUNINO (President Substitute)
The student is required to demonstrate his understanding of the topics by answering questions about the course syllabus.
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