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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2017/2018
Scuola Scuola di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione
Insegnamento 051113 - FUNDAMENTALS OF ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES
Docente Zago Matteo
Cfu 5.00 Tipo insegnamento Monodisciplinare

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Insegnamento
Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - BV (479) MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA GESTIONALE*AZZZZ051113 - FUNDAMENTALS OF ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES

Programma dettagliato e risultati di apprendimento attesi

Objectives

The course aims to provide the students with the theoretical knowledge of physics and engineering to understand, model and design different technologies, ranging from traditional energy conversion systems to electrochemical devices, like batteries and fuel cells, that occupy a growing role in energy conversion and storage sector.

 

Program

The course provides the basis of thermodynamics to deal with the design criteria of different energy technologies. Then, after a technological assessment, the features of some traditional and electrochemical conversion and storage systems for automotive and stationary applications are analyzed in depth, focusing on performance, efficiency, technological issues and off-design conditions.

 

Traditional energy conversion systems

Physics:

  • Review of the 1st and 2nd principle of thermodynamics for closed and open systems.
  • Introduction to exergy and exergy analysis.
  • Review of the 1st and 2nd principle efficiency.
  • Review of heat and mass transfer in heat exchangers.

Technologies:

  • Joule-Brayton and Rankine cycles for stationary applications: operating principle, efficiency, technological issues and limits, off-design conditions, combined cycle.
  • Otto and Diesel cycles for automotive applications: operating principle, efficiency, technological issues and limits, off-design conditions, market analysis.
  • Heat pumps and refrigerators: operating principle, efficiency, technological issues and limits, off-design conditions.
  • Introduction to renewable energy sources (hydro, solar, windmill) and their effect on worldwide energy consumption, electricity price and electric grid stability, focus on Italian scenario.

 

Electrochemical conversion and storage systems

Physics:

  • Working principles of batteries and fuel cells.
  • Thermodynamics and exergy analysis of electrochemical cells.
  • Mass transport phenomena and kinetics of electrochemical cells.

Technologies:

  • Historical overview of electrochemical devices, state of art of electrochemical energy conversion and storage technology for automotive, stationary and portable applications.
  • Batteries with aqueous and non aqueous electrolyte: general features, efficiency, charging and discharging issues, technological limits, lithium ion battery, flow batteries.
  • Water electrolyser for energy storage: general features, efficiency, technological issues and limits, off-design conditions.
  • Polymer electrolyte fuel cell for stationary and automotive applications: general features, efficiency, technological issues and limits, off-design conditions.

Note Sulla Modalità di valutazione

The students will be evaluated through the assignment of homework and a final written exam about the whole course program.


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