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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2019/2020
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

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

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.

The course fits into the overall program curriculum pursuing some of the defined general learning goals. In particular, the course contributes to the development of the following capabilities:

  • Understand context, functions, processes in energy technologies and the impact of those factors on energy technologies development
  • Design solutions applying a scientific and engineering approach (Analysis, Learning, Reasoning, and Modeling capability deriving from a solid and rigorous multidisciplinary background) to face problems and opportunities in energy technologies

Risultati di apprendimento attesi

The main expected learning outcomes consist in:

  • Identify the physical processes regulating and limiting the operation of conventional and electrochemical energy technologies
  • Point out requirements of energy technologies in function of different applications
  • Identify and understand the main technological issues regarding electrochemical devices and their impact on technology development and costs
  • Determine performance and efficiency of conventional and electrochemical energy technologies in different operating conditions
  • Calculate efficiency losses occurring in physical processes of energy technologies and assess room for improvement
  • Design energy technologies for both stationary and automotive applications, focusing on the trade-off between performance and cost

Argomenti trattati

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.
  • Introduction to exergy and exergy analysis.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Prerequisiti

Basic knowledge of mathematics, chemistry and physics.


Modalità di valutazione

The students will be evaluated through the assignment of a project (not mandatory) and a final oral exam about the whole course program.


Bibliografia
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaMichael J. Moran, Howard N. Shapiro, Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics, Editore: Wiley & Sons

Forme didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore di attività svolte in aula
(hh:mm)
Ore di studio autonome
(hh:mm)
Lezione
38:00
57:00
Esercitazione
12:00
18:00
Laboratorio Informatico
0:00
0:00
Laboratorio Sperimentale
0:00
0:00
Laboratorio Di Progetto
0:00
0:00
Totale 50:00 75:00

Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua Inglese
Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di supporto didattico in lingua inglese
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