Energetics Renato Ricci
Basic knowledge of Calculus, Mechanics and Fluidynamics
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
The course allows to the students to obtain the advanced knowledge about renewable and traditional energy resources.
In particular renewable resources design matter will be faced.
By means of the integration of expertise gathered in the undergraduate courses (Applied Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer and Fluid Machinery) the students complete their knowledge in the energy system area.
The students will obtain a deeper knowledge of energy conversion and management with particular emphasis to last developments in this specific area. The engineering multidisciplinary context will be also addressed with references connected to energy systems
CAPACITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
In order to face complex design problems in the field of energy systems the students should be able to correctly analyze the operation conditions of energy systems based on renewable resources.
At the of the course the students will be able to: 1. analyze a renewable energy based plant; 2. design a renewable energy based plant.
The knowledge and the expertise aforementioned will provide an increment to students free learning abilities
Energy by fossil fuels: resources availability and global energy policy. Local and regional laws and feeds. Main aspects of combustion energy plants.
Solar energy: photovoltaic solar plants: Technique of design.
Electricity storage systems: new devices for renewable energy plants
Wind energy: principles of meteorology, main aerodynamic aspects of horizontal axis wind turbine (from actuator disk to BEM theory) and vertical axis, analysis of the main components of a wind turbine. Focus on wind turbine power control tecniques. Main rules and aspects of wind farm design. IEC61400 certification standards.
Hydropower: classification of the hydraulic turbines, analysis of the fluidynamic behaviuor of the turbine. Design of the main infrastructures connected with hydraulic energy conversion, pressure losses in pipeline and in transport systems.
Biomass and Biogas energy palnts: main aspects of the conversion technology and enviromental problems.
Development of the examination
LEARNING EVALUATION METHODS
Interactions with students during the lessons
LEARNING EVALUATION CRITERIA
Evaluation of the learning state
LEARNING MEASUREMENT CRITERIA
Problem solving skills
FINAL MARK ALLOCATION CRITERIA
Level of knowledge and analytical capacity
On www.termofluido.univpm.it you'll find the lecture notes
- Ingegneria Meccanica (Corso di Laurea Magistrale (DM 270/04))