Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 4
Target Students: MSc students and 3rd and 4th year students in the Faculty of Engineering Available to JYA/Erasmus students.
|Spring||Assessed by end of Spring Semester|
Prerequisites: Any one of the above modules need be taken as a pre-requisite OR any other module with equivalent content.
|MM3EM1||Energy Efficiency for Sustainability 1|
|MM3EM2||Energy Efficiency for Sustainability 2|
|MM2TF2||Thermodynamics & Fluid Mechanics 2|
Summary of Content: This module concerns thermal plant for power generation. It will focus upon steam cycles and gas turbine cycles and integrated steam/gas cycles and consider plant suitable for operation with conventional fossil fuels, biomass, waste heat streams and solar thermal and nuclear heat sources. The module will consider plant for high efficiency, low carbon emission applications and will also include advanced analysis of combustion processes to include chemical equilibrium and the issues related to pollution formation. The emphasis in the module will be upon understanding how to analyse the thermal performance of power plant and undertake design calculations. The emphasis will also be upon system performance and design rather than component design.
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Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||12 weeks||2 per week||1 hour|
Method of Assessment:
|Exam 1||80||Written exam|
|Coursework 1||20||Written coursework|
Dr D Giddings
Education Aims: This module provides knowledge of the technology currently used to generate electrical power from thermal energy and emerging future trends. It provides students with the understanding of thermodynamics and the tools to analyse and improve advanced thermal power systems.
Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
Offering School: Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
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