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H84ENS Energy Storage
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  MSc students and MEng Students in the Faculty of Engineering.

Taught Semesters:

Spring Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: Knowledge and experimental skills at the BEng or BSc levels in engineering and/or physical science

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  

This module aims to provide Level 4 students with the fundamental knowledge and practical skills in relation with energy storage science, engineering and technology. It covers the following topics:

  • Fuels storage (coal, oil, natural gas, biomass, hydrogen etc)
  • Mechanical energy storage (springs, compressed air, fly wheels etc)
  • Heat or thermal energy storage (phase transformation, endothermic and exothermic reactions etc)
  • Electricity storage (electrochemical means, such as batteries, fuel cells, redox flow batteries, supercapacitors).
  • Integration of storage with supplier and users (power electronics for interfacing energy stores with power grid, renewable sources and users.
  • The module will be delivered in relation with the relevant materials and devices, together with optional laboratory observations and/or practices.

    Method and Frequency of Class:

    ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
    Lecture 12 weeks1 per week2 hours
    Practical 12 weeks1 per week3 hours

    Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

    Method of Assessment: 

    Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
    Exam 1 100 2-hour examination 

    Professor S Garvey

    Education Aims:  This module aims to provide an introduction of the basic science and engineering principles governing energy conversion and storage, and to help students to gain transferable knowledge and skills in relation to existing and future technologies for storage of energy in various forms, such as fuels, heat, mechanical energy, and electricity.

    Learning Outcomes:  

    A6.0.4 - Have some understanding of the limits of available technology and of the potential of new and emerging technology.

    Content within this module as considering new and emerging technologies

    A6.2 - Achievement of Level F Breadth learning outcomes

    Offering School:  Engineering Faculty

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