RENEWABLE POWER PLANTS

Ingegneria Meccanica RENEWABLE POWER PLANTS

0622300037
DIPARTIMENTO DI INGEGNERIA INDUSTRIALE
EQF7
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
2022/2023

YEAR OF COURSE 2
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2018
AUTUMN SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
660LESSONS
ExamDate
IMPIANTI A ENERGIE RINNOVABILI17/02/2023 - 14:00
IMPIANTI A ENERGIE RINNOVABILI17/02/2023 - 14:00
Objectives
THE OBJECTIVE OF THE RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS COURSE IS TO PROVIDE THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE MAIN CONCEPTS CONCERNING PHYSICAL PHENOMENA RELATED TO RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES, IN PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO SOLAR ENERGY, EOLIC ENERGY, BIOMASSES AND ENERGY RECOVERED BY THE SEA. THE COURSE, HELD IN THE SECOND YEAR OF THE MASTER DEGREE COURSE OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, IS OF 6 CREDITS (ECTS).

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDINGS:
- KNOWLEDGE OF THE OPERATING PRINCIPLES AND THE MAIN CONSTRUCTION AND FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OF THE PLANTS.
- KNOWLEDGE OF POTENTIALITY AND LIMITATIONS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES, ALSO IN RELATION TO THE REFERENCE BACKGROUND.
- KNOWLEDGE OF INSTRUMENTS ALLOWING THE COMPARISON BETWEEN TRADITIONAL AND RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND ANALYSIS COMPARING DIFFERENT ENERGY SOURCES AND RELATED SYSTEM TYPES.
- COMPETENCES ON THE PRELIMINARY QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF PLANTS, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SOLAR AND EOLIC PLANTS, EVEN THROUGH THE USE OF COMPUTATIONAL PROGRAMS.
Prerequisites
SUCCESSFUL ACHIEVEMENT OF ALL OBJECTIVES REQUIRES DETAILED KNOWLEDGE OF PHYSICS AND THERMODYNAMICS, MACHINES AND ENERGY SYSTEMS. AS FAR AS PRACTICAL EXERCISES CONCERNS THE BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF COMPUTATIONAL PROGRAMMING IS REQUIRED.
Contents
THE COURSE CONSISTS OF 60 HOURS (6 ECTS) DIVIDED INTO THEORETICAL LESSONS, NUMERICAL EXERCISES AND GUIDED EXERCISES IN LABORATORY.
THE MAIN ARGUMENTS ADDRESSED IN THE COURSE ARE (IN BRACKETS THE THEORETICAL LESSONS, EXERCISES AND LABORATORY/TECHNICAL VISITS HOURS):

- RENEWABLE SOURCES. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS. (3/0/0)
- THE KYOTO PROTOCOL AND THE OTHER INTERNATIONAL TREATIES. THE MAJOR ACTORS AND STAKEHOLDERS IN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES. THE EUROPEAN AND ITALIAN REGULATIONS. INCENTIVES. (3/0/0)
- SOLAR RADIATION. SOLAR COLLECTORS. THERMAL SOLAR PLANTS. THERMAL SOLAR POWER. PHOTOVOLTAICS. TRANSPORT APPLICATIONS. (8/6/2)
- WIND ENERGY. THE BETZ THEORY. WIND TURBINES, WITH HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL AXIS. POWER CURVE, EFFICIENCY AND POWER FACTOR. THE DISTRIBUTION OF WEIBULL AND ITS USE FOR WIND PLANTS. WIND TURBINE CONTROL. (8/5/0)
- BIOMASSES AND THEIR USE FOR ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS. (3/0/0)
- OCEAN ENERGY: WAVE, TIDAL, CURRENT, OTEC. SOLAR PONDS. (3/0/0)
- HYBRID PLANTS. ENERGY STORAGE: HYBDAULIC, PNEUMATIC (CAES), BATTERIES. (3/0/0)
- GEOTHERMAL ENERGY AND GEOTHERMAL PLANTS. (2/0/0)
- USE OF FUEL CELLS FOR STATIONARY ENERGY PRODUCTION AND FOR TRANSPORT. (2/0/1)
- USE OF PHOTOVOLTAICS FOR TRANSPORT. (2/0/2)
- TECHNICAL AND ECONOMIC STUDY OF RENEWABLE ENERGY PLANTS BY MEANS OF SPREADSHEETS AND PROGRAMS IN MATLAB. (2/5/0)
Teaching Methods
TEACHING, INCLUDES THEORETICAL LESSONS AND CLASSROOM EXERCISES, WITH COMPUTER USE, AS WELL AS LABORATORY AND TECHNICAL VISITS TO RENEWABLE ENERGY PLANTS AT THE UNIVERSITY AND/OR OUTSIDE COMPANIES.
Verification of learning
THE SUCCESSFUL ACHIEVEMENT OF COURSE OBJECTIVES WILL BE ASSESSED THROUGH AN EVALUATION EXAM (30 IS THE MAXIMUM MARK). VERIFICATION INVOLVES A WRITTEN NUMERICAL TEST AND AN ORAL TEST. THE TWO-HOURS NUMERICAL TEST CONSISTS IN SOLVING A PROBLEM OF THE SAME TYPE AS THOSE SOLVED DURING THE EXERCISE HOURS AND IN THREE RANDOM QUESTIONS ON COURSE TOPICS. THE ANALYSIS OF RESPONSES, CONTAINED ON A PAGE, ALLOWS TO VERIFY THE KNOWLEDGE OF TOPICS, TEXT UNDESTANDING, LANGUAGE PROPERTY, CLARITY AND SYNTHESIS SKILLS. IN ORDER TO PASS THE EXAM, THE STUDENT MUST DEMONSTRATE TO UNDERSTAND AND KNOW HOW TO APPLY THE MAIN CONCEPTS OUTLINED IN THE COURSE. THE MARK, WITH A MAXIMUM VALUE OF 30 AND POSSIBLE LAUDE, WILL DEPEND ON THE MATURITY GAINED ON THE COURSE TOPICS, ALSO TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE QUALITY OF THE WRITTEN AND ORAL PRESENTATION AND THE JUDGMENT AUTONOMY.
THE ORAL TEST CONSISTS IN A DISCUSSION LASTING NO MORE THAN ABOUT 20 MINUTES. THE FINAL MARK COMES FROM THE JOINT ANALYSIS OF THE TWO TESTS.
Texts
G.RIZZO, IMPIANTI AD ENERGIA RINNOVABILE
G.RIZZO, CORSO DI MACCHINE E SISTEMI ENERGETICI, CD-ROM, CUES.
The slides are available at the website http://elearning.diin.unisa.it/

SORENSEN, ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS, JOHN WILEY AND SONS.
A.V.DA ROSA, FUNDAMENTALS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY PROCESSES, ELSEVIER.
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