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RENEWABLE ENERGIES

CODE 60345
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018
CREDITS 6 credits during the 2nd year of 9270 Mechanical Engineering - Energy and Aeronautics (LM-33) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-IND/10
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (Mechanical Engineering - Energy and Aeronautics)
SEMESTER 1° Semester

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is provide the students the engineering knowledge on renewable energy characteristics and the related technologies to exploit the wind, hydro, solar, geothermal and biomass resources

TEACHING METHODS

The course is based on theoretical lectures, solution of case problems and computer aided design of solar systems.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Primary energy resources: world situation, history, future scenarios. Renewable energy exploitation in the different countries and the Italian situation. Government programs and Italian laws. The eolic resource. Availability analysis, basic theory, turbines, generators, environmental impact. The energy from hydro plants. Mini hydro systems, available energy and exploitable energy, machinery, water collection systems. Solar energy: characteristics, solar angles and their relationships, solar irrandiance and irradiation outside the atmosphere and at ground. Energy on tilted surfaces. Insolation data and correlations. Solar collectors, theory, efficiency calculation, plane collectors and evacuated tube collectors. Solar plants for the production of hot water. Heat exchangers, plant configuration, the F-chart method. Solar cooling, high temperature solar plants. Photovoltaic systems, principles, technologies, electrical arrangements, matching, off-grid and connected systems, project criteria. Hybrid (PVT) systems. Energy from the earth: the geothermal heat pumps, the ground probes, design criteria. Biomasses, characteristics, energy from biomasses, forest sustainable exploitation. Basic economic analysis of renewable energy systems. Computer aided design of solar and geothermal systems.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

M.J. Moran, H.N. Shapiro: Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics, John Wiley and Sons, Inc, 1988

A. Bejan, Heat Transfer, John Wiley and Sons, Inc, 1993

H. A. Sorensen, Energy Conversion Systems, J. Wiley, 1983;

J.F. Manwell, J.G. McGowab, A.L. Rogers, Wind Energy Explained, Wiley, 2nd Edition, 2012

T. D. Eastop, D. R. Croft, Energy Efficiency for Engineers and Technologist, Longman, 1990;

G. Comini, G. Cortella, Energetica generale, Padova, 1996;

L.R. Ingersoll, O.J. Zobel, and A.C. Ingersoll, Heat Conduction with Engineering, Geological, and other Applications, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1954.

H. Christopher, H. Armstead, Geothermal Energy, Spon, 1979

D. Banks, An Introduction to Thermogeology, Ground Source Heating and Cooling, Wiley, 2012

A. Duffie and W.A. Beckman, Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes, John Wiley, 1980 F.Groppi, C.Zuccaro, Impianti Solari Fotovoltaici a norme CEI, Ed. Delfino, 2005.

Soteris A. Kalogirou, Solar Energy Engineering, Second Edition: Processes and Systems, Academic Press, 2013

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MARCO FOSSA (President)

FRANCESCO DEVIA

ANTONELLA PRIARONE

GIOVANNI TANDA

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

The course is based on theoretical lectures, solution of case problems and computer aided design of solar systems.

Class schedule

RENEWABLE ENERGIES

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral examination.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Discussions during the lectures and during the preparation of the student tutorials

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
29/01/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
13/02/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
12/06/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
12/07/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
11/09/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Pre-requisites :

Knowledge on fundamentals of mathematics, physics, applied thermodynamics and fluid mechanics (not mandatory, but reccomended)