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THERMAL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND SIMULATION

CODE 66238
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 3nd year of 8720 INGEGNERIA MECCANICA (L-9) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-IND/10
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course provides students with a great opportunity to learn more about commercial software tools in the analysis and simulation of thermal systems. Briefly, the students will achieve skills in the use of software devoted to the solution of a large selection of practical problems: from thermodynamics of processes and cycles to data manipulation and simple economic assessment.

    Lessons will be given in the informatic room of the faculty or via Teams [Covid pandemic]

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course provides students with a great opportunity to learn more about commercial software tools in the analysis and simulation of thermal systems. Briefly, the students will achieve skills in the use of software devoted to the solution of a large selection of practical problems: from thermodynamics to simple economic assessment.

    Lessons will be given in the informatic room of the faculty

     

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Operational skills

    At the end of the course the student will have understood
    the use of the thermodynamic  code (EES) ,  general purpose code (Excel VBA)

    He will be able to apply such software to the resolution
    of elementary problems of thermodynamics of fluids (gases, liquids, two-phase) and data analysis.

    It will be able to to carry out  first-principle analysis of energy conversion plants, direct and inverse.

    It will be able to make comparisons between different possible solutions and to evaluate measures to improve the performanc of these systems.

    PREREQUISITES

    Basic notions of thermodynamics and heat transfer

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course will be  held in the informatic classroom or via Teams. Students are encouraged to form little work groups (min 3, max 4 students). During the course period, these groups will face  energetic and thermal problems, will solve them and complete short relations about used methodology and obtained results.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Thermodynamics and heat transfer recalls

    - conservation equations, boundary conditions, balances, radiation convection conduction

     

    Use of EES software

    - simple introductory problems
    - solution of thermodynamic and thermal cycles (EES)
    - thermal and economic (VBA)  analysis of plants for the production of electrical and thermal energy

    Use of excel and VBA

    - use of the sheet part of .xls file for creating graphs and simple formulas
    - basic programming concepts, in VBA context, to solve simple numerical problems
    - subroutines, for-next and do-loop cycles, if then else, vectors and matrices, writing and reading on associated sheet

     

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Thermodynamics– Guglielmini-Milano, Dispense di Fisica Tecnica;

    Heat transfer – Bibliographic material is available at DIPTEM/TEC  library;

    Course-related resources will be provided on the DIME AulaWeb site 

     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    FEDERICO SCARPA (President)

    LUCA ANTONIO TAGLIAFICO

    VINCENZO BIANCO (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The assessment is based on the project / report and the exam test. The latter is  practice, on PC.

    The overall score is based on the evaluation of the relation (s) (16 points) and the practical / oral test (16).

    Only registered students are admitted. The vote is recorded electronically at the end of the day or as soon as possible.

    The report expires at the end of March the following year (in the sense that it must be delivered before that date)

    By contacting the professor no later than 10 days before the exam, students with SLD, disabilities, or other regularly certified special educational needs will agree on the exam method and compensatory instruments.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The practical (individual) test on PC is used to verify the student's expertise in solving a simple technical problem through the use of the EES and Excel VBA software. This test has a typical duration of 25/30 minutes. The positive outcome of the practical test is a prerequisite for passing the exam. 

    The student is required to model a simple thermal systems and other data manipulation work. During this test, the student may be asked for insights related to the thermodynamics of cycles and elementary notions of heat transfer can be subject to verification.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    11/01/2023 09:30 GENOVA Compitino esami del 19 luglio si terranno in B6 o via Teams
    02/02/2023 09:30 GENOVA Compitino esami del 19 luglio si terranno in B6 o via Teams
    14/06/2023 09:30 GENOVA Compitino esami del 19 luglio si terranno in B6 o via Teams
    29/06/2023 09:30 GENOVA Compitino esami del 19 luglio si terranno in B6 o via Teams
    18/07/2023 09:30 GENOVA Compitino esami del 19 luglio si terranno in B6 o via Teams
    13/09/2023 09:30 GENOVA Compitino esami del 19 luglio si terranno in B6 o via Teams

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Pre-requisites :

    Mathematical analysis 1, General physics, Applied Thermodynamics, Energetics and Heat Transfer.