|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||ING-IND/10|
|MODULES||This unit is a module of:|
The module describes energy sources and their final uses. It also offers fundamentals of nuclear power plants engineering. Applied Thermodynamics issues are developed by means of balance equations (mass, energy, entropiy and exergy), fluid property equations and closure relationships. Efficiency and energy/exergy losses are investigated for direct and inverse processes and their components.
In the Energetics part, the module begins by providing a general overview of energy resources, energy sources and their end uses. It then continues with general notions of nuclear energy up to their implementation in the field of nuclear power plants.
In the Applied Thermodynamics part, the module examines the use of general balance equations (mass, energy, entropy and exergy), the properties of fluids and the exchange equations. It then provides the criteria for calculating the energy and exergetic yields and losses of the processes (direct and inverse cycles and their components, energy recovery, etc.).
Class room lessons, numerical calculation and experimental and laboratory activities.
Energy resources, energy conversion and final uses. Mass, energy and entropy balance. Applications in direct and inverse energy conversion cycles. The entropy minimization criterion applied to steady and transient analysis and design. Numerical applications and case studies.
Recalls on nuclear physics. Elements of thermal-hydraulic and neutronic core balances of nuclear fission reactors. Potential applications of nuclear energy. Essential components and operating principles of thermal and fast nuclear reactors. Description of the main nuclear reactors families. Numerical applications on the nuclear plants technology.
Guido Milano, “Energia Nucleare; Fissione, Fusione, Sicurezza e Ambiente”, Second Edition, ARACNE Editrice, Roma 2010.
Adrian Bejan, “Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics”, John Wiley & Sons, 1988
Adrian Bejan, “Entropy Generation Minimization – The method of Thermodynamic Optimization of finite-size Systems and finite-time processes”, CRC Press, 1996
Office hours: By appointment (by arrangement with the lecturer).
ANTONELLA PRIARONE (President)
JOHAN AUGUSTO BOCANEGRA CIFUENTES
GUGLIELMO LOMONACO (President Substitute)
ANNALISA MARCHITTO (President Substitute)
LUCA ANTONIO TAGLIAFICO (President Substitute)
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The exam is based on an oral discussion of the subjects developed in the course and in the presentation of a technical report describing the laboratory activity developed.
The assesment method of the knowledge acquired by the students consist of an oral examination on the two main subjects of the course, that is applied nuclear energy, applied thermodynamics and energetics. Depending on the development of the course, monographic studies can be developed by the students on the basis of lecturer's suggestions.
None in the same curriculum. Basic knowledge is needed of the main mechanical engineering arguments (mathematics, geometry, calculus, thermal and fluid dynamics, heat transfer, energy systems, and so on).