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CODE 66238
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
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 the automated and parametric study of direct and inverse thermodynamic cycles to the thermodynamic and economic optimization of more complex systems. Additionally, students will gain elementary skills in the use of the Visual Basic language (VBA-Excel) with application to a wide range of basic algorithms. The course is essentially practical and requires the use of a personal computer.

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.

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

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

The course contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda "sustainable development goals", contributing in particular to the 4-7-11-13 goals

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 https://2022.aulaweb.unige.it/course/view.php?id=4318

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

FEDERICO SCARPA (President)

LUCA ANTONIO TAGLIAFICO

VINCENZO BIANCO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

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) (15 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)

Students with SLD, with disabilities, or with other regularly certified special educational needs will agree with the teacher on the exam method and the compensatory instruments, by contacting the instructor at least 10 days before the exam. They will also be able to take advantage of the additional time required by law.

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

Data appello Orario Luogo Degree type Note
10/01/2024 09:30 GENOVA Compitino
01/02/2024 09:30 GENOVA Compitino
12/06/2024 09:30 GENOVA Compitino
27/06/2024 09:30 GENOVA Compitino
16/07/2024 09:30 GENOVA Compitino
11/09/2024 09:30 GENOVA Compitino

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Quality education
Quality education
Affordable and clean energy
Affordable and clean energy
Sustainable cities and communities
Sustainable cities and communities
Climate action
Climate action