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CODE 108725
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/02
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Participation in the proposed training activities (lectures, exercises, seminars, workshops, educational visits), individual study and group discussion will allow students to:

- Orient themselves in the current panorama of possible processes of energy production from renewable sources;

- Know the main types of wind turbines in relation to the windiness of the site, assessing the technological and structural features as well as the energy production, and analyze the effectiveness of the installation through the definition of the power curve and the overall production;

- Know how to produce energy from surface water, the main components of hydroelectric plants, the potential for residual exploitation, the opportunities of small plants (mini-hydroelectric) and develop the ability to analyze the potential of a plant based on the hydrological and hydraulic characteristics of a site (flow duration curve, hydraulic jump, etc.) for design purposes.

- Know renewable energy sources related to marine environment such as currents, waves, tides and temperature gradients. To develop the knowledge to carry out assessments of resource availability and usability and for the preliminary design of individual or combined offshore exploitation plants.

- Apply the acquired skills to specific contexts of environmental engineering, discussing the advantages and disadvantages of the applicable solutions.

- Gather and interpret relevant data for the design and management of system for renewable energy production (e.g., data deriving from rain gauge, flow gauge and anemometric measurements) and their processing and interpretation;

- Gather and communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences, with reference to environmental and socio-economic issues linked with the course topics and having a relevant impact on the territory;

- Develop a collaborative attitude towards working in groups and acquire awareness of their personal learning strategies.

TEACHING METHODS

The module is organised in a series of frontal teaching lectures which include a few practical exercises about the design of sample hydro-power and wind-power production plants. The main notions about the dimensioning methods will be illustrated to the students during the frontal lectures, and detailed course material will be distributed about each part.

For part of the course, groups of students will be formed and the dimensioning of a small-size hydro-power plant will be assigned to each group. Each member of the group will have the time to elaborate individually the given assignment and will then have the possibility to compare the solution with the other members of the same group. At the end of the dimensioning exercise, a representative student per each group will illustrate to the whole class the work done and the obtained results.

The multidisciplinary nature of the teaching module and the fact that it deals with different lecturers encourage dynamic learning that also promotes the acquisition of transversal skills in terms of communication skills, management and integration of skills.

Working students and students with learning disorders ("Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento", DSA), disability or other certification of special educational needs are advised to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and exam methods which, in compliance with the teaching objectives, take into account individual ways of learning.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The program of the module includes the presentation of the following topics by experienced teachers in the field:

1. Introduction (prof. Lanza, 2 hours)

Course didactic structure, examination modalities, contextualization of contents, overview on environmental issues.

2. Wind potential assessment (prof. Mazzino, 10 hours)

4. Wind turbines  (prof.ssa Pagnini, 16 hours)

Wind turbine typologies, technology, optimal production, estimation of windiness at the site and energy production.

5. Hydropower production (prof. Lanza, 10 hours)

Plant types, hydrological and hydraulic assessment, potential hydropower production and preliminary design.

6. Marine resources (prof. Besio, 12 hours)

Evaluation and exploitation of the resource. Preliminary design of single or combined offshore plants.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The teaching material used during the classes will be available on the Aulaweb site. The notes taken during the lessons and the material available on Aulaweb are sufficient for the preparation of the exam.

Examples of additional textbooks to be used as a support and in-depth learning are as follows

- Magela Pereira, G. (2021). Design of Hydroelectric Power Plants – Step by Step (1st ed.). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003161325

-  “Guidelines for Design of Wind Turbines”. Det Norske Veritas, Copenhagen and Wind Energy Department, Risø National Laboratory, 2002.

- “Le energie rinnovabili”, Andrea Bartolazzi. Hoepli, Milano, 2010.

- “Fundamentals of Ocean Renewable Energy”, Simon Neill & Reza Hashemi, Elsevier, pp. 336-

- “Offshore Energy and Marine Spatial Planning”, Katherine L. Yates & Corey J. A. Bradshaw, CRC Press, pp. 300

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

GIOVANNI BESIO (President)

DARIO BOVE (President)

FEDERICO CANEPA (President)

LUCA GIOVANNI LANZA (President)

ANDREA MAZZINO (President)

CRISTINA ELIA MOLINER ESTOPIÑAN (President)

LUISA PAGNINI (President)

OMBRETTA PALADINO (President)

LESSONS

Class schedule

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EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The final exam consists of a written test with open questions or problems, one per each of the four main topics addressed in the course (assessment of wind production potential, wind turbines, inland hydropower plants, marine hydropower production).

There are 3 exam dates for the 'summer' session (June, July, September) and 2 exam dates for the 'winter' session (January and February). No extraordinary dates are granted outside the periods indicated by the Scuola Politecnica, with the exception of students who have not included educational activities in the curriculum during the current academic year.

Students with learning disorders ("Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento", DSA) will be allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The exam aims to ascertain the ability to analyse specific problems, the skills acquired and the ability to use them to orient oneself in the real-world application.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
17/01/2024 14:30 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
05/02/2024 14:30 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
13/02/2024 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
13/02/2024 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
19/06/2024 14:30 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
27/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
27/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
10/07/2024 14:30 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
29/07/2024 14:30 GENOVA Scritto Remember to register for the exam between 15 and 7 days before the exam date.
11/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
11/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
13/09/2024 14:30 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Affordable and clean energy
Affordable and clean energy
Responbile consumption and production
Responbile consumption and production

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