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Advanced Energy Conversion Technologies PET640

Energy conversion, heat transfer, system analysis and combustion technologies

Course description for study year 2021-2022

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Learning outcome
The course will provide students with concrete knowledge about energy conversion technologies' functioning and efficiency. After completed course students will be able to demonstrate skills in understanding of energy conversion technologies' function and performance, both from a technical and environmental point of view. After completed the course the student will have needed knowledge to perform simple calculations of gas turbine-based power plants,- and evaluate various environmental impacts.

This course provides general knowledge of energy conversiontechniques from various energy sources to electricity and heat. Boilers and associated steam cycles, gas turbines and combined cycles are studied at both system and component level. Engineering tools are introduced such as TS, HS and TQ diagrams for systems and component analysis. Component design and development trends for subsystems and components of the above cycles listed above are discussed. Using simple examples, connections between thermodynamics, system design and efficiency are illuminated.

Boilersand associated steam cycles are studied at both system and component level and simplified heat transfer calculations are introduced. Gas turbinedesign and development trends are highlighted. Combustion and energy conversion in boilers and gas turbine are compared and fundamental CO2 cleaning technologies are introduced.

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Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 4 Hours A - F Valid calculator

Coursework requirements
Compulsory assignments
Mandatory assignments have to be completed before the exam.
Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Mohammad Mansouri
Head of Department: Øystein Arild
Method of work
Lectures, exercises, mandatory project assignments
Open for
All engineering - Master of science degree
The syllabus can be found in Leganto