Advanced Thermal Engineering 5 ENG5303
- Academic Session: 2018-19
- School: School of Engineering
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: Yes
The course consists of two major sections; section one provides advanced thermodynamics (including chemical thermodynamics) pertinent to the analysis of non-renewable and renewable energy systems. In section two some thermal and thermo-chemical energy technologies are introduced and analysed thermodynamically. These include both mature (e.g., combined cycle power stations) and emerging energy technologies (e.g., fuel cells, biomass gasification, organic Rankin Cycles).
2 lectures per week
Requirements of Entry
Mandatory Entry Requirements
Recommended Entry Requirements
Written Exam 100%
Main Assessment In: April/May
The aims of this course are to:
■ encourage the acquisition of advanced scientific background related to energy systems with an emphasis on thermal and thermo-chemical energy technologies;
■ provide a familiarity with a number of energy technologies at different levels of maturity.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ apply the concept of exergy and its essential differences with energy;
■ conduct exergy analysis on certain engineering problems;
■ describe basic chemical thermodynamics such as gas mixtures, chemical and phase equilibria;
■ explain the concept of chemical exergy;
■ apply the principles of thermodynamics to advanced thermal and thermo-chemical energy systems such as combined cycle power stations and fuel cells;
■ describe some emerging thermal and thermo-chemical technologies such as biomass combustion and gasification and waste heat recovery.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.