Advanced Thermal Engineering 5 ENG5303
- Academic Session: 2023-24
- School: School of Engineering
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting 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, the principles and applications of some thermal and thermo-chemical energy technologies for bioenergy production are introduced. These include the basics of biomass, the principles of pyrolysis and gasification technologies and the applications and developments of end-products.
2 lectures per week
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;
■ describe the processes and principles of typical thermochemical technologies;
■ explain the properties of biomass;
■ analyse the influences of process conditions on typical thermochemical technologies.
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.