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Energy Conversion Systems

  • Course Code :
    MPR 555
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Area of Study :

This course aims to: • Enrich the student knowledge about energy resources, crises and future. • Prepare the student to apply fundamentals principles of Mechanical energy generation systems. • Develop student skills for analyzing energy conversion systems. • Train the student to explore the fundamentals of energy conversion using Re-newable sources. • Train the student to share ideas and search for novel ideas and solutions.

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Energy Conversion Systems

The world energy crises from engineering perspective; Energy resources, reserves and environmental impacts. Principles and technologies of conventional energy conversion systems; fossil fuels plants, nuclear power and hydro power systems. Potential and characteristics of renewable energy systems; solar thermal power, photovoltaics, wind energy, sea water and OTEC systems, geothermal plants, biomass and fuel cells. Development of energy storage technologies.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Identify engineering economy, legislation, business and management techniques and practices appropriate to energy conversion systems.
2- Demonstrate knowledge of basic components of conventional energy conversion systems and related engineering contemporary issues.
3- Describe most successful and promising conventional and renewable energy conversion systems.
4- Identify principles in the field of fluid flow, thermodynamics, gas dynamics, turbo- machinery, heat transfer engineering and fundamentals of thermal and fluid processes.
5- Recognize performance concerns of mechanical components, in the field of power producing systems.
6- Identify basic parameters and engineering principles governing ener-gy conversion processes.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Analyze the solution alternatives to choose the optimum one.
2- Analyze the performance of the basic types of thermal power systems, hydraulic systems and renewable power systems.
3- Derive different solution alternatives for the engineering problems of conventional and renewable energy systems based on analyzing and interpreting data and evaluating the power losses in these systems.
4- Evaluate designs, processes, and performance of energy conversion systems and propose improvements.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Analyze the record data in the laboratory.
2- Use laboratory, workshop equipment and field devices competently and safely.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Use digital libraries and/or Learning systems and demonstrate effi-cient IT capabilities.
2- Share and motivate individuals and work with others according to the rules of the professional Ethics.
3- Share ideas, communicate effectively and work in stressful environ-ment and within constraints.
4- Collaborate effectively within multidisciplinary team.


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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction and course outlines 4 2 2
Conventional energy conversion systems-I 8 4 4
Nuclear energy conversion systems 4 2 2
Hydro energy conversion systems-IV : +Mid-term Examination 8 4 4
Renewable energy conversion systems-I : Wind Turbines 4 2 2
Renewable energy conversion systems-II : Tidal & Wave 4 2 2
Renewable energy conversion-III : OTEC and Geothermal 4 2 2
Solar thermal-non concentrating systems 6 2 4
Solar thermal-concentrating systems 6 2 4
Solar Photovoltaic energy conversion 4 2 2
Energy storage systems, Bio mass and fuel cells 6 4 2
Term Research presentation 2 2

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lecture
Problem based learning
Discussion
Experimental learning
Project based learning
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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Assignment 10.00 12
Final Exam 40.00 16 Written
Mid- Exam I 15.00 6 written exam
Oral Exam 5.00 16
Participation 10.00 15 Activities, participation and discipline
Quizzes 5.00 3 Follow up during the course & written exam
Term Project 15.00 11 Reports, follow up during tut. /lab work.

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Books:

Book Author Publisher

Recommended books :

Energy Conversion Systems, Harry A. Sorensen John Wiley& sons , 1983

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