CHEME 6660

CHEME 6660

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

Quantitative methods of engineering and life cycle analysis for energy choices in a contemporary sustainability context. Fundamental principles of thermodynamics, transport, and reaction kinetics applied to representative energy supply and end use technologies. Topics include resource assessment, energy extraction/capture, conversion, distribution, storage, and consumption; environmental and economic consequences; local to global scales.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: Engineering thermodynamics or equivalent recommended.

Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

Comments 2 credits requires attendance in the lectures and problem sessions, completion of problem sets and exams. For 3 credits completion of the 2 credit requirements and a final analysis project paper and oral presentation.

  • Quantify current energy supplies and demands. (a,e,j) Learn and appreciate the importance of geopolitical/social context in sustainability analysis. (f,h,j)
  • Develop advanced skills for engineering analysis, including process thermodynamics, 2nd-law/availability analysis, transient heat conduction, and economics. (a,c,e,k)
  • Minimize energy consumption or maximize energy production in processes, e.g., heat-to-work in Rankine cycles, heat and work inputs for chemical conversions, work inputs for refrigeration. (a,c,e,k)
  • Assess and compare options for sustainable energy recovery from our natural environment, including geothermal, bio, and solar energy. (a,e,h,k)
  • Complete a comprehensive design project, working in teams of typically two students each, that involves both oral and written communication of results. (a,c,d,e,f,g,h,j,k)

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2-3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 11756 CHEME 6660   LEC 001

    • MWF Olin Hall 255
    • Aug 22 - Sep 26, 2017
    • Tester, J

    • TR Olin Hall 255
    • Aug 22 - Sep 26, 2017
  • Modules generally meet second third to third part of the semester during the lecture day & time. The deadline to drop this class without a W or change the grade option from S/U to LET or LET to S/U is 9/13/17. The absolute deadline to withdraw with a W or change to Audit is 9/26/17.