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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.Outcomes
- 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)
Regular Academic Session.
Credits and Grading Basis
2-3 Credits Stdnt Opt(Letter or S/U grades)
Class Number & Section Details
- MWF Olin Hall 255
- Aug 22 - Sep 26, 2017
- 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.
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