CHEME 6660

CHEME 6660

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

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: CHEME 3130, ENGRD 2210/MAE 2210, MSE 3030 or equivalent recommended.

Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

  • Quantify current energy supplies and demands. Learn and appreciate the importance of geopolitical/social context in sustainability analysis.
  • Develop advanced skills for engineering analysis, including process thermodynamics, 2nd-law/availability analysis, transient heat conduction, and economics.
  • 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.
  • Assess and compare options for sustainable energy recovery from our natural environment, including geothermal, bio, and solar energy.
  • Complete a comprehensive design project, working in teams of typically two students each, that involves both oral and written communication of results.

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  •   Seven Week - First. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 12460 CHEME 6660   LEC 001

    • MWF Olin Hall 165
    • Sep 20 - Oct 26, 2023
    • Tester, J

    • TR Olin Hall 165
    • Sep 20 - Oct 26, 2023
    • Tester, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Energy modules generally meet during the second third to third part of the semester most are during the lecture day & time. To add or drop this class follow the seven week session deadlines.