MAE 5010

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

Critically examines the technology of energy systems that will be acceptable in a world faced with global climate change, local pollution, and declining supplies of oil. The focus is on renewable energy sources (wind, solar, biomass), but other non-carbon-emitting sources (nuclear) and lowered-carbon sources (co-generative gas turbine plants, fuel cells) also are studied. Both the devices and the overall systems are analyzed.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ENGRD 2210 or equivalent. Recommended prerequisite: MAE 3230, MAE 3240, or equivalents.

Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

Outcomes
  • Students will be proficient in engineering calculations of the performance and rudimentary design of various energy conversion systems.
  • Familiar with the physics of the environmental issues, including the greenhouse effect and global climate change.
  • Adept in the comparative analysis of various energy conversion systems. The comparisons will include cost, social acceptability as well as environmental consequences.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 11648MAE 5010  LEC 001