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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.
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 Spring.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: CHEME 3130, ENGRD 2210/MAE 2210, MSE 3030 or equivalent recommended.
Course Attribute (CU-SBY)
Comments Two 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)
Seven Week - First.
Credits and Grading Basis
2 Credits Stdnt Opt(Letter or S/U grades)
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