Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2018/2019
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING
Location: 
Napoli
Disciplinary sector: 
THERMAL ENGINEERING AND INDUSTRIAL ENERGY SYSTEMS (ING-IND/10)
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
3
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
48

Language

Italian

Course description

The course aims at contributing to the training of engineers able to deal with problems related to a rational and environmental-friendly energy use. In addition to the technical knowledge, the regulatory and tariff issues are considered, strictly required for the techno-economic evaluation of energy saving systems.
Knowledge and understanding skills:
The student must demonstrate to know:
- the main energy conversion systems;
- the energy saving assessment indices;
- the economic valuation indices of the investments;
- the tariff framework of the energy sector.
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding:
The student must demonstrate to be able to:
- formulate pre-feasibility studies by using the acquired methodologies;
- carry out the techno-economic evaluation of different typologies of energy conversion systems;
Autonomy of judgment:
The student must be able to carry out on his own self the sensitivity analyses of all possible options in order to identify the best solution, even considering tariff and regulatory frameworks evolution.
Communicative skills:
The student must have the skills to communicate with experts of the field once he has acquired the technical knowledge and related technical language. Moreover, he must be able to explaining in a simple manner, even to non-expert people, the working principle of the main energy conversion systems, to showing the aim of energy saving and to showing the importance of the roles of tariffs and regulatory.
Learning skills:
The student must be able to continuously upgrade his knowledge, by means of consultation of texts and publications related to energy conversion and energy saving, and to adapt his own choices depending on the regulatory and tariff frameworks evolution.

Prerequisites

The students are required to have acquired and assimilated the following knowledge provided by the course of "Applied thermodynamics and thermal science":
- fundamentals of mass and energy balances;
- fundamentals of plant components and energy conversion systems.

Syllabus

First part: energy sources (2 CFU: 16 hours): Classification of the energy sources. Environmental Impact and International Protocols. Primary energy sources: Italian, European and world consumption and forecasts. Energy end-uses: statistics and forecasts. Regulatory and tariff frameworks and regulation of the energy saving sector.
Second part: technical-economic analysis (4 CFU: 32 hours) Economic assessment of the investments. Energy saving systems and technical -economic assessment of the energy saving interventions: high efficiency boilers, vapor compression and absorption heat pumps, interventions for rational energy usage in buildings, co-generation and tri-generation plant systems. Feasibility studies of energy saving systems for industrial and civil users.

First part: energy sources (2 CFU: 16 hours): Classification of the energy sources. Environmental Impact and International Protocols. Primary energy sources: Italian, European and world consumption and forecasts. Energy end-uses: statistics and forecasts. Regulatory and tariff frameworks and regulation of the energy saving sector.
Second part: technical -economic analysis (4 CFU: 32 hours) Economic assessment of the investments. Energy saving systems and technical -economic assessment of the energy saving interventions: high efficiency boilers, vapor compression and absorption heat pumps, interventions for rational energy usage in buildings, co-generation and tri-generation plant systems. Feasibility studies of energy saving systems for industrial and civil users.

Teaching Methods

The training contents are transferred mainly carrying out lectures, exercises and seminars. The teaching approach includes the stimulation of the student's curiosity regarding the knowledge of practical problems, and the development of the ability to solve them.

Textbooks

Notes of the teacher, available on the department website www.ingegneria.uniparthenope.it in the personal page of the teacher.

Learning assessment

The objective of the exam is to check the level of achievement of the course objectives previously indicated. The exam is divided into 2 parts:
- written exam, which could be split in sub-tests for students who attend lectures, which is the base for accessing the oral exam;
- an oral exam in which the ability to link and compare different aspects of the course will be evaluated.

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