Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2019/2020
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on COMMAND AND MANAGEMENT OF A MARINE VESSEL
Disciplinary sector: 
ENERGY SYSTEMS AND POWER GENERATION (ING-IND/09)
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
2
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
48

Language

Italian

Course description

The course aims to provide students the methodology tools for understanding the operation, the performance and the management of the energy conversion system used for the marine propulsion. Thus, the course will be devoted to deep the knowledge on steam turbine plants, gas turbine plants and internal combustion engines.
The course, according to the topic dealt with, will furnish some competencies required by the STCW Convention, as amended, for Deck Officers and Marine Engineers at Operational Level, embodied in the MIT decree dated 19th December 2016, namely “Percorso formativo per accedere alle figure professionali di Allievo Ufficiale di Coperta e Allievo Ufficiale di Macchina”.

Risultati di apprendimento (declinati rispetto ai descrittori di Dublino)

Conoscenza e capacità di comprensione (knowledge and understanding)
Knowledge of the energy conversion systems (engines) for marine propulsion and related auxiliaries.
Knowledge of the propulsion systems.
Understanding of the aspects and methodologies concerning the engine management and operation.

Conoscenza e capacità di comprensione applicate (applying knowledge and understanding)
Applying knowledge on performance measurements of the marine propulsion systems.
Applying knowledge on performance measurements of the auxiliary systems.
Applying understanding optimization criteria for the engine and propulsion system management.

Autonomia di giudizio (making judgements)
Making judgements on the marine propulsion systems with respect to the specific application field
Making judgements on the choice of the engine operating parameters according to the energy and environmental performances.

Abilità comunicative (communication skills)
Communication skills on the ability to easily explain to people the operation of energy conversion systems and components for the marine propulsion.
Communication skills on the interaction with colleagues during lessons and seminars activities.

Capacità di apprendere (learning skills)
Learning skills by finding the tools useful for improving the knowledge
Learning skills by finding the tools useful for elaborating the own critical analysis concerning energy and environmental performances.

Prerequisites

The student has to know the main contents of the courses of Applied thermodynamics and Machines:
- Thermodynamic laws and properties
- Operation of fluid machines and energy conversion systems

Syllabus

Energy conversion systems for marine propulsion and auxiliaries (50 h)
Fundamentals of Energy conversion systems for marine propulsion. Steam turbine plants, gas turbine plants, internal combustion engines. Auxiliaries. Exhaust emissions control.
Fundamentals of propulsion systems (4 h)
Propeller geometry. Fixed and controllable pitch propellers. Water jet propulsion. Dynamic positioning. Power transmission system.
Operation and management of energy conversion and propulsion systems (6 h).
Features and components of the management system of engine and propulsion plant. Power propulsion control. Performance characteristic curves.

Energy conversion systems for marine propulsion and auxiliaries (50 h)
Fundamentals of propulsion systems (4 h)
Operation and management of energy conversion and propulsion systems (6 h).

Teaching Methods

The teaching includes theoretical lessons and exercises in the classroom. The exercises will be performed together and a discussion on the results will be carried out.

MS Teams code: xu96rux

Textbooks

Impianti motori per la propulsione navale, R. della Volpe, Liguori Editore.
Notes and slides provided by the lecturer.

Learning assessment

The successful achievement of course objectives will be assessed by an interview, that lasts about 30 minutes, during which the level of knowledge of the main issues related to the energy conversion systems for marine propulsion and the more specific aspects related to their operation and management will be assessed. In addition, the skill to present with a clear exposition exhibiting full knowledge of the topics will be also taken into account.

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