Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2019/2020
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING
Disciplinary sector: 
ENERGY SYSTEMS AND POWER GENERATION (ING-IND/09)
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
15
Year of study: 
3
Cycle: 
First Semester
Hours of front activity: 
120

Language

Italian

Course description

The course aims to provide the basic methodological tools for the study of fluid machines and energy conversion systems for stationary and propulsion application.

Learning outcomes (Dublin Descriptors)
1. Knowledge and understanding
The student must know
- the main functions performed by fluid machines and energy conversion systems for stationary and propulsion application;
- the basic laws and standards on fluid machines and energy conversion systems for stationary and propulsion application;
- the structural and functional characteristics of fluid machines and energy conversion systems for stationary and propulsion application;
- the basic criteria for designing fluid machines and energy conversion systems for stationary and propulsion application;
- The operating problems of fluid machines and energy conversion systems for stationary and propulsion application.

2. Applying knowledge and understanding
The student must demonstrate
- to apply the criteria for the selection and sizing of fluid machines and power plant components;
- to understand the problems related to the operation of fluid machines and energy conversion systems for stationary and propulsion application.

3. Making judgements
The student must demonstrate that he has the basic knowledge for dealing and deepening in an autonomous way the issues related to the operation of fluid machines and energy conversion systems for stationary and propulsion application.

4. Communication skills
The student must demonstrate the ability to easily explain to people the operation of fluid machines and energy conversion systems for stationary and propulsion application.

5. Learning skills
The student must be able to update information about fluid machines and energy conversion systems for stationary and propulsion application through books and articles in order to acquire the ability to undertake further courses, specialized courses and to be able to undertake further studies on energy conversion system and components.

Prerequisites

The student must have acquired the following knowledge provided by the courses of Physics, Chemistry and Applied Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer.
- Solid body kinematics and dynamics.
- Combustion fundamentals and stoichiometric calculations.
- Thermodynamic properties calculations.
- Basic Thermodynamics of thermal Plant.

Syllabus

Energy Conversion and Mobility Fundamentals
Applied Thermodynamics
Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics
Turbomachinery
Pumps And Compressors
Sustainable technologies for energy conversion
Steam Turbine Plants
Gas Turbine Plants
Internal Combustion Reciprocating Engines
Hydropower Plants
Wind turbines
Fuel Cells
Application in stationary and propulsion systems
Combined gas-steam cycles
Integrated biomass gasification plants
Hybrid-Electric propulsion systems

Teaching Methods

Lectures, classroom exercises

Textbooks

Dipak Sarkar, “Thermal Power Plant: Design and Operation”. Elsevier (1747) ASIN: B01FKWFHR8.
Dixon, “Fluid mechanics and thermodynamics of turbomachinery”. Elsevier India (2014)
ISBN-10: 9351071774; ISBN-13: 978-9351071778.
J. B. Heywood, Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals, McGraw Hill.
Notes provided by the teacher.

Learning assessment

The exam evaluates the level of achievement of the previously indicated training objectives. The exam is organized with:
- three written tests (two during the class and one at the end of the class), to assess whether the student has learned the basic principles for evaluating the performance of fluid machines and energy conversion systems.
- an interview in which the level of knowledge and the ability to present the topics covered during the course will be assessed. The interview will consist of at least three questions on thermodynamic topics applied to the study of energy conversion plants; fluid dynamics of turbomachinery; internal combustion engines and hybrid propulsion systems.
The aim assessment of the written test is aimed at admission to the interview and will be considered passed if at least two of the three exercises have been carried out correctly. The final evaluation will take into account the correctness of the exercises carried out, the correctness and the quality of representation of diagrams, schematics and figures; of the correct use of symbols and formulas; of the ability to exhibit and master the topics.

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