ADVANCED ENERGY AND PROPULSION SYSTEMS

International Teaching ADVANCED ENERGY AND PROPULSION SYSTEMS

0622300025
DIPARTIMENTO DI INGEGNERIA INDUSTRIALE
EQF7
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
2021/2022

YEAR OF COURSE 2
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2018
PRIMO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
660LESSONS
Objectives
THE OBJECTIVE OF THE COURSE IS TO PROVIDE THE BASIC KNOWLEDGE FOR INNOVATIVE ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS AND PROPULSION SYSTEMS, AS WELL AS FOR THE OPTIMAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT OF ADVANCED ENERGY SYSTEMS. IT PROPOSES THE STUDY OF TECHNOLOGIES UNDER DEVELOPMENT WITH SOLUTIONS BEING MARKETED ON A SMALL SCALE AND FOR WHICH IT IS EXPECTED MASS DIFFUSION IN THE MEDIUM TERM. THE COURSE, HELD IN THE SECOND SEMESTER OF THE SECOND YEAR OF THE MASTER’S DEGREE COURSE OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, IS OF 6 CREDITS (ECTS).


KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDINGS:
- KNOWLEDGE OF FUEL CELLS FOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS AND STATIONARY ELECTRICITY GENERATION.
- BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF HYBRID PROPULSION VEHICLES, INCLUDING HYBRID/ELECTRIFIED AIRPLANE PROPULSION.
- KNOWLEDGE OF THE DESIGN METHODOLOGIES FOR THE PROPOSED SYSTEMS AND THEIR RELATED CONTROL AND DIAGNOSTIC ISSUES.
- KNOWLEDGE OF CONTROL AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT ISSUES OF FUEL CELL SYSTEMS AND HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEMS.
- KNOWLEDGE OF ENERGY INTELLIGENCE METHODS EXPLOITED FOR MONITORING, CONTROL, DIAGNOSIS AND SUPERVISION OF ADVANCED ENERGY SYSTEMS.



THE MAIN SKILLS (I.E. THE ABILITY TO APPLY ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE) WILL BE:
- ACQUISITION OF ANALYSIS METHODS FOR FUEL CELL SYSTEMS AND SIZING AS A FUNCTION OF THE FINAL APPLICATION.
- DEVELOP COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS TO ESTIMATE PERFORMANCE AND DESIGN FUEL CELL ENERGY SYSTEMS
- QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION CAPACITY OF THE ABOVE-MENTIONED SYSTEMS PERFORMANCE THROUGH EXPERIMENTAL LABORATORY ACTIVITIES.
- ABILITY TO DEVELOP ENERGY AND MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR FUEL CELL AND ADVANCED ENERGY SYSTEMS.



AUTONOMY OF JUDGEMENT
THE STUDENT IS CAPABLE OF IDENTIFYING THE MOST SUITABLE APPROACH TO ANALYZE FUEL CELL AND COMPLEX ENERGY SYSTEMS.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS
BEING CONFIDENT WITH TEAMWORK AND HAVING THE CAPABILITY OF PRESENTING AND DISCUSSING FUEL CELL AND COMPLEX ENERGY SYSTEMS RELATED TOPICS.

LEARNING SKILLS
KNOW HOW TO APPLY THE ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE TO CONTEXTS DIFFERENT FROM THOSE PRESENTED DURING THE COURSE, AND TO DEEPEN THE TOPICS DISCUSSED USING MATERIALS OTHER THAN THOSE PROPOSED.
Prerequisites
SUCCESSFUL ACHIEVEMENT OF ALL OBJECTIVES REQUIRES DETAILED KNOWLEDGE OF THERMODYNAMICS, APPLIED MECHANICS, FLUID MACHINERY AND ENERGY SYSTEMS AS WELL AS BASICS OF MATHEMATICAL MODELLING AND COMPUTER PROGRAMMING.
Contents
THE COURSE CONSISTS OF 60 HOURS (6 ECTS) DIVIDED INTO THEORETICAL LESSONS (45 H), NUMERICAL EXERCISES (8 H) AND GUIDED EXERCISES IN LABORATORY (7 H).
THE MAIN ARGUMENTS ADDRESSED IN THE COURSE ARE:
- THE ENERGY/ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM. EVOLUTIONARY SCENARIOS. EMERGING ISSUES IN THE ENERGY SECTOR AND NEED FOR SMARTER ENERGY MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS (5 H).
- FUEL CELLS. TYPES. ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS. POLYMERS AND SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELLS. BASIC PRINCIPLES AND MAIN PLANT CONFIGURATIONS. PERFORMANCE. APPLICATIONS IN THE ENERGY AND TRANSPORT SECTORS. DESIGN, CONTROL AND DIAGNOSIS FOR MOBILE AND STATIONARY APPLICATIONS (25 H).
- ENERGY INTELLIGENCE. HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE SYSTEMS FOR ENERGY MONITORING. DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES FOR THE DETECTION OF MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS MALFUNCTIONING AND POSSIBLE INEFFICIENCIES IN ENERGY MANAGEMENT. DATA ANALYTICS IN THE ENERGY FIELD. ANALYSIS OF A CASE STUDY (ENERGY INTELLIGENCE IN THE ICT SECTOR) (15 H).
- THEORETICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL METHODOLOGIES NECESSARY FOR PROPER SIZING AND DEFINITION OF ENERGY MANAGEMENT AND DIAGNOSTIC STRATEGIES FOR ADVANCED ENERGY SYSTEMS (15 H).
Teaching Methods
TEACHING, HELD IN ENGLISH, INCLUDES THEORETICAL LESSONS (45 H), CLASSROOM EXERCISES WITH INDIVIDUAL COMPUTER (8 H) AND LABORATORY EXERCISES (7 H). THE EXERCISES INVOLVE PERFORMING CALCULATION EXAMPLES RELATED TO THE VARIOUS TOPICS DEALT WITH, WITH IMPLEMENTATION IN THE MATLAB-SIMULINK ENVIRONMENT. IN LABORATORY EXERCISES, STUDENTS APPLY THE EXPERIMENTAL METHODOLOGIES NECESSARY FOR THE ACQUISITION AND INTERPRETATION OF EXPERIMENTAL DATA ON FUEL CELLS AND ADVANCED ENERGY SYSTEMS.
THE COURSE IS ORGANIZED AS FOLLOWS:
- CLASSROOM LESSONS RELATED TO ALL TOPICS ADDRESSED IN THE COURSE.
- CLASSROOM EXERCISES. THE EXERCISING PART INVOLVES CARRYING OUT CALCULATION EXAMPLES RELATED TO THE VARIOUS TOPICS, WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION IN THE MATLAB-SIMULINK ENVIRONMENT.
- LABORATORY EXERCISES AT THE "LABORATORY OF MACHINES AND ENERGY SYSTEMS". IN LABORATORY EXERCISES, STUDENTS APPLY THE EXPERIMENTAL METHODOLOGIES NECESSARY FOR THE ACQUISITION AND INTERPRETATION OF EXPERIMENTAL DATA ON FUEL CELLS.
Verification of learning
THE SUCCESSFUL ACHIEVEMENT OF COURSE OBJECTIVES WILL BE ASSESSED THROUGH AN EVALUATION EXAM (30 IS THE MAXIMUM MARK). THE VERIFICATION CONSISTS OF A TEAM PROJECT AND AN ORAL EXAM.
IN THE FIRST TEST, THE STUDENT HAS TO PRESENT AND DISCUSS THE SOLUTION OF A TYPICAL ENGINEERING PROBLEM ASSIGNED AND CARRIED OUT DURING THE CLASSROOM EXERCISE HOURS.
THE ORAL TEST CONSISTS IN A DISCUSSION, LASTING NO MORE THAN ABOUT 40 MINUTES, FOCUSED ON THE EVALUATION OF THEORETICAL KNOWLEDGE, AUTONOMY OF ANALYSIS AND JUDGMENT AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS. PARTICULARLY, QUESTIONS ARE MADE ON FUEL CELLS WORKING PRINCIPLES, THE THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL METHODS ADOPTED FOR DESIGNING AND EFFICIENTLY CONTROLLING COMPLEX ENERGY SYSTEMS, AS WELL AS THE CRITERIA USED TO SELECT THE MOST APPROPRIATE FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY, DEPENDING ON END-APPLICATIONS.
THE EVALUATION OF THE TESTS TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE CAPABILITIES OF SELECTING THE MOST SUITABLE METHODS FOR THE ANALYSIS OF COMPLEX ENERGY SYSTEMS, EXPRESSING IN A CLEAR AND CONCISE WAY THE OBJECTIVES, THE METHOD AND RESULTS OF THE PROPOSED PROBLEM SOLVING PROCEDURE, AS WELL AS DEEPENING THE TOPICS WITH REFERENCES DIFFERENT FROM THOSE SUGGESTED.
THE MINIMUM EVALUATION LEVEL IS ATTRIBUTED WHEN THE STUDENT EXHIBITS LIMITED COMPETENCE IN SELECTING THE MOST APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY, LIMITED KNOWLEDGE OF THE STUDIED WORKING PRINCIPLES AND STILL IMPROVABLE COMMUNICATION SKILLS.
THE MAXIMUM EVALUATION LEVEL (30/30) IS GIVEN WHEN THE STUDENT PROVES HIS COMPLETE AND WIDE KNOWLEDGE OF THE SYSTEMS WORKING PRINCIPLES AND HIS COMPETENCE IN USING THE STUDIED DESIGN AND CONTROL METHODOLOGIES.
THE MAXIMUM EVALUATION WITH HONORS (30/30 CUM LAUDE) IS GIVEN WHEN THE STUDENT PROVES AN OUTSTANDING COMPETENCE ON THE THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL TOPICS, AS WELL AS HIGH COMMUNICATION AND INVESTIGATION SKILLS ALSO IN CONTEXT DIFFERENT FROM THOSE PROPOSED DURING THE LECTURES.
Texts
ADEPS SLIDES AVAILABLE AT HTTPS://ELEARNING.UNISA.IT/
MARRA D., PIANESE C., POLVERINO P., SORRENTINO M., MODELS FOR SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL SYSTEMS - EXPLOITATION OF MODELS HIERARCHY FOR INDUSTRIAL DESIGN OF CONTROL AND DIAGNOSTIC STRATEGIES. SPRINGER-VERLAG, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM.
JAMES LARMINIE AND ANDREW DICKS, FUEL CELLS EXPLAINED, WILEY.
AAVV, FUEL CELL HANDBOOK, US DOE.
LINO GUZZELLA AND ANTONIO SCIARRETTA, VEHICLE PROPULSION SYSTEMS, SPRINGER.
More Information
SUBJECT DELIVERED IN ENGLISH.
COURSE SLIDES ARE AVAILABLE AT HTTPS://ELEARNING.UNISA.IT/
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