Main topics of the course:
Energy, ambient and pollution
Internal combustion reciprocating engine
Combined cycles and cogeneration
Introduction to renewable Energy Systems and ORC
During the course both theory and training lessons are planned
Impianti conversione Energetica
S. Stecco Ed. Pitagora
S.Stecco e G. Manfrida Ed. Pitagora
Lesson notes available @ Moodle https://e-l.unifi.it/ in the specific course section
Learning Objectives - Last name/s A-L
The course aims to provide students with the basis for the current assessment, verification and design of energy conversion systems, with particular reference to those most currently used in industrial plants.
Knowing and classifying the main and common energy systems, describing the operating principles of the various components. Execute
evaluations of system performance based on energy balances, taking into account the relative characteristics of machines and fluids. Finally, to be able to identify algorithmic approaches and to use databases to achieve the above training objectives.
With reference to the knowledge (CC) identified for the course, reference is made to the following descriptors:
cc4: Knowledge and understanding of thermodynamics applied to energy systems and of fluid-dynamic phenomena as well as models capable of representing them. Knowledge of systems and machines for the production and conversion of energy, with particular reference to turbomachinery and industrial combustion equipment. Understanding the role of different energy technologies in ensuring the environmental and economic sustainability of production.
cc9:Knowledge and understanding of information technology including the role they play in supporting design. Understanding the organization of information in databases and computer design to support processes.
While in reference to the competences acquired (CA) identified for the Course reference is made to the following descriptors:
ca4: Applying knowledge and understanding related to analytical modelling and experimental methods to design, analyze and test fluid machines, thermal motors and energy conversion systems. This includes: the application of design criteria for technical and thermos-technical plants, fluid and energy distribution; the application of thermodynamic principles to simple systems; the understanding of the main thermodynamic cycles and the reading of thermal diagrams; the identification of significant heat transmission mechanisms for engineering applications; the analysis and functional design of equipment of mechanical interest such as turbomachinery, energy conversion systems and internal combustion engines; the evaluation of the energy, economic and environmental performance of fluid, thermal and oleo-dynamic machinery.
Prerequisites - Last name/s A-L
Basic knowledge of mathematical analysis, physics and technical physics (mechanics and Thermodynamics), Information Technology.
Teaching Methods - Last name/s A-L
Lessons, exercises. Classroom exercises.
Type of Assessment - Last name/s A-L
Students can take part in 3 intermediate tests during the course. After passing the intermediate tests, the oral test (single question) and the final vote are directly accessible. If the student does not take part or pass the intermediate tests, the student must pass a written test (very similar to one of the intermediate tests) and the oral test.
The tests are oriented to verify Ca4 skills in close relation to the cc4 objectives. In particular, the written tests assess the ability to select and use suitable mathematical models for the description and performance estimation of thermodynamic cycles and corresponding energy systems, while the oral question is dedicated to the evaluation of the ability to describe energy systems and their components, highlighting their peculiarities and performance characteristics (cc4).
The student must be able to show at least sufficient knowledge of mathematical/physical modelling methods of energy systems of general interest (written test ) and sufficient knowledge of the energy components and systems described in the course (oral test).
N.B. For the cc and ca defintion please see Learming objectives section.
13 January 2020
3 February 2020
24 February 2020
15 June 2020
13 July 2020
27 July 2020
14 September 2020
Location S.Marta Room 1 9.00 AM
Access to examinations list using http://sol.unifi.itAccess to examinations list using http://sol.unifi.it
Course program - Last name/s A-L
Energy Conversion national and worldwide scenario. Environmental
effects of Energy Conversion.
Combustion Process: Fundamentals; specific applications for Energy
Steam PowerPlants: thermodynamic features and components
Gas Turbine PowerPlants: thermodynamic features and components
Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine: thermodynamic features and
components descriptions. Performance
Combined Cycles and Cogeneration: thermodynamic features and
components descriptions. Performance
Organic Rankine Cycles for Heat recovery at low temperature. Introduction to main energy systems for renewable energy sources exploitation