1. Carcasci, Facchini, "Esercitazioni di sistemi energetici", Ed. Esculapio; 3 edizione, ISBN-13: 978-8893851220.
Some slides are given during the lessions
The aim of the course is to provide the knowledge of the simulation of energy systems using computer tools. Therefore, the course aims to improve the fundamental aspects of thermodynamics and to implement an algorithm for the simulation of energy plants.
In accordance with the set of KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCES developed by the CDS according to the Dublin Descriptors, the knowledge provided during the course are:
[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.
In according with the APPLICATION CAPACITIES (in accordance with the Dublin Descriptors), the application capabilities provided during the course are:
[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.
In according with the TRANSVERSAL CAPACITIES (in accordance with the Dublin Descriptors ), the application capabilities provided during the course are:
[CT1] Technical communication in written form (drafting of reports and individual reports);
[CT2] Teamwork in coordinated mode;
[CT7] deadline Time table and schedule;
[CT8] Communication using presentations and web systems.
Knowledges of phisics, thermodynamic and energy systems
• First and second thermodynamic laws
• gas properties (specific heat, ideal gas)
• steam/water properties
• thermodynamic diagrams: T-s, h-s.
• air humidity
• Units of measurement
• Energy balance
Lessons are occurred into classroom (max 1 Credit): simulation of energy systems..
Laboratory activities: Simulation of an energy system or a power plant.
Detailed information and comunications/warnings are available on moodle: e-l https://e-l.unifi.it/
Given the teacher-student interaction during the lessons, it is highly recommended to attend the course.
Type of Assessment
The aim of the final examination is to verify the acquisition of knowledge and skills (i.e. the acquisition of learning outcomes).
The verification mode, OPERATIVELY, will take place in different stages:
• classroom quiz to verify theoretical knowledge (see CC4)
• Realization of a document (in order to verify the simulations skills acquired, see CA4) realized as a presentation (in order to verify the student's communication skills, see CT1 and CT8) in small groups (two students, in order to develop teamwork skills, see CT2) to be uploaded on the e-learning platform (see CT7).
• Correction of some of the other groups' papers (in order to develop the ability to assess, self-assess and self-criticise) by comparing them with that of the teacher.
If the student carries out these methods of verification, no oral exam will be held.
• Calculations of the estimation of the main thermodynamic quantities.
• Use of specific heats as the temperature changes.
• Thermodynamic diagrams of water and steam.
• Elements of simulation of energy systems.
• Realization of simple simulation codes.
• Modular simulation codes.
• Use of codes for the simulation of systems.
• - Simulation of an energy system.