Aldo Steinfeld: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2020
|Name||Prof. Dr. Aldo Steinfeld|
Renewable Energy Carriers
ETH Zürich, ML J 42.1
|Telephone||+41 44 632 79 29|
|Department||Mechanical and Process Engineering|
|151-0185-00L||Radiation Heat Transfer||4 credits||2V + 1U||A. Steinfeld, P. Pozivil|
|Abstract||Advanced course in radiation heat transfer|
|Objective||Fundamentals of radiative heat transfer and its applications. Examples are combustion and solar thermal/thermochemical processes, and other applications in the field of energy conversion and material processing.|
|Content||1. Introduction to thermal radiation. Definitions. Spectral and directional properties. Electromagnetic spectrum. Blackbody and gray surfaces. Absorptivity, emissivity, reflectivity. Planck's Law, Wien's Displacement Law, Kirchhoff's Law.|
2. Surface radiation exchange. Diffuse and specular surfaces. Gray and selective surfaces. Configuration factors. Radiation exchange. Enclosure theory, radiosity method. Monte Carlo.
3.Absorbing, emitting and scattering media. Extinction, absorption, and scattering coefficients. Scattering phase function. Optical thickness. Equation of radiative transfer. Solution methods: discrete ordinate, zone, Monte-Carlo.
4. Applications. Cavities. Selective surfaces and media. Semi-transparent windows. Combined radiation-conduction-convection heat transfer.
|Lecture notes||Copy of the slides presented.|
|Literature||R. Siegel, J.R. Howell, Thermal Radiation Heat Transfer, 3rd. ed., Taylor & Francis, New York, 2002.|
M. Modest, Radiative Heat Transfer, Academic Press, San Diego, 2003.
|151-0209-00L||Renewable Energy Technologies||4 credits||3G||A. Steinfeld, E. I. M. Casati, F. Dähler|
|Abstract||Renewable energy technologies: solar, biomass, wind, geothermal, hydro, waste-to-energy. Focus is on the engineering aspects.|
|Objective||Students learn the potential and limitations of renewable energy technologies and their contribution towards sustainable energy utilization.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Prerequisite: strong background on the fundamentals of engineering thermodynamics, equivalent to the material taught in the courses Thermodynamics I, II, and III of D-MAVT.|
|151-0261-00L||Thermodynamics III||3 credits||2V + 1U||R. S. Abhari, A. Steinfeld|
|Abstract||Technical applications of engineering thermodynamics. Extension of thermodynamical fundamentals taught in Thermodynamics I and II.|
|Objective||Understand and apply thermodynamic principles and processes for use in a range of cycles used commonly in practice.|
|Content||Radiation Heat Transfer, Heat Exchangers, Ideal Gas Mixtures & Psychrometry, Steam Processes, Gas Power Processes, Internal Combustion Engines, Gas Turbine Processes, Refrigeration & Heat Pumps|
|151-1053-00L||Thermo- and Fluid Dynamics||0 credits||2K||P. Jenny, R. S. Abhari, K. Boulouchos, G. Haller, C. Müller, N. Noiray, D. Poulikakos, H.‑M. Prasser, T. Rösgen, A. Steinfeld|
|Abstract||Current advanced research activities in the areas of thermo- and fluid dynamics are presented and discussed, mostly by external speakers.|
|Objective||Knowledge of advanced research in the areas of thermo- and fluid dynamics|