# Search result: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2019

Energy Science and Technology Master | ||||||

Master Studies (Programme Regulations 2007) | ||||||

Core Subjects | ||||||

Compulsory core courses | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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151-1633-00L | Energy ConversionThis course is intended for students outside of D-MAVT. | O | 4 credits | 3G | I. Karlin, G. Sansavini | |

Abstract | This course provides the students with an introduction to thermodynamics and heat transfer. Students shall gain basic understanding of energy, energy interactions, and various mechanisms of heat transfer as well as their link to energy conversion technologies. | |||||

Objective | Thermodynamics is key to understanding and use of energy conversion processes in Nature and technology. Main objective of this course is to give a compact introduction into basics of Thermodynamics: Thermodynamic states and thermodynamic processes; Work and Heat; First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics. Students shall learn how to use energy balance equation in the analysis of power cycles and shall be able to evaluate efficiency of internal combustion engines, gas turbines and steam power plants. The course shall extensively use thermodynamic charts to building up students’ intuition about opportunities and restrictions to increase useful work output of energy conversion. Thermodynamic functions such as entropy, enthalpy and free enthalpy shall be used to understand chemical and phase equilibrium. The course also gives introduction to refrigeration cycles, combustion and psychrometry, as well as to basic principles of heat transfer. The course compactly covers the standard course of thermodynamics for engineers, with additional topics of a general physics interest (nonideal gas equation of state and Joule-Thomson effect) also included. | |||||

Content | 1. Thermodynamic systems, states and state variables 2. Properties of substances: Water, air and ideal gas 3. Energy conservation in closed and open systems: work, internal energy, heat and enthalpy 4. Second law of thermodynamics and entropy 5. Energy analysis of steam power cycles 6. Energy analysis of gas power cycles 7. Refrigeration and heat pump cycles 8. Nonideal gas equation of state and Joule-Thomson effect 9. Maximal work and exergy 10. Mixtures and psychrometry 11. Chemical reactions and combustion systems; chemical and phase equilibrium 12. Heat transfer | |||||

Lecture notes | Lecture slides and supplementary documentation will be available online. | |||||

Literature | Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach, by Cengel, Y. A. and Boles, M. A., McGraw Hill | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | This course is intended for students outside of D-MAVT. Students are assumed to have an adequate background in calculus, physics, and engineering mechanics. | |||||

227-0122-00L | Introduction to Electric Power Transmission: System & Technology | O | 6 credits | 4G | C. Franck, G. Hug | |

Abstract | Introduction to theory and technology of electric power transmission systems. | |||||

Objective | At the end of this course, the student will be able to: describe the structure of electric power systems, name the most important components and describe what they are needed for, apply models for transformers and lines, explain the technology of overhead power lines, calculate stationary power flows, current and voltage transients and other basic parameters in simple power systems. | |||||

Content | Structure of electric power systems, transformer and power line models, analysis of and power flow calculation in basic systems, symmetrical and unsymmetrical three-phase systems, transient current and voltage processes, technology and principle of electric power systems. | |||||

Lecture notes | Lecture script in English, exercises and sample solutions. | |||||

Elective Core Courses | ||||||

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