Course name: Energy conversion and renewable energy sources
Course code: 502470
Degree course: Ingegneria Industriale, Ingegneria per l'Ambiente e il Territorio
Disciplinary field of science: ING-IND/08
The course relates to:
University credits: CFU 6
Course website: http://ingegneria.unipv.it/servizi/download.php?chiave=
Specific course objectives
Knowledge of the main features of energy conversion systems, referring particularly to electricity generation and renewable energy sources.
energy sources, supply transformation and consumption of all major energy sources, electricity generation, efficiency, generation prices.
Hydroelectric power plants:
hydropower, pumped-storage hydroelectricity, run-of-the-river hydroelectricity, configuration of a hydroelectric power plant (reservoir, dam, intake, penstock, turbine, alternator).
Thermoelectric power plants:
thermodynamic cycles, fuels, steam generators, turbines, electric generators, condensers, pumps, heaters, auxiliary systems, load control, monitoring and alarm system, chemical problems, emissions.
Gas turbine combined-cycles:
industrial gas turbines for electrical generation, combined-cycle power plants, heat recovery steam generators, configuration of CCGT plants, IGCC power plants.
Other thermoelectric generations:
combined heat and power plants, distributed generation, geothermal generation.
Nuclear power plants:
nuclear reactions, reactor types, economics of nuclear power, plans for new reactors.
Renewable energy sources:
wind, solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, biomass-powered generation.
New generation systems:
fuel cells, MHD conversion, EGD conversion, energy from waves, ocean thermal energy conversion, nuclear fusion.
Course entry requirements
Basic knowledge of hydraulics, thermodynamics, building science, engines and machines, electrotechnics
Course structure and teaching
Lectures (hours/year in lecture theatre): 38
Practical class (hours/year in lecture theatre): 10
Practicals / Workshops (hours/year in lecture theatre): 8
Suggested reading materials
University lectures and exercises are updated annually by the lecturer and available on-line at the website of the University of Pavia, Department of Electrical Engineering: http://www-3.unipv.it/ingegneria/servizi/download.php?chiave=24
C. Belli, P. Chizzolini. Conversione dell’energia. Università di Pavia, Facoltà di Ingegneria, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione, anno accademico 2012-13.
C. Belli. Esercitazioni di centrali idroelettriche, termoelettriche, turbogas e cicli combinati. Università di Pavia, Facoltà di Ingegneria, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione, anno accademico 2012-13.
Testing and exams
Two written tests will be taken: students may take an oral if they wish to increase the final vote.
Students, who want to take the oral only, must solve the exercises reported at the website http://www.unipv.it/ingegneria/copisteria_virtuale/belli/esercizi_casa.zip
and send email to the lecturer one week before the oral exam