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To achieve competency in using analytical methods for understanding the design and behaviour of new and renewable energy systems – design, operational and integration issues. To provide technical knowledge in renewable technologies so as to appreciate the design features for different systems on land and at sea.
Students having successfully completed the course will have the ability to:
|Title||New and Renewable Engineering Systems|
|Taught by||Professor Richard Bucknall (Module Coordinator)|
|Dr Chris Nightingale|
Mathematics to second year undergraduate level to include complex number theory, ordinary differential equations linear, non-linear 1st order and linear 2nd order homogenous with constant coefficients. Applied scientific or engineering undergraduate academic background.
Levelling (2 hrs); Classroom lectures (24 hrs); Classroom tutorials (6 hrs); Revision (2 hrs).
The course has the following assessment components:
The examination rubric is:
Answer THREE questions (from eight offered) in 2 hours.
The coursework rubic:
Assignment 1 is ‘Show how a chosen country could move to 50% renewables by 2030’ counting for 33.3% of available marks and Assignment 2 is ‘Feasibility study of Wind Farm/Solar Farm/Tidal Scheme/Wave Harvesting’ for 66.7%. In each assignment students need to collect data and use analytical methods to determine a viable solution.
Tutorial sheets: There will be six tutorial sheets handed at regular intervals during the lecture course. Each sheet will contain a number of problems based on recent lecture material. Time will be taken during some lecture/tutorial periods to work through a few of the problems, leaving students to tackle the remainder in their own time. There will be additional tutorials schedules for approximately two weeks before the examination (timing to be agreed).
Additional tutorials: Students lacking a background in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics may benefit from additional tutorials. These will be possible and the need, or otherwise, will be discussed as the course develops.
Laboratory fuel cell and various computer based simulation packages.