1. To make students familiar with the basic energy transfer processes that govern existing and proposed methods of power generation for a global society. [1,6,10]2. To make students familiar with the traditional and nontraditional fuel sources in terms of energy content, accessibility, required processing steps and projected remaining reserves. [1,8,9,10]3. To teach the evaluation of heat, work and energy transfer steps associated with advanced power train strategies and stationary power systems. [1,2,5]4. To teach the fundamental thermodynamics, physics and chemistry relevant to evaluating combustion emissions and efficiencies. [1,5,11]COURSE OUTCOMES: for each course outcome, links to the Course Objectives are identified in brackets.1. Identify and quantify the important energy transfer for solar, nuclear, fossil fuel combustion and wind power generation schemes. [1,3,4]2. Quantify the limiting efficiencies for solar, nuclear, fossil fuel combustion and wind power generation schemes. [1,3]3. Quantify the energy densities/specific energy content of a fuel. 4. Identify the opportunities and challenges of advances in energy carriers used for energy storage and delivery. [1,3]5. Identify the thermodynamic conditions limiting vehicle emissions using fossil and biofuels. ASSESSMENT TOOLS: for each assessment tool, links to the course outcomes areidentified1. Regular homework assignments 2. Two exams 3. Final written project report 4. Video/oral presentation [1-5]
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Reading Assignments•There is no required text for the course. •Sustainable Energy, by Richard A. Dunlap, Cengage Learning 2015, ISBN# 1133108687 is a recommended text for content that supplements the lecture notes and handouts.•A thermodynamics textbook is not required, but it is a good idea to have a basic undergraduate level thermodynamics book available for reference. •Homework and exam questions are based on the handouts and lecture materials.
Canvas is our web portalLogin to Canvas at umich.instructure.comand make sure you can access the AUTO533/ME433 Canvas website. Explore the features of the website.Handouts, supplemental reading material, homework assignments, and solutions, etc. are posted under different modules website.
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