Process design for energy efficiency
Courses included in the programme:
Apply before Aug 25, 2019
The aim of the course is to make the student acquainted with the foundations of thermodynamics, and how these can be used to tackle some engineering problems using mathematical models.
Key topics in the course are the use of macro balances for additive quantities, the basic principles of modeling, and the practical implications of the laws of thermodynamics.
The students will gain understanding of problems in energy technology and estimation and calculation of thermodynamic quantities needed. They will also learn commonly accepted computational simplifications which make it possible to tackle problems in the systems studied.
Study method: online or contact learning.
Apply before Sep 29, 2019
The course is organised as intensive studies in October (week 42 or 43).
The course consists of lectures, exercises, and seminar presentations. The main topics of the course are mass and momentum balances, the Navier-Stokes equations, potential flow, numerical computation of flow fields, introduction to turbulence models and multiphase flows. The final part of the course is devoted to CFD modeling using a software.
The aim of the course is to give the participants a deeper knowledge of the theory of fluid mechanics. It is in particular intended for postgraduate students who are familiar with the elements of engineering fluid dynamics (e.g. use of energy balances, calculation of pressure drops in pipe flow, and estimation of drag forces on obstacles) but feel that they need deeper theoretical insight to be able to enter the field of computational fluid dynamics.
Apply before Jan 9, 2020
Course is organised as classroom teaching in Turku but lectures are available online.
The aim of the course is to give the participants an overwiew of new energy (more) sustainable energy technologies and their advantages and disadvantages. Present state and global trends are discussed. Technologies treated are solar thermal energy (collectors and concentrators), solar photovoltaics, biomass, fuel cells, wind energy, wave and tidal energy, geothermal energy and osmotic power. The course also treats operation principles, efficiency and practical realisations of the technologies, and illustrates the performance through a set of small numerical examples and assignments.
Learning objectives of the course:
- to get acquainted with new and emerging energy technologies
- to gain basic understanding of their operation principles, efficiencies and limitations
- to get an overview of the present state of energy supply and use in Finland and future trends in the field
Responsible teachers: Henrik Saxén (henrik.saxen(at)abo.fi), Mikko Helle (mikko.helle(at)abo.fi)
The student will obtain knowledge and skills with more modern concepts of advanced thermodynamics, from a viewpoint of more sustainable energy technology and more energy efficient (chemical) process engineering.
- Exergy analysis
- Heat radiation
- Solar energy (PV, thermal)
- Separation process thermodynamics
- Irreversible thermodynamics
- Energy Storage
After registration you will be able to login to Åbo Akademi’s Moodle.
Contact person, applications:
Pilvi Lempiäinen (pilvi.lempiainen(at)fitech.io)