Process Design for Energy Efficiency

The minor offers students a solid foundation of thermodynamics and modelling with advanced applications in the fields of refrigeration and new energy technologies such as solar and wind power. Advanced process thermodynamics offers deeper knowledge of the subject. Introduction to CFD gives students an insight into fluid dynamics and introduces them to the world of CFD modelling.

Students who want to improve their tool palette in the topics of the minor are recommended to select one or more of the courses depending on their individual needs. Principles of process engineering is a B.Sc. level course intended for those who have not studied enough thermodynamics and related subjects and need to deepen their knowledge before progressing to advanced level courses.

Courses included in the programme:

New energy technologies (424517.0), 5 ECTS Starts 22.1.2019

Apply before Jan 1, 2019

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 realizations of the technologies, and illustrates the performance through a set of small numerical examples and assignments.

Advanced process thermodynamics (424520.0), 5 ECTS. Starts 18.3.2019

Apply before Mar 3, 2019

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. Topics: 1) Exergy analysis; 2) Heat radiation 3) Solar energy (PV, thermal) 4) Separation process thermodynamics, 5) Irreversible thermodynamics 6) Energy Storage 7) Exercises.

More info: http://studiehandboken.abo.fi/en/course/424520.0/1416

 

Principles of process engineering (424307.0), 5 ECTS. Fall 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.

http://studiehandboken.abo.fi/en/course/424307.0/1408

Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics (424512.0),5 ECTS. Intensive studies 1 week. Fall 2019.

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.

More info: http://studiehandboken.abo.fi/en/course/424512.0/2637

Course pages:

After registration you will be able to login: moodle.abo.fi

Professor in charge: Henrik Saxén, Åbo Akademi (henrik.saxen@abo.fi)

Contact person in practical matters: Mikko Helle, Åbo Akademi (mikko.helle@abo.fi)

Other teachers:

Ron Zevenhoven, Åbo Akademi

Mikko Helle, Åbo Akademi

Type of study unit:

Minor

Credits

5-25 ECTS

Teaching semester

01/2019-12/2019

Host university

Åbo Akademi

Open for non student

Yes

Level of studies

Master

General prerequisites

Courses are suitable for master's level students with some basic background knowledge in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics

Methods

Contact learning or online

Location

Turku

Language

English

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