Module title: Advanced Energy Systems 1

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MEC10110
Module leader: Zuansi Cai
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management
Prerequisites

Module code: MEC08102
Module title: Mechanics and Thermofluids
Examples of equivalent learning: Mechanics and Thermofluids equivalent to SCQF level 8.

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jorge Kubie
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Formal lectures and class tutorials are used to deliver content and offer face to face support. Directed study tasks encourage integration of key reading material.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
Module content is developed in consultation with employers and/or professional engineering institutions.
Communication and report-writing skills are developed through the continuous assessment component.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative and summative assessment is carried out through the course and end of module examination. In particular, a group project is the specified coursework.

Research/ teaching linkages
Staff undertake scholarly and research activities in this area, and some of it is reflected in the delivery of this module.

Supporting equality and diversity
All materials are available on WebCT to cater for the diverse student group.
Academic supervision and tutorial support are available each taught week of the module to support students.

Internationalisation
International experience is used as appropriate, such as the use of different units and symbols in other countries.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Online Guided independent study 89
Independent Learning Guided independent study 60
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 40 1,2,3 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1,2,3 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

- Multi-dimensional steady-state conduction.
- Performance of extended surfaces.
- Transient conduction, lumped capacitance model.
- Forced and natural convection for internal and external geometries.
- Regression relationships for convection, and their use.
- Thermal radiation, view factors and radiation exchange,
- Modelling of advanced energy systems, the use and significance of dimensionless parameters.
- Multi-mode heat transfer systems.
- Principles and design of heat exchangers, log-mean temperature and NTU approaches to design.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: evaluate advanced energy systems;
LO2: design advanced energy systems;
LO3: use a selection of energy analysis and design software.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - INCROPERA, F.P, DEWITT, D.P., BERGMAN, T.L. AND LAVINE, A.S. (2013) PRINCIPLES OF HEAT AND MASS HEAT TRANSFER: JOHN WILEY & SONS, 7th ed. - ISBN: 9780470646151
Recommended - MUNEER, T., KUBIE, J. AND GRASSIE, T. (2003) HEAT TRANSFER: A PROBLEM SOLVING APPROACH: TAYLOR & FRANCIS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0415241693
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