Courses Offered Fall 2016

CHEME  6660 Analysis of Sustainable Energy Systems
 
Tuesday, August 23 – Wednesday, September 28, 2016
 
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:05 - 9:55 am; and Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:40 - 9:55 am (Lead instructor Jeff Tester) – Olin Hall 255
 
Quantitative methods of engineering and life cycle analysis for energy choices in a contemporary sustainability context. Fundamental principles of thermodynamics, transport, and reaction kinetics applied to representative energy supply and end use technologies. Topics include resource assessment, energy extraction/capture, conversion, distribution, storage, and consumption; environmental and economic consequences; local to global scales.
 
CHEME 6663 Geothermal Energy
 
Thursday, September 29 - Thursday, October 27, 2016
 
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:40 – 9:55 am (Lead instructor Jeff Tester) – Olin Hall 255
 
This module focuses on the utilization of low-temperature geothermal energy: geothermal heat pumps, district heating systems for heating and cooling, hybrid geothermal systems and cogeneration applications. It also discusses shallow and deep geothermal reservoir thermal modeling. Technical economic and environmental aspects of large scale geothermal deployment will be covered.
 
CHEME 6672 Electric Power Systems
 
Monday, October 3 – Monday, October 31, 2016 
 
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9:05 - 9:55 am (Lead instructor Lyndsay Anderson and Michal Moore, (co-leads) with Eilyan Bitar) – Snee Hall 1120
 
The infrastructure used to transmit, distribute and store chemical, electrical , and thermal energy is extensive, multiscale, and capital intensive. Coverage in this module includes oil, gas, coal, and electric power transmission and distribution, thermal energy storage, and electrical energy storage and conversion. Technologies evaluated include fuel cells, batteries, compressed air energy storage (CAES), pumped hydro, supercapacitors and flywheels.
 
CHEME 6664 and CEE 6364 Wind and Water Energy
 
Tuesday, November 1 – Thursday, December 1, 2016
 
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:45 pm (Lead instructor Rebecca Barthelmie) – Olin Hall 218
 
Energy technology module of CHEME 6660. An overview of water and wind energy resources and technology both on and off shore. Emphasis will be placed on water power from conventional impoundment dams and run of river resources to pumped hydro, wave energy, and tidal basin systems. Covering water resource assessment, basic fundamentals of hydrokinetic energy capture, hydro turbine technology, designs and performance, wave power energy recovery systems, siting issues and environmental impacts, and cost estimates and projections.
 
EAS 6920 DIS 203 (parent)/CEE 6055/CHEME 6678 Water - Energy Nexus
 
Wednesday, November 2 – Friday, December 2, 2016
 
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9:05 - 9:55 am (Susan Riha, Patrick Reed and John Albertson) – Hollister Hall 306