Academic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: Rosario LANZAFAME

Expected Learning Outcomes

The different energy sources and the related energy conversions will be presented. Specifically, biomass energy, geothermal energy, wind energy, solar energy as well as green hydrogen and the characteristics of the respective generation systems. Particular attention will be paid to the analysis of energy technology systems in the context of the objectives of respect for the environment, first of all the control of the production of greenhouse gases, in order to achieve mitigation effects of the “Global Warming”.

Advanced energy systems will also be treated, with specific attention to combined cycles and cogeneration power plants as well as their integration with solar thermal energy capture systems, including the molten salt thermodynamic solar system

Course Structure

Lectures: 28 hours

Exercises: 30 hours

Required Prerequisites

Fisica Tecnica

Meccanica Applicata alle Macchine

Attendance of Lessons

The presence during the lessons is mandatory

Detailed Course Content

  1. Basic Energy Concepts
  2. Energy Conversion
  3. Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Conversion Devices
  4. Energy Transfer and Conversion Methods
  5. Solar Energy: Solar heating (passive and active), solar power plants, photovoltaic cells
  6. Wind energy
  7. Gas turbine and their performances
  8. Combined Cycles
  9. Cogeneration Power Plants

Textbook Information

1) Teaching materials

2) Bianchi, Melillo, Peretto – Sistemi Energetici. Complementi – PITAGORA EDITRICE BOLOGNA

3) Giovanni Lozza: Turbine a gas e cicli combinati – SOCIETÀ EDITRICE ESCULAPIO

4) Bent Sørensen Renewable Energy, Academic Press

Course Planning

 SubjectsText References
1Basic energy concepts[1] [2] [4]
2Energy conversion[1] [2] [4]
3Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Conversion Devices[1] [4]
4Energy Transfer and Conversion Methods[1] [2] [4]
5Solar Energy: Solar heating (passive and active), solar power plants, photovoltaic cells[1] [2] [4]
6Wind energy[1] [4]
7Gas turbine and their performances[1] [3]
8Combined Cycles[1] [3]
9Cogeneration Power Plants[1] [3]

Learning Assessment

Learning Assessment Procedures

Preliminary resolution of one numerical exercise about the Energy Systems covered during the course and final oral exam

To guarantee equal opportunities and in compliance with current laws, students can request a meeting in order to plan any compensatory and/or dispensatory measure, according to the educational goals and specific needs. In this case, it is advisable to contact the CInAP (Centre for Active and Participated Integration - Services for Disabilities and/or SLD) professor of the Department where the Degree Course is included