- Code ENGN6525
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Engineering
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Engineering
- Areas of interest Engineering, Solar Energy
This course conveys the principles of solar thermal engineering. The topics covered include low- and high-temperature solar thermal energy collectors, solar thermal conversion processes, thermal energy storage, systems design and control. Theoretical material is balanced with practical experience in laboratories and design case studies. It is a capstone course for Engineering Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer stream in the Renewable Energy Systems major.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand the concepts of energy quality and energy services in a systems engineering context
- Discuss the niche/roles for solar thermal systems
- Understand the potential impact of solar thermal systems
- Understand the solar resource and be able to use this knowledge for design of solar thermal systems
- Balance theoretical and practical aspects of solar thermal design
- Analyse simple solar thermal systems through software modelling and understand the limitations of such models
- Carry out experimental investigations of solar thermal systems and understand the implications of the results
- Apply multi-disciplinary engineering science principles to analyse complex solar thermal systems
Professional Skills Mapping:
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies
- Homework assignments (30%)
- Laboratory (20%)
- Exam (50%)
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Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsThe recommended textbook is:
- D.Y. Goswami. Principles of Solar Energy Engineering. CRC Press, Boca Raton, third edition, 2015.
Sound understanding of the principles of heat transfer.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 2
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|8190||23 Jul 2018||30 Jul 2018||31 Aug 2018||26 Oct 2018||In Person|