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, students will have the knowledge and skills to: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
- Produce engineering reports on experimental investigations and on design studies.
Professional Skills Mapping:
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies
- Homework assignments (30%)
- Laboratory (20%)
- Exam (50%)
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Workload3 lectures per week, 1 tutorials per week, 2 x 2-hour laboratory per semester, Approximately 5 hours of independent study is required on average per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsThe recommended textbook is:
- D.Y. Goswami. Principles of Solar Energy Engineering. CRC Press, Boca Raton, third edition, 2015.
Assumed KnowledgeSound understanding of the principles of heat transfer
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8193||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||In Person||N/A|