- Code ENGN4525
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by RS Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Engineering
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:On successful completion of this course, students should have the skills and knowledge to:
- Apply systematic engineering methods to design and analyse solar thermal energy systems, including balancing practical and theoretical aspects of design.
- Identify and critically evaluate the potential impact and role for solar thermal technologies in energy systems.
- Proficiently apply advanced technical knowledge of the solar resource for design of solar thermal systems.
- Understand the concepts of energy quality and energy services in a systems engineering context.
- Analyse simple solar thermal systems through software modelling and understand the limitations of such models.
- Carry out experimental investigations of solar thermal systems and assess the implications of the results.
- Communciate results effectively in written form.
Professional Skills Mapping:
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies
- Design Project (20%);
- Labs (20%);
- Assignments (20%);
- Final Exam (40%)
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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:
J.A. Duffie and W.A. Beckman. Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, fourth edition, 2013.
Assumed KnowledgeSound understanding of the principles of heat transfer
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- 6 units
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7587||27 Jul 2020||03 Aug 2020||31 Aug 2020||30 Oct 2020||In Person||N/A|