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05QGYND

A.A. 2024/25

Course Language

Inglese

Degree programme(s)

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Energetica E Nucleare - Torino

Course structure

Teaching | Hours |
---|---|

Lezioni | 56 |

Esercitazioni in aula | 38 |

Esercitazioni in laboratorio | 26 |

Lecturers

Teacher | Status | SSD | h.Les | h.Ex | h.Lab | h.Tut | Years teaching |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Leone Pierluigi | Professore Ordinario | IIND-07/A | 26 | 9 | 0 | 0 | 11 |

Context

SSD | CFU | Activities | Area context |
---|---|---|---|

ING-IND/10 | 10 | B - Caratterizzanti | Ingegneria energetica e nucleare |

2023/24

This course focuses in the thermal design and optimization of energy systems and components with the twofold objective to improve efficiency and reduce cost of products.
At the end of the course, the student will be able to analyse thermal systems and components by using advanced engineering thermodynamic methods and tools. He will be able to assess the energy performance of systems as well as to perform simple economic analysis and investment evaluation.
Students will be able to identify the process of cost formation of products in a thermal system as well as to locate the source and nature of losses throughout a generic conversion process.
Finally, dealing with thermal design of components, students will be able to optimize shapes and geometry by applying advanced thermodynamic methods.
The course is composed by lessons, where the theoretical aspects are analysed and various applications to relevant systems are presented as well. A relevant part of the course is devoted to project team working using commercial software for the analysis of thermal systems and components.

This course focuses in the design and optimization of energy systems and components with the twofold objective to improve efficiency and reduce cost of energy production.
Indeed, future energy transition will involve a great contribution from optimal energy system design and optimization. Both thermodynamics, economic and mathematical optimization methods are needed to study energy systems. This course therefore will deepend topics such as thermoeconomic analysis, estimation of cost of componets and plants, fundamentals of financial mathematics and discounted cash flow analysis, process optimization, single and multi-objective optimization, design improvement, thermal diagnosis, entropy generation minimization.
Those methodologies will be applied to relevant energy systems including polygeneration plants, electricity and thermal storage systems and components.
The course is composed by lessons, where the theoretical aspects are analysed and various applications to relevant systems are presented as well. A relevant part of the course is devoted to project team working using commercial software for the analysis of energy systems and components.

At the end of this course, students are expected to know the techniques for design, analysis and optimization of thermal systems and their components from the energy and economic point of view: thermoeconomic analysis, estimation of cost of componets and plants, fundamental of financial mathematics and discounted cash flow analysis, process optimization, single and multi-objective optimization, design improvement, thermal diagnosis, entropy generation minimization.

At the end of the course, the student will be able to analyse energy systems and components by using advanced engineering thermodynamic methods and tools. Students will be able to assess the energy performance of systems as well as to perform simple economic analysis and investment evaluation.
Students will be able to identify the process of cost formation of products in a thermal system as well as to locate the source and nature of losses throughout a generic conversion process.
Finally, dealing with thermal design of components, students will be able to optimize shapes and geometry by applying advanced thermodynamic methods.

Engineering thermodynamics and heat transfer.

Engineering thermodynamics and heat transfer.

Energy and exergy analysis of thermal systems. Exergy cost. Exrgo-economic cost balance. External assessment. Evaluation of the total investment cost of a thermal plant. Cost functions of components. Total cost of a system.
Fundamentals of financial mathematics. Discounted cash flow analysis. Current and constant currency assumptions. Investment assessment of energy systems: applications to renewable power plants.
Process of cost formation of products in a thermal plant. Design improvement methodology. Possible interventions for increasing the rational utilization of the resources. Detection of the main components to be optimized in design and/or operation.
Optimization techniques: direct and indirect methods. Genetic algorithms. Multi-objective optimization. The Pareto front.
Techniques for the system synthesis: optimization of the system configuration. Synthesis and optimization of a district heating system. Process integration in the industry. Minimum consumption of energy and water.
Optimal design of components. Entropy generation minimization (EGM). Applications to the optimal geometry of devices.

Energy and exergy analysis of thermal systems. Exergy cost. Exrgo-economic cost balance. External assessment. Evaluation of the total investment cost of a thermal plant. Cost functions of components. Total cost of a system.
Fundamentals of financial mathematics. Discounted cash flow analysis. Current and constant currency assumptions. Investment assessment of energy systems: applications to renewable power plants.
Process of cost formation of products in a thermal plant. Design improvement methodology. Possible interventions for increasing the rational utilization of the resources. Detection of the main components to be optimized in design and/or operation.
Optimization techniques: direct and indirect methods. Genetic algorithms. Multi-objective optimization. The Pareto front.
Techniques for the system synthesis: optimization of the system configuration. Synthesis and optimization of a district heating system. Process integration in the industry. Minimum consumption of energy and water.
Optimal design of components. Entropy generation minimization (EGM). Applications to the optimal geometry of devices.

The theoretical topics discussed during the lectures will be deepen by developing selected applications of thermal systems (e.g. energy storage, water dissalation, fuel synthesis). Fossil-based advanced power systems will be investigated as well as renewable systems including solar and biomass energy utilization. Specific modeling tools for the solution of applications will be introduced during lab activities scheduled in the framework of the course.

The theoretical topics discussed during the lectures will be deepen by developing selected applications of thermal systems (e.g. energy storage, water dissalation, fuel synthesis). Fossil-based advanced power systems will be investigated as well as renewable systems including solar and biomass energy utilization. Specific modeling tools for the solution of applications will be introduced during lab activities scheduled in the framework of the course.

The students will be provided with material including topics discussed during the lectures and practices.

The students will be provided with material including topics discussed during the lectures and practices.

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The exam will be held in written form and it will deal with the topics discussed during the lectures and practices. Moreover, the students are asked to prepare and discuss two team project works dealing with the thermal design and optimization of selected energy systems and components.

Gli studenti e le studentesse con disabilità o con Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento (DSA), oltre alla segnalazione tramite procedura informatizzata, sono invitati a comunicare anche direttamente al/la docente titolare dell'insegnamento, con un preavviso non inferiore ad una settimana dall'avvio della sessione d'esame, gli strumenti compensativi concordati con l'Unità Special Needs, al fine di permettere al/la docente la declinazione più idonea in riferimento alla specifica tipologia di esame.

Exam: written test; group project;
The final mark is composed by the written test for 24/30 and for 6/30 by the group project.
A written exam will include main topics taught during lectures and practices. The exam will last 2.5h and include between 6-8 exercises and open questions. The evaluation of the written exam will be 24/30.
Moreover, two group project will be delivered by students at the end of the course and they will enable to add 6/30 extra points to the final marks.

In addition to the message sent by the online system, students with disabilities or Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) are invited to directly inform the professor in charge of the course about the special arrangements for the exam that have been agreed with the Special Needs Unit. The professor has to be informed at least one week before the beginning of the examination session in order to provide students with the most suitable arrangements for each specific type of exam.