ME EN 5960/6960 Section 004, Spring 2017
What it’s about:
- How can we use distributed energy systems like generator sets, turbines, and solar panels for sustainability?
- How do they integrate with a building or facility based on its location and energy needs?
- How do we quantitatively analyze all this?
Mathematical modeling and simulation of building energy systems and distributed energy resources; Thermoeconomic evaluation of energy efficiency improvements and calculation of primary energy consumption; Quantification of environmental impacts associated with energy production and consumption, particularly emissions and water usage; Systems thinking, parametric and sensitivity analysis methods for models of integrated energy systems.
This course is designed for engineers to learn to model and evaluate the energy performance of alternative energy systems for the built environment, and to assess their economic and environmental sustainability.
- ME EN 3600 Thermo II
- ME EN 3650 Heat Transfer
- ME EN 3700 Fluids
- MATLAB or other programming proficiency
- SketchUp or other CAD proficiency
- Mathematical and technical communication skills sufficient for graduate-level coursework
MWF 8:35-9:25 am
Undergraduate section 5960-004
Graduate section 6960-004
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Mechanical Engineering emphasis areas: Thermal Science and Energy Engineering, Modeling