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ENM095 - Sustainable power production and transportation  
Hållbar elproduktion och hållbara transporter
 
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-07 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPEPO
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Electrical Engineering
Department: 32 - ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Application code: 21138
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: C+

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0108 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   26 Oct 2019 am L,  08 Jan 2020 pm M   18 Aug 2020 pm J

In programs

MPTSE INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPEPO ELECTRIC POWER ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)
MPSES SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPSES SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)

Examiner:

Ola Carlson

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Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic knowledge in electrical drives, power systems and use of Matlab on Bachelor level. Recommended course at Chalmers is EEK140 (Elteknik) or EEK141 (Elkraftteknik).

 

Aim

The course aims to provide the students with advanced and state-of-the-art developments in wind power, photo voltages, wave power and hybrid electric vehicles, dwelling both on the theoretical fundaments as well as building a good practical and experimental basis. The goal of the course is also to give the students a deep knowledge about the modelling, design and control of the electric system for hydro, wind, wave, and solar power. The electric system in electric or hybrid-electric vehicles will also be treated. The understanding of the grid interaction of these power sources and consumables is also an important goal.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

With respect to Knowledge and understanding, graduated students will be able to:

1. Describe/explain the driving forces for technical development towards increased electric power production from renewables as well as the electrification of the transport section
2. describe the technical characteristics and performance of electric power generation by wind turbines, photovoltaic, wave power, hydropower and fusion as well as fission power
3. describe the technical characteristics and performance of the components in the drivetrain of electric and hybrid vehicles and the combination of these components

With respect to Skills and abilities, graduated students will be able to:

4. identify, formulate and analyze complex connection in electric power generation with renewables and electric power operation of electric hybrid vehicles
5. plan and carry out calculations for electric power production with renewables and of the electric consumption during operation with electric vehicles through modelling and simulations
6. make choices of solutions and justifications due to relevant criteria's of the problems and opportunities associated with the use of hybrid electrical vehicles and power production with renewable power production
7. plan and physically arrange a test set-up in a safe way as well as minimize and assess risks with respect to personal safety and integrity within the electric power engineering area for wind generatiors and solarcells
8. evaluate performed tests, make necessary corrections due to external influences (e.g. atmospheric conditions) and estimate confidence in obtained results
9. take part in the national and international discussion on various subjects in sustainable power production and transportation by reading, presenting and discussing international reports and journal papers

With respect to Formulation of judgements and professional attitudes with integrity, graduated students will be able to:

10. formulate judgements that include reflecting on scientific, societal and ethical responsibilities and to achieve awareness of ethical aspects on research and development work
11. get insight into the possibilities and limitations of technology, its role in society and the responsibility of humans for its use, including, social, economic as well as environmental and occupational health aspects
12. work in teams and collaborate in groups with different compositions
13. continue studies in a largely self-directed and autonomous manner, and contribute to research and development

Content

The electrical energy demand is increasing worldwide. The production of electric power has to be environmental friendly to have a sustainable development; also the transportation has to go in the same direction. The course contents the technical characteristics and performance of electric power generation by wind turbines, photovoltaic, wave power, hydropower and fusion as well as fission power. The course gives the students a wide knowledge about the modelling, design and control of the electric system for hydro, wind, wave, and solar power. The all over function and especially the electric system in electric and hybrid-electric vehicles will also be treated. The understanding of the grid interaction of theses power sources and consumables is also a part of the course.

Lectures: Lectures are given for the renewable power production and transportation systems, several guest lectures are invited to the course.

Project (compulsory):
Four compulsory project work are to be performed. They deal with the design of the energy flow in a hybrid vehicle and the power performance of a wind turbine, wave power unit and hydro power.

Laboratory assignment (compulsory):
Test and evaluation of electrical system for a wind turbine, a practical 4-hour lab.
Test and evaluation of a solar photovoltaic cell, a practical 4-hour lab.

Study visit (compulsory):
A study visit at a wind turbine or at an off-grid house with an advanced energy system.

Scientific work (compulsory):
The student, 1-2 person, choose an interesting subject within Sustainable Power Production and Transportation subject, read some scientific papers and write a small report, 5-10 pages. Present the work, 5 minutes, at a seminar at the end of the course.

Organisation

The course comprises lectures, computer assignments and class meetings devoted to resolving possible problems in the course projects. The assignments and project task are to be solved outside the class and are to be reported before corresponding deadlines. There will also be two experimental exercises. The assignment work is extensive.

Literature

See course hompage.

Examination including compulsory elements

Written examination. Grades: Fail, 3, 4 or 5. Approved assignments, practical laborations as well as study visit.


Published: Mon 28 Nov 2016.