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Advanced Energy and Power Engineering

Module name (EN): Advanced Energy and Power Engineering
Degree programme: Engineering and Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2004
Module code: MAM-9.V.1
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 6V+2U (8 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 10
Semester: 9
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
180-minute written exam, lab reports

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
MAM-9.V.1 Engineering and Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2004, semester 9, mandatory course
120 class hours (= 90 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 300 hours (equivalent to 10 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 210 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended knowledge:
Bachelorís degree

[updated 14.08.2012]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Horst Altgeld
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Horst Altgeld

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Learning outcomes:
After completing this course, students will:
- be able to assess building energy supply solutions (passive and active heating and cooling solutions and building air-conditioning systems)
- be able to combine their knowledge of existing systems solutions with methods of efficient energy use in industrial, commercial and building applications.
- have learned how to perform energy needs analyses for buildings
- be acquainted with the components and operating principles of heating, air-conditioning and ventilation systems
- have practical experience of dealing with special technical problems affecting real systems (lab exercises and, wherever possible, on-site inspections)

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Module content:
- Relevant principles of construction physics
- Annual energy consumption curve for different types of buildings/applications
- Heating and ventilation in low-energy buildings
- Sample energy needs analyses (thermal energy, electric power, cooling - requirements)
- Selection of energy supply systems for specific energy requirements
- Properties and operational characteristics of the most important energy system components (including ventilation and air-conditioning systems)
- Operating and control concepts for energy supply systems
- Legislative requirements and their effect on the selection of energy supply systems (e.g. the Energy Conservation Regulation)
- Economic feasibility analyses of energy supply systems
- Fuel technology and exhaust gas scrubbing
- Efficient energy use (improving energy conversion processes):
        - Waste-heat utilization using recuperators and regenerators
        - Tri-generation, thermal insulation
- Electric power applications: drive systems, lighting
- Special analysis of: steam generation and distribution, compressor systems
- Pumps and ventilators, cooling systems
- System control elements
- Methods of energy management in companies (partly in English)
        - The role of energy management
        - Implementation and application of energy management systems in companies
- Lab sessions and visits to external sites:
- Power measurements on a furnace or boiler (gas-, oil- or pellet-fired)
- Power measurements on a Stirling engine (if available)
- Measuring the characteristics of special solar collectors and/or heat exchangers
- On-site inspection of sample systems

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Teaching methods/Media:
Course contents with list of reference publications and materials
Excerpts from specialist literature
Exercises and problems

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Recommended or required reading:
Recknagel, Sprenger, Schramek:  Taschenbuch für Heizung+ Klimatechnik, Oldenbourg
Buderus Handbuch
Dehli, M.:  Energieeinsparung in Industrie und Gewerbe, Expert
Khartchenko, N.V.:  Umweltschonende Energietechnik, Vogel
Energiesparverordnung 2002
GTZ, Rational Use of Energy
VDI Wärmeatlas
Specialist material for certain subject areas

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