MECH ENG 7164 - Renewable Power Technologies

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022

This course introduces students to the mechanical aspects (primarily fluid mechanics and thermodynamics) of renewable power technology and generation. The course focuses on the fundamental and applied sciences related to wind power, hydropower, ocean (wave and tidal) power, solar-thermal and geo-thermal heating, solar thermal powered cooling, heat storage and solar PV systems, as well as broader issues related to technology implementation. At the end of the course students are expected to have the knowledge to be able to help design, assess and compare different sustainable power generation systems, factoring in economic and environmental impacts.

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