Alternative Energy Conversion

M E 433 XE


Course Description

Basic principles, thermodynamics, and performance of alternative energy conversion technologies such as direct energy conversion (fuel cells, photovoltaics, magnetohydrodynamics), wind energy, biomass energy, non-combustion thermal sources (ocean gradients, geothermal and nuclear fusion), non-conventional environmental energy sources (ocean tides and currents), and finally other alternative approaches (molecular motors, cryo-engines, and solar sailing). Performance analysis and operating principles of systems and components, economic analysis for system design and operation. Nonmajor graduate credit.

3 credits tenative course rotation: Fall

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Instructor Contact

Kenneth Bryden

Registration Information

Course Dept
M E
Course Number
433
Section
XE
Credit Hours
3
Semester
Fall 2017
Dates
Aug 21 - Dec 15
Prerequisites
PHYS 221/PHYS 222 and CHEM 167
Max Enrollment
30
Delivery Fee
$390.00 *
Delivery Type
Face-to-face **
* Delivery Fee is additional to Tuition & Fees.

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