Department of Engineering
Dean:Dr. Ármann Gylfason
Email:ru@ru.is
Website:http://www.ru.is/tvd
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MSc in Sustainable Energy Science - Iceland School of Energy
Semesters:4
Years:2
ETCS:120
About majorMSc í orkuvísindum er nám hannað fyrir nemendur með ólíkan bakgrunn, t.d. viðskiptafræði, raunvísindi eða félagsvísindi sem hafa áhuga á að skilja samspil tækni, hagfræði og stefnumótunar á sviði endurnýjanlegrar orku.
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Sumar/Summer 2024
More infoEnergy Field SchoolCoreSE-801-ES1ECTS 6
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Haustönn/Fall 2024
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SemesterFall 2024
Level of course4. Second cycle, introductory
Type of courseCore
PrerequisitesNo prerequisites.
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Lecturer
Vala Hjörleifsdóttir
Content
12-week, main semester introduction to the basics of energy technology and engineering. This course is developed for non-engineers to gain the skills necessary to be competent in describing energy systems.
Learning outcome - Objectives
To give an introduction to and an overview of the field of energy by presenting basic concepts and laws of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Topics covered include thermodynamic systems, properties of pure substances and phase changes, ideal gas, real gas, state equations and thermodynamic variables, work, heat and the first law of thermodynamics, the second law, reversible and irreversible processes, the Carnot cycle and the Kelvin temperature scale, entropy, heat engines, Otto, Diesel, Brayton and Stirling cycles, steam cycles, refrigeration and heat pumps, heat transfer, heat conduction in one and two dimensions, steady state and transient, convection, free and forced, radiation, the laws of Stefan-Boltzmann and Planck, surface properties, shape factors, and radiation heat exchange between surfaces, heat exchangers, duty and properties.
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Language of instructionEnglish
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