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La durata normale del Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria energetica è di 2 anni. Le attività formative previste, corrispondenti a 120 crediti, sono organizzate su base semestrale e distribuite su quattro semestri didattici.  

Non è previsto obbligo di frequenza ma la frequenza alle lezioni, alle esercitazioni e ai laboratori è fortemente consigliata.

I ANNO 

Insegnamenti obbligatori (sede di Trento)

Electrical Systems Engineering

The course starts with elements of electromagnetism, magnetic circuits and magnetic properties of materials; definition of resistor, capacitor, inductor; characteristic equation of ports; Rms value of a sinusoidal magnitude; behaviour of dipoles in sinusoidal condition. Then the symbolic notation for the study of sinusoidal networks is introduced for sinusoidal condition; complex operators; behaviour of dipoles in sinusoidal condition and three-phase systems. 1/2 Emphasis is placed on electrical installations; structure of the Italian electricity system; structure of power networks; generation, transmission, distribution and final use of electrical energy. Moreover, the criteria to design power lines; continuous voltage cantilever lines; dimensioning in constant section or at direct current density are explained. The main construction characteristics of single and threephase transformers; magnetic cores and electrical coils; real transformer; losses due to the Joule effect and iron losses due to hysteresis and eddy currents are discussed. A theoretical introduction to the sequence analysis is foreseen to understand and analyse single and multiphase electrical faults. Finally, the effects of electricity on the human body is studied; as well as components of a grounded system and the protection from indirect electrical contacts.

6 crediti

Fluid Machines Engineering

The course aims to discuss the main power systems generation, either fossil and renewable fluids fueled. The emphasis is put on the difference between utility and community scale, while main attention is drawn on design and selection criteria of the latter, since their application potential at territory scale. Innovative systems and technologies are presented and discussed, as variable speed hydro turbines, reversible pumps, use of waste waters and hydrogen fueled plants. Stand alone and grid connected plants are examined form the machinery point of view, instead of from electric connection to optimize selection criteria. Finally, energy accumulation systems are analyzed, to discuss scale, limits and application both for utility and community size. This aspect is particularly important because of the development of intermittency of renewable sources also at micro-scale.

9 crediti

Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer

Repetition of basic thermodynamics concepts, Second law, thermodynamic cycles, Heat Pump (thermodynamics), Psychrometrics, Introduction EES/ Introduction to Matlab/ CoolProp, Heat transfer (conduction, convection, radiation), Heat exchanger, Heat Pump Design and Operation, Combustion, Mixtures, Real Gases, Mass Transfer.

6 crediti

Enviromental Fluid Mechanics/Hydropower Plants

By the end of the course, students should be able to: 1. calculate the steady-state profiles of open channel flows with variable geometry and discharge, and perform the preliminary design of hydraulic structures typically used in hydropower systems; 2. perform the main hydrological analyses needed for the design of hydropower systems and the simulation of its productivity, and assess river flow alteration due to hydropower operation.

9 crediti
Insegnamenti obbligatori (sede di Bolzano)

Building HVAC Systems

The course will cover the following topics: 1/3 Cooling and heating design load calculation • Unsteady cooling and heating load calculations, effects of solar radiation, latent heat gains, natural and mechanical ventilation, user profiles and operation schedules, occupant comfort and health. HVAC Systems • Design of heating, cooling, ventilating and air conditioning systems: hydronics, all air and mixed air/water systems. Distribution network (piping and air ducts) terminal units. Heat recovery equipment • Equipment for heating and cooling: boilers, unitary air conditioners, water chillers storage tanks, circulation pumps. Renewable energy equipment: thermal solar panels and heat pumps. Equipment operating curves and partial load operation. Safety devices and introduction to safety standards. • Fundamentals of HVAC systems control, building automation and control (BAC) and technical building management (TBM).

9 crediti

Advanced Applications of Building Physics

Building Energy Balance: Steady state and dynamic calculations of the heating and cooling peak load and energy needs of a building. Thermal losses through structure and fenestration, ventilation. Thermal gains, solar radiation, hourly and monthly averaged solar irradiation. Transient energy balance, detailed simulation methods, transfer functions. Heat transfer and dynamic transfer properties. Psychrometrics and moisture migration: Introduction to psychrometrics, basic psychrometric processes, heat and mass transfer through building structures, interstitial and surface condensation, and appropriate design practices. Environmental comfort: 1/3 Energy balance of human body, sensible and latent heat exchanges with the environment, thermal comfort, relevant factors affecting comfort in winter and summer, evaluation indices, effective temperature. Indoor air quality and evaluation indexes. Measurement and instruments. European and international standards: Overview of the European and international standards about the calculation of energy use for space heating and cooling and the energy performance of buildings.

9 crediti

Electric Power Conversion Equipment

Generalities about electric machines and electric power conver-sion. Static conversion of electrical energy. Power electronics components, static conversion principle and applications of static converters, inverter, uninterruptible power systems. The electro-mechanical energy conversion principle. Electrical machines: gen-erators, motors and transformers. Machine nomenclature and characteristics, working principle, fundamentals and applications of direct current and alternating current electric machines, induc-tion machines, synchronous machines and transformer. Electric drives. Generalities of variable speed electric drives, direct current machine and alternating current machine drives. Fundamentals of electroheating systems. During the course a series of practical experiment is scheduled in the lab using the Arduino platform. For each experiment the students will prepare a report. A final practical project will be assigned to groups of students.

6 crediti

Italiano tecnico/Technisches Deutsch

Italian (B1 level) – Italian Technical Language: the course will cover a wide range of topics concerning  - alternative energy sources  - renewable energies - environmental and energy policy  - energy savings.

3 crediti

II ANNO 

Insegnamenti obbligatori (sede di Bolzano)

Electric Power Conversion Equipment

Generalities about electric machines and electric power conver-sion. Static conversion of electrical energy. Power electronics components, static conversion principle and applications of static converters, inverter, uninterruptible power systems. The electro-mechanical energy conversion principle. Electrical machines: gen-erators, motors and transformers. Machine nomenclature and characteristics, working principle, fundamentals and applications of direct current and alternating current electric machines, induc-tion machines, synchronous machines and transformer. Electric drives. Generalities of variable speed electric drives, direct current machine and alternating current machine drives. Fundamentals of electroheating systems. During the course a series of practical experiment is scheduled in the lab using the Arduino platform. For each experiment the students will prepare a report. A final practical project will be assigned to groups of students.

6 crediti

Power Production, CHP and District Heating Systems

Through the study and the application of the topics presented during the lessons, students should acquire:
1. the knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals, the working principles and technical solutions of the main energy conversion systems for polygeneration purposes
2. the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of the theoretical principles to the constructive aspects and to the operation principles of the presented polygeneration plants
3. the ability to make autonomous judgements in the choice of the suitable plant solutions in relation to their applications and users’ demand
4. communication skills to correctly and properly present the concepts acquired in the course and to present a simple project regarding the design of a cogeneration plant
5. lifelong learning skills through the possession of the tools for the acquisition of technical information on the energy generation plants and to update knowledge.

12 crediti
Un esame a scelta tra:

Advanced materials for Energy Engineering

sito web

6 crediti

Mechanics and Structural Design for Energy Engineering

This course is an elective course for all students of 2nd year of the Master in Energy Engineering.
The core objective of Module 1 consists in providing an overview on the applications and benefits of steel and steel structures in energy engineering systems. 
The analysis and design of joints, members and steel supporting structures for energy engineering-based systems is the core objective of Module 2. The content covers the analysis and main design methodologies for joints, members and steel supporting structures. Finally, the exam of specific static and dynamic problems relevant to wind turbines is examined.

6 crediti
Insegnamenti obbligatori (sede di Trento/Bolzano)

Italiano (livello B1 - CEF)/ Deutsch (Niveau B1 - CEF)

Italian B1: the course intention is to consolidate and expand the expressive, analytic and intercultural skills of preceding courses. Through the analysis of different texts, with particular emphasis on academic writing, communication skills and textual analysis the course is designed to acquire and consolidate linguistic skills and knowledge, with special attention to the technical language. Educational Objectives: - To consolidate and reinforce the linguistic structures necessary to understand and produce different texts - To give students the tools to understand and apply complex syntactical structures, to understand the distinctive features and registers of academic prose, to write short reports and to give brief presentations in the target language.

German specialized: reaching B1-level in language skills (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) The course focuses on the various styles of language used in the field of science and technology and aims to improve the students’ receptive, but above all, productive language skills in general for social and academic purposes. 

3 crediti

Tesi di laurea magistrale

Master degree thesis

15 crediti
Insegnamenti a scelta per un totale di 24 crediti:

District heating systems design (sede Trento)

6 crediti

Bioenergy (sede Trento)

The course focuses on Bio-Energy and in particular on the exploitation of biomass and biomass waste for energy recovery. The course encompasses thermochemical energy processes (combustion, gasification, pyrolysis, reforming), mechanical and chemical processes (oil extraction and trans-esterification), finally biochemical processes (fermentation and anaerobic digestion).
The course provides chemical engineering tools applied to the analysis of energy conversion processes involving biomass.
Finally, the course provides the fundamentals of ASPEN PLUS® - a software package designed for process modeling and simulation which is extensively utilized in chemical and energy industrial sectors.
The student at the end of the course will be capable to design a bio-energy plant.

6 crediti

Wind Power Systems (sede Trento)

6 crediti

Electrochemical energy storage and Conversion (sede Trento)

Presentation of theory and applications of electrochemistry for energy storage application: equilibrium and non-equilibrium electrochemistry (kinetics); primary and secondary batteries, capacitors, fuel cells, photoelectrochemical cells; laboratory experiments to build and analyse simple and less simple energy production and storage devices.
Equilibrium and non equilibrium electrochemistry, The course introduces the fundamental notions of electrochemistry and surface thermodynamics necessary for a basic understanding of the physico-chemical bases of electrochemical phenomena; how electrochemical and photoelectrochemical devices work. 
General definitions of electrochemical systems; equilibrium and non equilibrium phenomena in electrochemistry; electrochemical kinetics; energy devices in electrochemistry: batteries, fuel cells, capacitors and supercapacitors; photovoltaic cells and photoelectrochemical cells.

6 crediti

Hydropower systems (sede Trento)

6 crediti

Networking for smart grids (sede Trento)

6 crediti

Dispacciamento dell'energia (sede Trento)

The course consists of 60 hr of frontal lectures and develops mainly the subjects of the operation and regulation of the national grid high voltage.
After outlining the international framework of regulatory boards (CEN, CENELEC, ETSI, IEC, UCTE, etc ...), it introduces the equations of three-phase lines with the propagation constant and the characteristic impedance.
It will explain then technological innovation on electric transmission and distribution, as well as the control system in real time.
It will be explained the mechanisms to control voltage and frequency according to the request of reactive and active power.
It will also expose the criteria for the protection of the transmission lines and moreover the problem of power quality and the characteristics of the free market.

6 crediti

Renewable Energy and Meteorology (sede Bolzano)

The course offers an overview of the main atmospheric factors affecting the processes controlling the conversion of renewable energy sources and the efficient use of energy. In particular the course will focus on factors affecting solar radiation (season, weather, cloud cover, atmospheric absorption, orographic effects, urban effects, etc.), wind (dynamical mechanisms, terrain effects, urban effects, vertical profiles, etc.), temperature (vertical profiles, terrain and urban effects, etc.), condensation processes (clouds, precipitation, freezing, frost, etc.) and pollutant dispersion (turbulent mixing, atmospheric stability, etc.). 
The students will learn the basics of the atmospheric variables affecting the energy conversion processes in view of their optimal planning and management, and will become confident in the use of meteorological concepts, models and instruments.

6 crediti

Economics and management of energy systems (sede Bolzano)

The course is a course of integrative area of Mechanic Engineering and an optional course. The course is part of the scientific area of Management Engineering.
The course gives a general overview of the scientific contents of energy economics and management. During the course, the presented theoretical topics will be integrated through targeted application-oriented exercises and through a real game-based business simulation.
The course aims to introduce students to the understanding and analysis of basic economic concepts that underlie the energy industry along the entire value chain, from production to end-use.
The first part outlines the basic elements of the management of projects and the analysis of profitability of an investment. In particular, it analyses (1) cost-effectiveness of different decisions, (2) management of time, costs and quality during projects.
The second part explains the basic elements of the energy markets, with emphasis on electricity, oil and gas, renewable energy. It analyses (1) the basic concepts related to energy demand and supply, (2) how the characteristics of the energy markets affect efficiency targets and (3) the systems of regulation and incentives, particularly for renewable energy and energy efficiency.

6 crediti

Special Issues of Building Physics

The course will consider the behaviour of the building envelope as for the most important aspect for the designer, and in particular the interaction with daylight aspects, the impact on energy needs for artificial lighting, the control components and strategies to optimize energy needs and to ensure the suitable visual comfort conditions for the occupants.
In parallel with the course lectures, the student will be required to prepare design work about the energy performance of a simple building configuration as far as the envelope is concerned.

6 crediti

Solarenergiesysteme

6 crediti
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25 Ottobre 2016