(subject to change)

I. Introduction and Review of the Basic Equations

  • Course Policy and Concepts
  • Reynold’s Transport Theorem

II. Equipment Modeling: Heat Exchangers and Pipe Networks

  • Epsilon-NTU and LMTD
  • Physical Design Specifications

III. Equipment Modeling: Pumps

  • Types
  • Performance Evaluation

IV. Advanced Energy Systems

  • Fuel Cells
  • Co-generation
  • Guest Lectures

V. Economics

  • Present/Future Worth
  • Interest
  • Investments
  • Inflation/Taxes

VI. Thermoeconomics

  • Analysis
  • Optimization
  • Application to Systems

VII. Other Considerations

  • Environmental Issues and Life Cycle Assessment
  • Ethics, Risk Assessment, and Regulations


Group Project/Group Evaluation - 45 %
Hour Exam 2 - 15 %
Hour Exam 1 - 15 %
Wiki Entry - 15 %
Homework - 10 %


Late homework will not be accepted. Homework is due at the beginning of class. A continuing homework assignment is to keep a logbook of your work (on the design projects). Each logbook entry should briefly note the date, time(s), group members present, and tasks addressed. This logbook will be collected periodically.

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