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Principles of Energy Conversion

ENE 515/MAE 537

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The class examines the fundamental physics of energy conversion in thermal (Carnot engines) and chemical (Van't Hoff engines) systems. The analysis of these conversion devices is oriented toward fundamental physical principles and identification of entropy production/mitigation and efficiency optimization. Both models of cycles and fluxes are presented as well as endo- and exo-reversible models. This analysis framework is used to study principles and limitations of thermoelectric conversion devices, solar cells and fuel cells. Topics include high temperature conversion systems i.e. thermionic and magnetohydrodynamic power generation systems.
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Section L01

  • Type: Lecture
  • Section: L01
  • Status: C
  • Enrollment: 0
  • Capacity: 0
  • Class Number: 23055
  • Schedule: MF 10:00 AM-11:20 AM