Power Engineering (Modul E)

Higher education teachers: Mihalič Rafael
Credits: 6
Semester: summer
Subject code: 64267



Subject description

Prerequisits:

  1. Enrolment to the class

Content (Syllabus outline):

The role of energy sources exploitation in the civilization and human society development, global overview of energy supply issues, categorization of energy sources and basic energy conversions, conventional sources of energy (coal, oil, gas, water, nuclear energy, wood), for each of sources: origin and basic characteristics, basic physical principles and technologies of its exploitation, world-wide potential, efficiency, basic economic exploitation indices, consumption and supply trends, Slovenian consumption. Unconventional energy sources (energy of the sun radiation, wind, tide, waste, peat, biomass, nuclear fusion, hydrogen technology, direct thermal conversion to electrical energy, thermoionic conversions, magnetohydrodynamic generator), for each of sources: origin and basic characteristics, basic physical principles and technologies of its exploitation, world-wide potential, efficiency, basic economic exploitation indices, consumption and supply trends, Slovenian consumption. Dilemmas and technical issues of satisfying all energy needs by applying sustainable energy sources, environmental impacts of energy conversion procedures, economic evaluation of supplying energy needs, glance towards the future.

Objectives and competences:

Student gains a broad, world-wide overview of energy supply issues, as partial view on the subject is often the main reason for making wrong decisions in the energy supply area. One gets familiar with basic characteristics, technical possibilities for exploitation and economic indices together with perspectives when using primary energy sources. This goes both for world-wide as well as Slovenian perspective. Student is presented with advantages and limitations of sustainable energy sources exploitations for covering required energy needs.

Intended learning outcomes:

  • Understanding and being aware of basic characteristics of primary energy-sources conversion to suitable energy form from human-society’s point of view,
  • knowledge regarding global energy trends
  • being aware of different aspects of energy-source supply and consumption issues,
  • understanding energy-related legislation and regulation.

Learning and teaching methods:

Lectures, laboratory practice, project work





Study materials

  1. Požar. H.:Osnove energetikeI, II, III, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 1992
  2. Cleveland, Cutler J., Ayres, Robert U.:Encyclopedia of energy : San Diego, Oxford : Academic Press, cop. 2004
  3. J. Voršič:Pretvarjanje v električno energijo Maribor : Fakulteta za elektrotehniko, računalništvo in informatiko, 1996
  4. Denno, K.: Power system design and applications for alternative energy sources, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey : Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1989
  5. Willis, H. Lee, Scott, Walter G.: Distributed power generation : planning and evaluation, New York, Basel : M. Dekker, cop. 2000
  6. Smil, Vaclav :Energy at the crossroads : global perspectives and uncertainties : Cambridge, Massachusetts, London, England :MIT Press, cop. 2005
  7. Medved, Sašo, Novak, Peter: Varstvo okolja in obnovljivi viri energije, Ljubljana : Fakulteta za strojništvo, 2000



Study in which the course is carried out

  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Information and Communication Technologies
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Advanced Power Systems
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Electronics
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Electrical Power Engineering
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Biomedical Engineering
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Control Systems and Computer Engineering
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Mechatronics
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Robotics