# Giovanni Sansavini: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2018

Name | Prof. Dr. Giovanni Sansavini |

Field | Reliability and Risk Engineering |

Address | Reliability and Risk Engineering ETH Zürich, LEE M 201 Leonhardstrasse 21 8092 Zürich SWITZERLAND |

Telephone | +41 44 632 50 38 |

sansavig@ethz.ch | |

URL | http://www.rre.ethz.ch/ |

Department | Mechanical and Process Engineering |

Relationship | Associate Professor |

Number | Title | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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151-0235-00L | Thermodynamics of Novel Energy Conversion Technologies Number of participants limited to 75. | 4 credits | 3G | A. Milionis, G. Sansavini | |

Abstract | In the framework of this course we will look at a current electronic thermal and energy management strategies and novel energy conversion processes. The course will focus on component level fundamentals of these process and system level analysis of interactions among various energy conversion components. | ||||

Objective | This course deals with liquid cooling based thermal management of electronics, reuse of waste heat, surface engineering aspects for improving heat transfer, and novel energy conversion and storage systems such as batteries and, fuel cells. The focus of the course is on the physics and basic understanding of those systems as well as their real-world applications. The course will also look at analysis of system level interactions between a range of energy conversion components. | ||||

Content | Part 1: Fundamentals: - Overview of exergy analysis, Single phase cooling and micro-mixing; - Thermodynamics of phase equilibrium and Electrochemistry; - Surface wetting; Part 2: Applications: - Basic principles of battery and fuel cells; -Thermal management and reuse of waste heat from microprocessors - Condensation heat transfer; Part3: System-level analysis - Integration of the components into the system: a case study - Analysis of the coupled operations, identification of critical states - Support to system-oriented design | ||||

Lecture notes | Lecture slides will be made available. | ||||

151-1633-AAL | Energy ConversionEnrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement. Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | 4 credits | 9R | I. Karlin, G. Sansavini | |

Abstract | Fundamentals of Thermal Sciences in association with Energy Conversion | ||||

Objective | To become acquainted and familiarized with basic principles of fundamental thermal sciences (Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, etc.) as well as their linkage to energy conversion technologies. | ||||

Content | Thermodynamics (first and second laws), Heat Transfer (conduction/convection/radiation), Technical Applications | ||||

Lecture notes | Slides will be distributed by e-mail every week. | ||||

Literature | 1. Introduction to Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, 2nd ed. by Cengel, Y. A., McGraw Hill; 2. Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics, 6th ed. by Moran & Shapiro, Wiley | ||||

Prerequisites / Notice | This course is intended for students outside of D-MAVT. | ||||

151-1633-00L | Energy ConversionThis course is intended for students outside of D-MAVT. | 4 credits | 3G | I. Karlin, G. Sansavini | |

Abstract | This course is tailored to provide the students with a common introduction on thermodynamics and heat transfer. Students can gain a basic understanding of energy, energy interactions, and various mechanisms of heat transfer as well as their linkage to energy conversion technologies. | ||||

Objective | Students will be able analyze and evaluate energy conversion and heat exchange processes from the thermodynamic perspective. 1. They will be able to describe a thermodynamic system and its state in the using phase diagrams for pure substances and to apply the first law of thermodynamics, energy balances, and mechanisms of energy transfer to or from a system. 2. Students will be able to describe processes/changes of state in the phase diagrams and evaluate start and end states and the exchange of heat and power in the process. 3. They will be able to introduce and apply the entropy and exergy balance to closed and open systems. 4. They will be able to apply the second law of thermodynamics to power cycles and processes, and determine the expressions for the thermal efficiencies and coefficients of performance for heat engines, heat pumps, and refrigerators. They will be able to evaluate the thermodynamic performance of cycles using phase diagrams and critically analyze the different parts of cycles and propose improvements to their efficiency. 5. Students will be able to apply energy balances to reacting systems for both steady-flow control volumes and fixed mass systems. 6. At the end of the course, they will be able to apply the basic mechanisms of heat transfer (conduction, convection, and radiation), and Fourier's law of heat conduction, Newton's law of cooling, and the Stefan–Boltzmann law of radiation. Finally, students will be able to solve various heat transfer problems encountered in practice. | ||||

Content | 1. Thermodynamic systems, states and state variables 2. Properties of substances: Water, air and ideal gas 3. Energy conservation in closed and open systems: work, internal energy, heat and enthalpy 4. Second law of thermodynamics and entropy 5. Energy analysis of steam power cycles 6. Energy analysis of gas power cycles 7. Refrigeration and heat pump cycles 8. Maximal work and exergy analysis 9. Mixtures and psychrometry 10. Chemical reactions and combustion systems 11. Heat transfer | ||||

Lecture notes | Lecture slides and supplementary documentation will be available online. | ||||

Literature | Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach, by Cengel, Y. A. and Boles, M. A., McGraw Hill | ||||

Prerequisites / Notice | This course is intended for students outside of D-MAVT. Students are assumed to have an adequate background in calculus, physics, and engineering mechanics. | ||||

364-1058-00L | Risk Center Seminar Series Number of participants limited to 50. | 0 credits | 2S | B. Stojadinovic, D. Basin, A. Bommier, D. N. Bresch, L.‑E. Cederman, P. Cheridito, H. Gersbach, H. R. Heinimann, M. Larsson, G. Sansavini, F. Schweitzer, D. Sornette, B. Sudret, U. A. Weidmann, S. Wiemer, M. Zeilinger, R. Zenklusen | |

Abstract | This course is a mixture between a seminar primarily for PhD and postdoc students and a colloquium involving invited speakers. It consists of presentations and subsequent discussions in the area of modeling complex socio-economic systems and crises. Students and other guests are welcome. | ||||

Objective | Participants should learn to get an overview of the state of the art in the field, to present it in a well understandable way to an interdisciplinary scientific audience, to develop novel mathematical models for open problems, to analyze them with computers, and to defend their results in response to critical questions. In essence, participants should improve their scientific skills and learn to work scientifically on an internationally competitive level. | ||||

Content | This course is a mixture between a seminar primarily for PhD and postdoc students and a colloquium involving invited speakers. It consists of presentations and subsequent discussions in the area of modeling complex socio-economic systems and crises. For details of the program see the webpage of the colloquium. Students and other guests are welcome. | ||||

Lecture notes | There is no script, but a short protocol of the sessions will be sent to all participants who have participated in a particular session. Transparencies of the presentations may be put on the course webpage. | ||||

Literature | Literature will be provided by the speakers in their respective presentations. | ||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Participants should have relatively good mathematical skills and some experience of how scientific work is performed. |