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Mechanical Engineering Bachelor Information
6. Semester
Focus Specialization
Energy, Flows and Processes
Focus Coordinator: Prof. Christoph Müller
In order to achieve the required 20 credit points for the Focus Specialization Energy, Flows and Processes you need to choose at least 2 of the 4 compulsory courses (HS/FS) and at least 2 of the elective courses (HS/FS). One course could be selected among all the courses offered by D-MAVT (Bachelor and Masters).
Elective Courses
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
151-0054-00LThermal Design and Optimization Restricted registration - show details
Course will no longer take place after FS17.

Prerequisites:
Thermodynamics I (151-0051-00L) ,
Thermodynamics II (151-0052-00L) and
Thermodynamics III (151-0261-00L)
W4 credits2V + 2UP. Rudolf von Rohr
AbstractThe content of the course is focused on the exergetically optimized dimensioning and the constructive design of one and two phase heat exchanger systems.
ObjectiveFundamentals on heat exchanger an heat exchanger systems design focusing on minimization of exergy losses is presented.
ContentIntroduction in exergy losses at heatexchangers, multiphase flow and heat exchange, condenser, evaporators, regenerators, gas-solid heat exchange, pinch methodology
Lecture notesScript is available
Literaturefor each chapter special literature is recommended
Prerequisites / NoticeThe fundamental courses in thermodynamics are neccessary to follow this course.
151-0206-00LEnergy Systems and Power EngineeringW4 credits2V + 2UR. S. Abhari, A. Steinfeld
AbstractIntroductory first course for the specialization in ENERGY. The course provides an overall view of the energy field and pertinent global problems, reviews some of the thermodynamic basics in energy conversion, and presents the state-of-the-art technology for power generation and fuel processing.
ObjectiveIntroductory first course for the specialization in ENERGY. The course provides an overall view of the energy field and pertinent global problems, reviews some of the thermodynamic basics in energy conversion, and presents the state-of-the-art technology for power generation and fuel processing.
ContentWorld primary energy resources and use: fossil fuels, renewable energies, nuclear energy; present situation, trends, and future developments. Sustainable energy system and environmental impact of energy conversion and use: energy, economy and society. Electric power and the electricity economy worldwide and in Switzerland; production, consumption, alternatives. The electric power distribution system. Renewable energy and power: available techniques and their potential. Cost of electricity. Conventional power plants and their cycles; state-of-the -art and advanced cycles. Combined cycles and cogeneration; environmental benefits. Solar thermal power generation and solar photovoltaics. Hydrogen as energy carrier. Fuel cells: characteristics, fuel reforming and combined cycles. Nuclear power plant technology.
Lecture notesVorlesungsunterlagen werden verteilt
151-0966-00LIntroduction to Quantum Mechanics for EngineersW4 credits2V + 2UD. J. Norris
AbstractThis course provides fundamental knowledge in the principles of quantum mechanics and connects it to applications in engineering.
ObjectiveTo work effectively in many areas of modern engineering, such as renewable energy and nanotechnology, students must possess a basic understanding of quantum mechanics. The aim of this course is to provide this knowledge while making connections to applications of relevancy to engineers. After completing this course, students will understand the basic postulates of quantum mechanics and be able to apply mathematical methods for solving various problems including atoms, molecules, and solids. Additional examples from engineering disciplines will also be integrated.
ContentFundamentals of Quantum Mechanics
- Historical Perspective
- Schrödinger Equation
- Postulates of Quantum Mechanics
- Operators
- Harmonic Oscillator
- Hydrogen atom
- Multielectron Atoms
- Crystalline Systems
- Spectroscopy
- Approximation Methods
- Applications in Engineering
Lecture notesClass Notes and Handouts
LiteratureText: David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd Edition, Pearson International Edition.
Prerequisites / NoticeAnalysis III, Mechanics III, Physics I, Linear Algebra II
151-0135-00LAdditional Case for the Focus Specialization Restricted registration - show details
Exclusive for D-MAVT Bachelor's students in Focus Specialization.
For enrollment, please contact the D-MAVT Student Administration.
W1 credit2AProfessors
AbstractIndependent studies on a defined field within the selected Focus Specialization.
ObjectiveIndependent studies on a defined field within the selected Focus Specialization.
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