# Physical Principles of Energy Technology

Structure Type: | Study unit |
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Code: | IITB4002 |

Type: | Compulsory / Basic Studies |

Curriculum: | IT 2016 |

Level: | Bachelor of Engineering |

Year of Study: | 3 (2018-2019) |

Credits: | 2 cr |

Responsible Teacher: | Mäkinen, Seppo |

Language of Instruction: | English |

## Courses During the Academic Year 2018-2019

Impl. | Group(s) | Study Time | Teacher(s) | Language | Enrolment |
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1 | I-IT-3N | 2019-01-07 – 2019-03-15 | Seppo Mäkinen | English | 2018-12-10 – 2019-01-14 |

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## Learning Outcomes

The course aims at understanding the physical foundation of different kinds of energy production technologies, including those of the future. The student will learn the laws of thermodynamics and the fundamentals of thermodynamic cycles, so that she will understand the principles of the most common combustion engines and heat pumps. The will also learn the operational principles of solar collectors and solar cells. In addition to theoretical studies, the student will learn how to make laboratory exercises related with energy technology. These will include thorough analysis and complete error calculations to the obtained results.

## Student's Workload

54 hours, which contains 28 h of scheduled contact studies.

The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

## Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Principles of Modern Physics.

## Contents

Combustion, thermal energy, temperature, pressure, wind energy and solar energy, basics of thermodynamics, thermodynamic cycles, 4-stroke engine.

## Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Material prepared by the teacher.

## Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

The relevant theories of physics, together with associated problems and applications, are studied on a course of lectures. In addition, the student will individually solve a number of given homework exercises. Students will also take part in laboratory measurements. The measurements are done in groups of 3 students.

## Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: The student knows all the quantities and units discussed on the course, and she understands how they are reltated with each other. The student is able to independently apply the natural laws discussed on the course while solving complicated problems related with the contents of the course.

Grade 3: The student knows most of the quantities and units discussed on the course, and she understands a significant amount of the relationships between them. The student is able to apply the natural laws discussed on the course while solving medium-level problems related with the contents of the course.

Grade 1: The student knows the most important quantities and units discussed on the course, and she understand the most important relationships between them. The student is able to apply the natural laws discussed on the course while solving basic problems related with the contents of the course.

## Assessment Methods

The assessment is based on an examination, homework exercises and laboratory work. A student must solve at least 25 % of the given homework exercises, and she must complete all the associated experiments in the laboratory of physics, as well as write two reports on the measurements.