Advanced Energy Engineering

Module Title Advanced Energy Engineering
Module Type E
CompetencyUnderstanding the radiative properties of the thermal system
Courses Title Teaching Method SWS Credits Performance requirements/Examination
 Applied Heat Transfer
lecture, exercise 3 3
  • midterm assignments (1/3)
  • final exam (2/3)
Advanced Fluid Mechanics lecture, exercise 3 3
  • midterm assignments (1/3)
  • final exam (2/3)
Semester winter
Responsible El Alimi
Site Monastir
Lecturer(s) Abdelmajid Jemni
Naceur Borgini
Naoual Daouas
Maher Ben Chiekh
Ameni Mokni
Language English
Workload 90 hours course attendance
60 hours self-study
Credits 6
Recommended Qualifications -
Learning Outcomes a) Applied Heat Transfer
After the successful participation in the course Applied Heat Transfer the students are able to:
  • evaluate the radiative exchange in a thermal system; understand the effect of radiative properties, geometry and arrangement of surfaces on the involved radiative fluxes; size and choose different types of heat exchange and determinethe thermal loads of the premises.
b) Advanced Fluid Mechanics
After the successful participation in the course Advanced Fluid Mechanics the students are able to:
  • calculate and size different elements of a hydraulic system
  • study the forces and the resulting motions of the objects through the air.
Contents a) Applied Heat Transfer
  • Heat radiation: introduction to thermal radiation; blackbody radiation; radiative properties of real surfaces; radiative exchange between surfaces; radiationthrough a semi-transparent medium.
  • Heat exchangers: classification of heat exchangers; thermal design methods of heat exchangers; tubular heat exchangers: double-pipe, shell and tube exchangers; plate heat exchangers; heat exchangers with finned surfaces; heat exchangers with phase change (condenser boiler and evaporator); design andsimulation of heat exchangers using the calculation codes (HTFS,.. etc.).
  • Thermal building: concept of thermal comfort; steady-state calculation of the building load; load in winter mode (losses surface and thermal bridges, internal intakes losses by infiltration and air change, solar contributions); load in summer mode (losses surface and thermal bridges, internal intakes losses by infiltrationand air change, solar contributions); transient modelling.
b) Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • Hydraulics: hydraulic basics and systems; pumps; hydraulic actuators; valves; circuit diagrams and troubleshooting; electrical devices (troubleshooting andsafety).
  • Aerodynamics.
  • Lift: balloons (Buoyancy and Archimedes); airplanes (airfoils and Bernoulli).
  • Drag: profile drag; induced drag; effects of airfoil geometry on lift and drag.
Media Black board and beamer; introductory class meetings, power point presentations, discussions, practical exercises, case studies in groups; formal & interactive.
  • CENGEL Y.A. Heat Transfer: Practical Approach, McGraw-Hill, 1997
  • HOLMAN J.P. Heat Transfer, McGraw-Hill, Inc.,1990
  • OZISIK M.N. Radiative Transfer, John Wiley & Sons, 1973
  • E.L. Houghton, P.W. Carpenter, Steven H. Collicott, Daniel T. Valentine; Aerodynamics for Engineering Students
  • F. Brater, W. King, E. Lindell, Y. Wei, Handbook of Hydraulics, McGraw-Hill