Undergraduate Course: Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering for Renewable Energy 3 (ELEE10022)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course will introduce fundamental concepts from mechanical engineering that will facilitate understanding and quantitative analysis of renewable energy systems. This will include concepts from the fields of dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid statics/dynamics as well as structural mechanics.
The course provides a grounding in key physical concepts and analytical methods to enable understanding of and quantitative analysis of renewable energy systems. Lecture material will cover:
- Thermodynamics and energy concepts;
- Newtonian Dynamics;
- Fluid statics and dynamics;
- Structural mechanics.
These are presented within the context of and applied to renewable energy systems
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering for Renewable Energy 3||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Have an appreciation of the role of key mechanical engineering concepts in the design and operation of renewable energy systems;
- Have a good knowledge of key concepts from dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid statics and dynamics and structural mechanics;
- Be able to perform calculations from these areas that facilitate the design and operation of renewable energy systems.
|The following references may be useful to students:|
1. Gere, J.M and Goodno, B.J. Mechanics of Materials, SI Edition, 7th edition, 2009, Cengage Learning, ISBN-13:978-0-495-43807-6.
2. Beer, F.P, Johnston, E.R and Dewolf, J.T. Mechanics of Materials, Fourth edition, 2006, McGraw Hill, ISBN 007-124999-0.
3. Philpot, T. A. Mechanics of Materials: An Integrated Learning System, 2011, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, ISBN 978-0-470-56514-8 (hardback).
4. J.L.Meriam and L.G. Kraige, 1993, Engineering mechanics, Dynamics, Vol.2, 3rd edition, John Wiley &Sons, Inc.
1. Douglas, J.F, Gasiorek, J.M, Swaffield, J.A and Jack L.B, 2005, Fluid Mechanics, Fifth Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall.
2. Irving Granet, 1996, Fluid mechanics, 4th Edition, Prentice Hill.
3. J.F.Douglas & R.D.Matthews, 1996, Solving problems in Fluid mechanics, Vol. 1 & II, 3rd edition, Longman Group limited.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr John Chick
Tel: (0131 6)50 5675
|Course secretary||Mrs Lynn Hughieson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687