Postgraduate Course: Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals of Renewable Energy (PGEE11023)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||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 structural mechanics, dynamics of mechanical systems, and fluid statics/dynamics.
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:
- Structural mechanics;
- Newtonian Dynamics;
- Fluid statics and dynamics.
These are presented within the context of and applied to renewable energy systems
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 7,
Formative Assessment Hours 2,
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)||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 an awareness and understanding of some of the challenges of power conversion from renewable energy sources.
- Have a good knowledge of key mechanical engineering concepts from structural mechanics, dynamics of mechanical systems, fluid statics and dynamics;
- Be able to perform calculations from these concepts 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||Mr James Foster
Tel: (0131 6)51 3562