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Course Description

Course Description for Department of Alternative Energy Technology

 

 

Course No.

Course Title

Cr. H.

Prerequisite

Course Description

615211

principles of Electric

Circuits

2+1

Applied Physics (2)

Definitions, Basic Concepts; Charge, Current, Voltage, Power, Energy. Circuit Elements Kirchhoff’s laws. Mesh and Nodal Circuit Analysis. Network Theorems (Thevenin, Norton, and superposition). Introduction to AC Circuits.

Experimental work: DC current circuits, Kirchhoff’s laws, networks theorems, power measurement

615313

Electric Machines

2+1

principles of Electric

Circuits

Single phase and three phase Induction motors, Single phase and three phase Transformers. AC Generators. Three-Phase Synchronous Generators. AC Series Motor. Repulsion Motor.

Experimental work: DC transformers, generators and motors. Single phase and three phase Synchronous motors and generators. AC Series Motors.

615311

Instrumentation and Measurement

2+1

Principles of electronic circuits

Applications of Electrical and Mechanical Sensors. Data Acquisition and Applications of Logic Controllers in Power Systems. Identify the Physical Information Needed to Control and Record Data. Methods of Calibration and Correction.

Experiments on: Oscillations. Measurement of Ground Resistance. Data Acquisition. Signal Generators. Overlap and Isolation. Open and Closed-Circuit Systems. Speed feedback on system Performance. Frequency Response Measurements.

615312

Automatic Control Systems

2

Instrumentation and Measurement

Introduction to Feedback Systems. Review of System Equations. Block Diagram and Signal Flow Graphs. Time Response of Systems and Closed Loop Performance. Routh's Stability Criterion. The Root Locus Method. Frequency Methods. Compensation Techniques. Introduction to Sampled Control Systems. Computer Control Systems.

615212

Principles of electronic circuits

2+1

principles of Electric

Circuits

Semiconductor Circuit Analysis. Full Wave and Half Wave Semiconductor Diodes Rectifiers. Zener Diodes, Clippers, Clampers. Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT), Biasing Circuits. Common Emitter Amplifier. Common Collector Amplifier. Common Base Amplifier. Design of BJT Amplifier. Field Effect Transistor (FET): JFET & MOSFET. JFET Amplifiers. Design of JFET Amplifier. Introduction to OP-AMP & Its Applications.

Experimentation on:

615221

Statics

2

Applied Physics (1)

Introduction to Mechanics of Rigid Bodies. Basic Principles in Forces and Vectors Analysis, forces Systems, Equivalent forces Systems, Static Equilibrium, Simple Structures Analysis, Friction, Geometric Properties, Centroids and Moments of Inertia.

615222

Dynamics

2

Statics

Kinematics of Particles. Rectilinear and Curvilinear Motion in Various Coordinate Systems. Kinetics of Particles. Newton’s Second Law. Central Force Motion. Work-Energy Equation. Principle of Impulse and Momentum. Impact, Conservation of Energy and Momentum. Application to a System of Particles. Kinematics of Rigid Bodies. Relative Velocity and Acceleration. Instantaneous Center, Analysis in Terms of a Parameter. Plane Kinetics of Rigid Bodies with Application of Newton’s Second Law. Energy and Impulse-Momentum. Vibrations.

615223

Fluid Mechanics

2

Calculus II

Hydrostatics, steady and unsteady flow, continuity equation, ideal uncompressed flow, one dimensional Euler’s and Bernoulli’s Equations. Energy equation, Momentum Principle. Dimensional Analysis, Introduction to Boundary Layer Theory. Flow in Conduits, Frictional and Minor Losses in Piping Systems.

615224

Thermodynamics

2

Fluid Mechanics

Thermodynamic Concepts and Definitions. Pure Substances. The First and second laws of thermodynamics. Control volumes and cycles analysis.

615261

Thermo fluids lab

1

Thermodynamics

Experimentation on topics covered in the courses of heat transfer and fluid mechanics.

615321

Heat transfer

2

Thermodynamics

Introduction to Modes of Heat Transfer; One-Dimensional Steady State Conduction, Unsteady State Thermal Conduction. Lumped Heat Capacity System. Convection Heat Transfer. Empirical and Practical Relations for Convection Heat Transfer. Free Convection Heat Transfer. Condensation and Evaporation.  Introduction to Heat Exchangers. Introduction to Thermal Radiation.

615322

Strength of materials

2+1

Statics

The concept of Stresses and Strains. Stresses due to Axial Loading. Material Properties Obtained from Tensile Tests. Thermal Stresses. Elementary Theory of Torsion, Stresses in Beams Due to Bending, Shear and Combined Forces. Composite Beams, Combined Stresses. Deflection of Beams, Buckling of Columns.

615331

Internal and external combustion

2+1

Heat transfer

Steam power cycles. Types of internal combustion engines, spark ignition machines, Compression ignition engines, turbines and external compression engines, air pollution.

615314

Electrical power systems

2

Electrical machines

System representation, parts of power systems, generators, power transformers, transmission lines, failure analysis.

615332

Energy conversion

2

Electrical power systems

Energy forms, energy needs and energy available sources; such as Fossil Fuels, oil shale, hydrogen, hydroelectricity, biomass principles of nuclear energy, solar energy, wind, Geothermal, and Ocean. Conversion of chemical energy into thermal energy, conversion of thermal energy into mechanical and electrical energy using heat engines and electrical generators, energy conversion through fuel cells.

615431

Energy economics and management

2

Energy conversion

Principles of Energy Management. Energy Conservation. Energy Auditing and Analysis. Formulation of Energy Management Options. Economic Assessment and Conservation Technology of Energy. Energy Saving in Big Industries. Steam Generation. Electric and Distribution Energy Systems Management. Integral Planning for the Resources. Demand Management. Cogeneration. Total Power Schemes. Thermal Insulation. Energy Storage.

615432

Conventional energy problems and constraints

2

Energy conversion

Forms and availability of conventional energy, economic impacts of conventional energy sources, sustainability within conventional energy sources, transportation and distribution of conventional energy sources, environmental impacts of conventional energy.

615462

Modeling and simulation of energy systems lab.

1

Conventional energy problems and constraints

Experimentation on simulation definition, principles of physical systems; electrical, hydraulic, thermal, and mechanical. Simulation techniques using computers and simulation packages and their applications in conventional and alternative energy systems.

615333

Power plants

2

Electrical energy systems

Thermal cycles, steam generators, steam condensers, steam turbines. Load manipulation, economics of power plants.

615434

Energy environment impact

2

Internal and external combustion

Applications of Chemistry and Engineering Fundamentals to Understand Environmental Concepts Related to Human Activities. Mass and Energy Transfer. Environmental Chemistry for Water and Air Pollution. Pollution Management and Hazard Evaluation. Introduction to Chemical. Physical and Biological Related to Quality of Water. Air and Earth Environment. Parameters That Effect Energy Consumption and Building Utilization. Basic Resources and Utilization of Energy. Energy Conversions. Distribution and Utilization of Electricity and Heat. Environment Impact of Energy Technology.

615441

Nuclear Energy

2

Applied physics (2)

Introduction to nuclear energy and its use, environmental impact of nuclear energy, threats associated with the use of nuclear energy, measures and codes of nuclear energy utilization.

615442

Oil shale

2

Applied physics (2)

Introduction to oil shale, oil shale composition, types of oil shale, oil shale utilization methods, global potential of oil shale, ways of extraction, economic viability, environmental impact of oil shale utilization.

615341

Solar thermal energy

2

Heat transfer

Introduction to Solar Thermal Energy. Residential. Commercial and Industrial Applications. Solar Radiation. Heat Transfer. Plane and Concentrated Collectors. Water Heating Applications. Heating and Cooling the Buildings. Thermal Industrial Applications Water Desalination. Solar Thermal Energy System.

615342

Photovoltaics systems

2

Electrical power systems

Overview on functioning of the Photovoltaic principles. Stand alone and grid tied photovoltaic System. Cell as well as system efficiencies. Photovoltaic system components: Batteries, modules, charge controllers, power Factor. Power inverters.

615463

Alternative energy workshop (1)

1

Photovoltaic systems

PV modules installation of standalone and grid tied systems, balance of systems components, use of tools and test instruments for the installation of PV systems, PV system troubleshooting and maintenance procedures.

615464

Alternative energy workshop (2)

1

Solar thermal energy

Solar thermal energy systems installation, flat plate and concentrated solar thermal collectors, the application of water heating, space heating and cooling, thermal industrial processes, water desalination.

615444

Wind energy

2

Electrical machines

Historical Applications of Wind Energy. Basic Concepts of Wind Energy Converters.  Physical Principles of Wind Energy Conversion.  Types of wind turbines; verical and horizontal axis turbines. Aerodynamics of Turbines. Using Computer Software for Wind Energy Analysis.

615446

Bioenergy and waste management

2

Conventional energy sources

Introduction to Biomass Energy. Bioenergy systems. Organic Materials (Plants etc.). Biomass Energy. Waste power. Transfer of Solid Material into gas, Gas collection Technologies. Burning and Digestion of Wet Wastes.  Biomass as a Source of Renewable Energy.

615447

Rational use and conservation of energy

2

Energy conversion

Principles and techniques for rational use of energy, ways for energy consumption analysis, implementation of energy conservation measures; building insulation, double glazing windows, passive cooling systems.

615448

Other alternative and renewable energy systems

2

Department approval

Hydrogen and fuel cells, wasted heat, hydroelectric and wave energy, tidal energy.

615445

Hydro and geothermal energy

2

Thermodynamics

Introduction to Heat Transfer. Geothermal Resources. Heat Transfer Mechanisms. Different Heat Exchange Systems. Thermodynamics principles for Design and Control of Heating and Cooling Systems.

Fluids and Fluid Flow. Hydraulic and Air System Implementations. Installation and Modeling of Principles of Performance. Function and Applications of Hydraulic and Air Component, Valves, Cylinders and Pumps. Linear and Circular Motion Control Circuits. Design Principles and Implementation in Hydraulic and Air Systems. Systems and Devices of Hydraulic Energy Generation. The Transfer and Control of Energy. Drawing and Installation of Circuit and Hydraulic Systems. Performance Improvements for the Systems in Industrial Processes.

615480

Field training

0

90 credit hours

The Student must Spend Eight Weeks after Completing 90 Credit Hours in the Industry (Inside or Outside Jordan) Under the Supervision of a faculty Member in the Department. The Student is Required to Submit Periodic Reports, Final Reports and Final Exam. This will be in a separate semester that is not synchronized with the study

650481

Technological project (1)

1

90 credit hours

The Student Must be Associated with one or more Faculty Members from the Department where a Project is Assigned to him. The Student will Study the Project, analyze it and Submit a Proposal for its Implementation in the Next Stage.

650482

Technological project (2)

2

Technological project (1)

The Student Carries Out the Project Suggested by the department Based on the Results Obtained from Engineering Project (1).

615251

Drawing and read of engineering plans

2

Engineering drawing by computer

Principles, methods, and techniques for engineering plans drawing and reading. Bodies representation on plane surfaces, symbols drawing details.

615351

Professional safety

3

Drawing and read of engineering plans

Role of worker in economic development. Administrational hierarchy. Industrial accents management. Protection and safety equipment. Understanding and preventing fires. Electrical shocks and their treatment. Storage of chemical materials. Jordanian work law. Jordanian social security law.

615352

Material science

3

Strength of materials

Metal structures and crystallization, Materials used in engineering applications, Plastic deformation on the macro and micro-structure levels. Material failure, Heat treatment processes, Phase diagrams, Heat treatment of steel.

 

 

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