Students will learn broad perspectives of energy supply systems. The course will cover the following fields: petroleum engineering, hydrogen energy, nuclear power plants, solar cells, biomass energy, distributed energy grid, and power grid.
The goal of this class is to obtain deep understandings of the broad perspectives of energy supply systems.
petroleum engineering, hydrogen energy, nuclear power generation, solar cells, biomass energy, distributed energy grid, electric power system
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
In the first class, the overview of the lecture is explained. The order of lecture will be given by the OCW.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Prof. Tetsuya Suekane, Department of Mechanical Engineering. Introductive talk on the energy systems.||Explain the relation between the fundamental thermo-physics and energy systems.|
|Class 2||Prof. Akira Yamada, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, School of Engineering, “Photovoltaic power system”: Photovoltaics is one of renewable energies, and the following topics will be covered in the lecture: the outline of photovoltaic power system, its importance, and its future.||Explain a photovoltaic power system.|
|Class 3||Prof. Kenichi Kawabe, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, School of Engineering, “Electric power system”; The outline of an electric power system is lectured with emphasis on its inherent features as an energy system. Challenges in the system due to high penetration of renewable energy sources are also discussed in the lecture.||Explain an electric power system.|
|Class 4||Prof. Toru Obara, Laboratory for Zero-Carbon Energy, Institute of Innovative Research, "Nuclear Power Generation and Nuclear Fuel Cycle": The outline of nuclear power generation system and the nuclear fuel cycle, which is the flow of material for the system, is lectured. The class aims to deepen the understanding of characteristics of nuclear power generation.||Explain nuclear power generation and nuclear fuel cycle.|
|Class 5||Prof. Koji Tokimatsu, Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering, School of Environment and Society "Technologies for Conversion of Biomass/Waste into Energy are explained, with relationships between Biomass/Waste and hydrocarbon (coal) and energy systems in society.||Explain technologies for conversion of waste and biomass into green products.|
|Class 6||Prof. Junichiro Otomo, Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering, School of Environment and Society, “Innovation and dissemination strategies for renewable energy and hydrogen utilization technologies” Reduction of carbon dioxide emission is required to reduce the risk of climate change. This lecture will explain the requirements and evaluation methods for technological innovation and promotion of dissemination of renewable energy and hydrogen energy.||Explain renewable energy and hydrogen energy.|
|Class 7||Prof. Tetsuya Suekane, Department of Mechanical Engineering. "Hydrocarbon resources": This lecture introduces resource exploration including the origin of fossil fuels, production processes including enhanced oil recovery, and economical aspects of hydrocarbon resources including Mckelvey chart and peak oil.||Explain hydrocarbon resources.|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Distributed materials in the classes
Evaluation will be based on a reporting assignment or quiz which is assigned during the classes. Details will be explained in the first lecture.