Advanced Combustion and Process Systems

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved when studying the 2nd semester at the Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Engineering with specialisation in Process Engineering and Combustion Technology or similar

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Knowledge and understanding within advanced aspects of process and combustion systems
  • Knowledge about advanced models, tools and methods applied for process and combustion systems

Skills

  • Be able to select the most suitable scientific method to solve the problem from the range of different methods which can be used for the analysis, modelling and simulation of process and combustion systems
  • Be able to manage the problem based work and development process within the project theme and to communicate scientific results in a professional manner
  • Be able to independently define and analyse scientific problems within the topic of process and combustion, to propose and develop solutions for the present problem and to evaluate these solutions
  • Be able to independently continue own development in competence and specialisation
  • Be able to follow more sophisticated literature, or state-of-the-art, on CFD, turbulent flow and multiphase flow

Competences

  • Be able to select the most suitable scientific method to solve the problem from the range of different methods which can be used for the analysis, modelling and simulation of process and combustion systems
  • Be able to manage the problem based work and development process within the project theme and to communicate scientific results in a professional manner
  • Be able to independently define and analyse scientific problems within the topic of process and combustion, to propose and develop solutions for the present problem and to evaluate these solutions
  • Be able to independently continue own development in competence and specialisation
  • Be able to follow more sophisticated literature, or state-of-the-art, on CFD, turbulent flow and multiphase flow

Type of instruction

Problem based project oriented project work in groups. The project work must be documented by a scientific paper (max. 8 pages). If judged necessary, this paper may be accompanied by a project summary report. The project summary report should elaborate the project details and conclusions. The maximum length of the summary report (report without appendices) is 50 pages, and in addition the summary report should follow the rules as laid down by the Study Board of Energy in “Procedure for Project Work”, i.e. the total number of pages must not exceed 30 + 15 × number of students in the project group. The project should be based on a combustion or process system, or parts thereof, which involve the use of advanced analysis, simulation or experimental methods. The project should encompass a state-of-the-art analysis of the present system or process and be focused towards finding new insight into the topic. The project can be fully based on experimental work, fully on simulation models or both. The project should be based on an on-going research project at the department or at a commercial cooperation partner. Due to special technical or scientific documentation requirements, the student documents the project work in a project report, which can be prepared individually or in a group within the project theme; however the student’s special preferences for the semester must be approved by the Study Board in advance.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 20 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 600 hours for the student

Exam

Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • It is a pre-condition that the student has submitted a scientific article and presented the scientific article at the CES conference prior to the project examination. All group members must be present at the conference.

Exams

Name of examAdvanced Combustion and Process Systems
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
The project group should orally present the project work and scientific paper. The project group members will undergo an individual oral examination with internal adjudicator, based on the scientific paper and the project summary report.
ECTS20
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.
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Additional information

Project on 3rd Semester Process Engineering and Combustion Technology (PECT).

The student may follow a relevant study as a guest student (30 ECTS) at another university in Denmark or abroad, see details in Moodle. However, the student's special preferences for the semester must be approved by the Study Board in advance.

Facts about the module

Danish titleAvancerede forbrændings- og processystemer
Module codeN-SEE-K3-1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS20
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science