Combustion and/or Process Systems

2021/2022

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved when studying the 1st semester on 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

  • Have knowledge and understanding within process and/or combustion systems, their components and the interaction between these
  • Have knowledge about the design, modelling and optimisation of the individual components comprising process and/or combustion systems
  • Have knowledge and comprehension within the multiphase and chemical reaction aspects involved in process and/or combustion systems

Skills

  • Be able to judge the usefulness of different scientific methods used for the analysis, modelling and simulation of process and/or combustion systems
  • Be able to verify the analytical and numerical approaches by means of experimental data
  • Be able to manage the problem based work and development process within the project theme
  • Have an innovative and entrepreneurial behavior giving value for the developed system/apparatus
  • Be able to independently define and analyse scientific problems within the topic of process and/or combustion and to propose and develop solutions for the present problem
  • Be able to independently continue own development in competence and specialisation

Competences

  • Be able to judge the usefulness of different scientific methods used for the analysis, modelling and simulation of process and/or combustion systems
  • Be able to verify the analytical and numerical approaches by means of experimental data
  • Be able to manage the problem based work and development process within the project theme
  • Be able to independently define and analyse scientific problems within the topic of process and/or combustion and to propose and develop solutions for the present problem also with cooperation with external partners and as part of multidisciplinary projects
  • Be able to independently continue own development in competence and specialisation

Type of instruction

Problem based project organised work in groups. The students focus on proficient project leadership and management when finding their technical solution. The project can be made in cooperation with external partners and the project can be a disciplinary project, a cross disciplinary project or part of a multi-disciplinary project, where several groups from the department do different parts of a larger project. Finally, the project can also be part of a so-called MEGA project also in cooperation with industry, where several project groups from more departments are participating, each doing their part of the large project to find a total solution.

The project should be based on a combustion or process system which involves aspects of either multiphase flow and/or chemical reactions. The project should involve simulation of a combustion or process system or part thereof. Tools such as numerical optimisation, Computational Fluid Dynamics, process simulation or similar should by applied. The project could be based on a steady state process, operational variations or transient problems arising from start-up and shut down of combustion and/or process facilities. The results obtained from analysis, modelling or simulations should be attempted to be verified by laboratory experiments or existing process data from a plant.

A workshop “PBL competence profile” to make an individual PBL competence profile is offered during the semester. More information can be found at www.ucpbl.net/education-courses/.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 450 hours for the student

Exam

Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • An approved PBL competency profile is a prerequisite for participation in the project exam.

Exams

Name of examCombustion and/or Process Systems
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS15
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Project on 2nd Semester Process Engineering and Combustion Technology (PECT).

Facts about the module

Danish titleForbrændings- og/eller processystemer
Module codeN-SEE-K2-1A
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS15
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
DepartmentDepartment of Energy Technology
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science