2019-2020 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog
EGR 463 - Alternative Energy Systems and Applications
Introduction to the current issues of energy for sustainability. Principles of alternative and renewable energy sources including solar thermal, solar photovoltaic, wind, hydropower, biomass, geothermal, hydrogen, and nuclear energy. Fundamentals of combustion of hydrocarbon fuels and alternative fuels such as biofuels. Fuel cells and electrochemical energy storage units. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: EGR 360 or EGR 362, or permission of instructor. Admitted to mechanical, interdisciplinary, or product design and manufacturing engineering major.