Fundamentals of Energy Engineering (2L/1E) (Bachelor)
*This course is offered only in German.
Instructor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Daniel Schröder, Dr. Katja Kretschmer
The students gain in depth knowledge about different types of energy as well as renewable and conventional energy sources. They can set up balance equations for energy conversion processes and obtain basic knowledge about processes for the conversion of physical, chemical, mechanical, and thermal energy. Furthermore, the students know how to select appropriate energy conversion technologies for given conditions, how to combine components to systems such as power plants, and how to model such systems.
Types of energy and technical ways of energy conversion
Energy sources and energy storages
Balancing of energy conversion processes
Chemical and electrochemical energy conversion (combustion, gasification, fuel cells, batteries)
Thermal energy conversion (heat transfer, geothermal energy conversion and solar thermal energy conversion)
Mechanical energy conversion (compression/expansion, water and wind energy)
Physical energy conversion (photovoltaic, thermoelectric, and nuclear energy conversion)
Energy systems and cyclic processes (conventional and renewable energy systems)
Exercise: Exercises cover examples from energy storage and conversion, and heat and mass balances of processes.
Instructor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. J. Friedrichs (IFAS), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Daniel Schröder
The student gains knowlegde of basic structures, terminologies and methods in control analysis. With the aid of Laplace transformation, transfer function, frequency response, stability criteria, and state space representation, the student learns how to set up equations for control structures, linear systems in the time and frequency domain and the overall control configuration. Therefore, the students gain a working knowledge of the classical description of continuous and discrete time and frequency domains and how to transform from one domain to the other. With these basics the student can abstract and treat versatile problems from the discipline of control engineering. The control engineering and the tasks will be in the context of design of production processes, process optimization, and process control synthesis and are understood by the students from this point of view.
Lecture: Basics of control engineering, basic properties of dynamic systems, open and closed-loop control; system description with mathematical models, mathematical methods for analysis of linear ODEs; linear and non-linear systems; representation in frequency and time domain; Laplace-transformation; transfer function, impulse and step response, frequency response; state space description of linear and non-linear systems; control loop, stability of control systems, controllability, observability, system identification; process for control design; simultaneous control design and process optimization.
Exercise: Deepen understanding of the theoretical foundations by applying to examples from energy, process and bioprocess engineering; independent application of learned methods using Matlab and Simulink.
Interdisciplinary Research module for Batteries (Master)
*This course is offered only in German.
Instructor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Daniel Schröder, Prof. Dr. -Ing. J. Köhler, Prof. Dr. -Ing. A. Kwade
Students get to know the manufacturing process of Lithium-Ion batteries in detail. Based on experiments and simulations they gain knowledge about properties and functionality of batteries. Furthermore, the students improve their skills in communication, team work, scientific language and practical work.
The research module imparts a deeper understanding of processes in chemical and energy engineering. The theoretical background and the practical implementation are treated by studying the manufacturing process of battery cells as well as the experimental characterization and simulation of these. The module is divided into three parts: At the iPAT, electrodes for battery cells are produced, characterized and then assembled into laboratory cells. At the InES, the cells are characterized by experiments and simulations. Based on the results, simulated experimental analysis of the thermal behaviour are carried out at the IfT.
Registration period: from now per E-Mail at h.karaki[at]tu-braunschweig.de Briefing: approx. calendar week 17 Internship dates: tba Rough planning: approx.. calendar week 22-24. Detailed planning in the briefing.
Submission of the protocols will be discussed during the Briefing. Registration takes place with the above-mentioned contact person by E-Mail after the publication of the dates for the upcoming semester. For the Registration you will need the following information:
The module in StudIP is protected by password. The Passwort will be sent to the registered participants per E-Mail.
The module is offered during the Summer- and the Wintersemester. It lasts around one and a half Weeks. In every semester there are 12 slots (3 gropus each 4 persons) available for students. The final dates for the laboratories will be announced during the briefing.
Instructor: Prof. Dr. -Ing. J. Friedrichs, Prof. Dr. Stefanie Kroker, Prof. Dr.-Ing. DanielSchröder, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Engel
The students know the basics of regenerative energy technologies and are able to compare and to estimate their efficiencies and development potentials. Besides, they are able to analyze present systems and to design simple ones.
Overview of forms and extent of renewable energies
Biomass and fuel cells
Thermal solar energy for space heating and hot water production