Current and near-term energy sources, including coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear fission, hydroelectric, oil shale and refuse. Description of contemporary methods of energy conversion including conventional utility power plants and nuclear power plants. Introduction to direct energy conversion; magnetohydrodynamics, fuel cells, thermionic and thermoelectric. Design of the thermodynamic operation of a steam power plant.
Same as ME 231
3 credits. Prerequisite: ESC 330 or Ch 160 or permission of instructor
Course Code: EID 231