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Renewable Energy Engineering (M.Sc. & Ph.D. Program)

Rationale for the New Curriculum: The world is undergoing a smooth but rapid transition from producing power from fossil fuels – which are quickly depleting and pose serious environmental threats – to more abundantly available Renewable Energy resource, to fulfill its ever growing energy demand. These sources are not only interminable, but are also environment friendly. These sources provide opportunity for promoting distributed power generation to avoid power transmission and distribution losses and other associated complexities. Furthermore, these sources are turning out to be more economical, and in many instances the costs of power generation from these sources is cheaper compared to that from the conventional sources. Therefore, it is the need of the hour to develop competent and knowledgeable human resource to take up the transition challenges and fulfill the emerging market demands for skilled workforce in these areas. Pakistan is blessed with abundant solar, wind, hyrdo and biomass resource, and thus it can easily fulfill its growing energy demands if these sources are properly harnessed. With these objectives in mind, USPCAS-E UET Peshawar would like to commence Master and Ph.D. programs in Renewable Energy Engineering as per the course curriculum below.

Objectives:

The objectives of the Renewable Energy Engineering program is to develop capacity building in a rapidly developing knowledge bank for addressing the ever rising demand for energy through modern renewable technologies. This objective is to be achieved through continuously updating the course curriculum of the program to ensure relevance to the latest market demands and generation of new technologies, as well as encouraging professional growth and development of the students and researchers. The program is designed to satisfy the growing market demand for skilled manpower in the new, clean and economical energy sources.

Students completing a major in Renewable Energy Engineering will acquire a respectable background in the various renewable energy technologies that include wind, solar thermal, solar PV, biomass and micro-hydro sources. They will become aware about the huge potentials that these sources offer to the energy mix of Pakistan, and the important role their large scale dissemination can play in mitigating the current environmental threats. Pakistan is an energy starved country but possess renewable resources that can provide several hundred times more energy than its current demand. Further, the recent decline in energy prices from these sources have brought them to the forefronts of the global energy supply schemes, while they offer energy self-sufficiency to most of the countries.

The following courses are carefully designed to cover the broad spectrum of renewable energy systems that includes detailed study of each of the sources, as well as energy policy, energy systems management, energy systems maintenance, energy audit, energy storage, energy and environment, energy quality, system reliability and energy economics. In addition, courses are included which will provide a comprehensive in-depth insight into the operation and performance of power systems. The course work will be supplemented by well-equipped laboratories and workshop.

Outcomes:

  1. Graduates will be able to apply the knowledge and principles of renewable energy engineering and use appropriate technologies for the betterment of the society.
  2. Recognize international and national issues related to global warming and environmental degradation, in respect of energy generation and consumption.
  3. Solve problems by thinking critically, creatively and reflectively and communicate solutions in an effective manner.
  4. Apply the science and engineering principles for solving the energy related issues specific to Pakistan and other developing countries.
  5. Select and apply appropriate techniques, resources and modern engineering tools, including prediction and modeling, to design, analyze and experimentally verify the renewable energy systems and their components output.
  6. Apply international standards, practices and conventions appropriate to energy policies, like Kyoto protocol and Paris agreements.
  7. Understand the impact of renewable energy solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development.

Curriculum Map (M.Sc. Program):

Focus Areas

Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Wind, Biomass, Hydro, Geothermal, Renewable Energy Policy, Electrical Systems, Energy Management, Energy Materials, Environmental Impacts, Fuel Cells, Energy Storage

 

Criteria and Requirements

Eligibility Criteria:

  • B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering
  • B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering
  • B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering
  • B.Sc. in Mechatronics Engineering
  • B.Sc. in Material Engineering
  • B.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering
  • Or any other relevant B.Sc. Engineering degree

Degree Requirement: MS Program would comprise of 32 Credit Hours in both Core and Elective Courses, as well as the thesis, as follows:

  • Core Courses: 12 credits
  • Elective Courses: 14 credits
  • Thesis: 6 credits

Curriculum Map (Ph.D. Program):

Focus Areas

Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Wind, Biomass, Hydro, Geothermal, Renewable Energy Policy, Electrical Systems, Energy Management, Energy Materials, Environmental Impacts, Fuel Cells, Energy Storage

Criteria and Requirements

Eligibility Criteria:

  • MS. in Mechanical Engineering
  • MS. in Chemical Engineering
  • MS. in Electrical Engineering
  • MS. in Mechatronics Engineering
  • MS. in Material Engineering
  • MS. in Renewable Energy Engineering
  • MS. in Agricultural Engineering
  • Or any other relevant M.S./ M.Phil Engineering degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.0

Degree Requirement: Ph.D. Program would comprise of at least 54 credit hours, out of which at least 18 credit hours should be in the form of course work with a minimum CGPA of 3.3. This will be followed by a comprehensive examination along with thesis defense. The minimum time for the award of Ph.D. degree will be three years for full time students and four years for part time students, who must register as full time students for at least two years. All other existing rules of UET-Peshawar will be followed in this regard. The following breakup of credit hours will be used:

  • Core Courses: 12 credits
  • Elective Courses: 6 credits
  • Thesis: 36 credits

Core Courses

12 Core Course credits required by all students enrolled in the Program.

Course Codes

Title

Credit Hours

CAS-REE 501

Renewable Energy Technologies

3

CAS-REE 502

National/Provincial Energy Policies, Supply/Demand & Planning

3

CAS-REE 503

Management of Technology & Innovation

3

CAS-REE 504

Power Electronics and Machines

3

 

Elective Course Options

14 Credit Hours required. Students to select 5 courses from this list.

Course Codes

Title

Credit Hours

Technical Electives

   

CAS-REE 507

CFD for Renewable Energy

 

CAS-REE 508

Wind Energy Engineering

3

CAS-REE 509

Solar Thermal Energy

3

CAS-REE 510

Hydro Power Engineering

3

CAS-REE 511

Biomass Technologies

3

CAS-REE 512

Geothermal Engineering

3

CAS-REE 515

Applied Photovoltaics Engineering

3

CAS-REE 516

Renewable Energy Mega Power plants

3

CAS-REE 517

Advanced topics in Renewable Energy

3

CAS- REE 518

Electrical and Optical Properties of Materials

3

CAS- REE 519

Materials Characterization Techniques

3

CAS- REE 520

Advanced Topics in Energy Storage and Conversion

3

CAS- REE 521

Advanced Materials for Renewable Energy Systems

3

CAS- REE 522

Operation & Maintenance of Renewable Energy Systems

3

     

Non-Technical Electives

   
   

3

CAS-EP 520

Research Methodology

2

CAS-REE 526

Risk and Reliability Engineering

3

CAS-REE 527

Energy Quality management and Standards

3

CAS-REE 528

Energy Audit and Planning

3

CAS-REE 529

Environment Impact assessment for Energy Systems

3

CAS-REE 530

Development & Evaluation of Renewable Energy Projects

3

     

Thesis Project

   

CAS-REE 599

TBD (for M.S.)

6

CAS-REE 699

TBD (for Ph.D.)

36

 

Catalog Course Descriptions:

MS in Renewable Energy Engineering (REE)

Core Courses

Course Code

Title

Credit Hours

   

CAS-REE 501

Renewable Energy Technologies

3

   

Course Objectives: Main objectives of this course include:

 

· To impart an understanding of the potential, challenges and opportunities, amongst the students, regarding the rapid global integration of renewable energy systems into the energy mix.

· To enable the students to grasp the basic technical concepts related to each of the major renewable energy harnessing method

· To generate awareness amongst the students regarding the local and global environmental degradation due to increasing global population and standards of living, with particular reference to Pakistan, and their mitigation through adopting the renewable energy

 

Overview of Energy Use and Related Issues, Global Climate Change Issues and Responses, Sustainability, Energy and Clean Technologies in Context, Electric Power Systems and Requirements for Success, Historical Factor and Prospects for Change in the Electrical Power Grid, Carbon Limitation Policy Options, Wind Power, Current Energy Policy, Wind Energy Technology and Offshore Wind Projects, Electricity Generation Alternatives, Geothermal Energy, Solar Photovoltaic Energy, Solar Thermal Energy, Biomass Energy, Biomass Conversion to Liquid Fuels, Hydropower, Lifecycle Analysis Biomass energy Conversion, Electromagnetic energy , Biocatalytic conversion, Electro-chemical Energy Conversion, New energy technologies (Ocean Energy, Ocean Energy Potential against Wind and Solar, Wave Energy Devices, Tidal Energy Technologies, Osmotic Power, Salinity grid Energy, Renewable Energy Generation at all scales

Recommended Text:

· Renewable Energy Resources, by John Twidell & Tony Wier; Taylor & Francis

· Power From The Sun, by William B. Stine and Michael Geyer

· Wind Turbine Engineering Design, by David M. Eggleston, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company NY

Outcomes: On successful completion of this study the student should be able to:

· Assess the current and potential future renewable energy systems, covering resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use, with emphasis on meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner

· Understand the underlying technologies in different renewable energy systems and their attributes within a framework that aids in evaluation and analysis of energy technology systems in the context of political, social, economic, and environmental goals.

· Asses the risks, costs and benefits of different renewable energy technologies with respect to their potential and available technologies for their harnessing with special reference to Pakistan

 

Course Code

Title

Credit Hours

   

 

CAS-REE 502

National/Provincial Energy Policies, Supply/Demand & Planning

3

   

Course objectives:

· Understand the importance of energy sector in the development of country

· Understand the concept of energy policy,Energy Reserves,

· Analyze the supply Scenarios, Imports, Energy

· Make a Comparison of Efficiency and Demand Side.

Topics include (a) demand side planning (methods of demand projection, demand management and fuel substitutions), (b) supply side planning (methods of estimation of energy supplies from indigenous resources, supply side policies and strategies etc.) (c) Financial planning (assessment of quantum of financial resources required and affordability of the investment including (macro and micro economic impacts, mobilization of financial resources including from private sector). New modern approaches like the Shale boom, exploitation of Marginal & low economic resources with ultimate energy sources will be deliberated to bring these into the main stream. Global, regional, national and provincial supply/demand scenarios will be developed. The course shall include Case Study for Provincial Setup, capacity building, infrastructure, status, policy regimes, international geopolitical energy scenario & market covering

Recommended Text:

· Global Energy Assessment: Toward a Sustainable Future, By GEA Writing Team, Cambridge University Press.(2012).

· Power for the World: The Emergence of Electricity from the Sun,Wolfgang PalzPan Stanford Publishing, 2010.

· Introduction to Energy Analysis,Kornelis Blok, Evert Nieuwlaar, Routledge, 2016.

· Energy Policy Planning,B. A. Bayraktar, Springer Science & Business Media, 2012

Course outcomes:

· Should be able to conclude the net energy demand and supply statistics of National and regional needs

· Should be able to draft a set of SOP,s and policy updates required by the national or provincial authorities time to time.

 

Course Code

Title

Credit Hours

   

 

CAS-REE 503

Management of Technology & Innovation

3

   

Course Objectives:

 

Project management (Scope definition, Planning and Scheduling, Critical path analysis), People management (Understanding yourself, Understanding other people, Working in teams, Dealing with conflicts), Marketing (Marketing technology, Selling technology, Market segmentation), Negotiation (Preparation for negotiations, Negotiation process, Win-win Solutions), New product development (Commercializing technology, Market drivers, Time to market, Focusing technology, Concerns), Presentation skills (Understanding your audience, Focusing your message, Successful presentations, Getting your message across), Finance (Profit and loss accounts, Balance sheets, Cash flow forecasting, Project appraisal), Business game (Working in teams (companies), students will set up and run a technology company and make decisions on investment, R&D funding, operations, marketing and sales strategy), Innovative Financial & Enterprise Models for Renewable Energy Systems, Management of innovation Component

Recommended Text:

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Course Outcomes:

 

 

Course Code

Title

Credit Hours

   

 

CAS-REE 504

Power Electronics and Machines

3

   

Course Objectives: The main aim of this course is to

· Develop an understanding of the fundamental principles of the power electronics, and proficiency in applying the principles to analyze power converters.

· To impart peripheral knowledge of distributed generation technologies and power distribution systems.

Fundamentals of Electromagnetism and Electric Power Conversion, Transformer Operations, DC Machines - motors, generators & control, AC Machines - synchronous & asynchronous, Overview of semiconductor switches - Diodes, IGBTs, MOSFETs, Boost/buck converters - operation, control and design, Multi-phase converters - operation, control and design, Switching strategies of converters, Wind generator systems: General types of electric machines. Converter types and configurations, Photovoltaic generators, PV configurations and integration, Generation Control of Isolated Power systems, Protection systems, Stability and dynamics analysis with the application of FACTS devices, Distributed Generation & Micro-Grids

Recommended Text:

· Power Electronics: Converters, Applications and Design," N. Mohan, T.M. Undeland, W.P. Robbins, Wiley, 3rd ed., 2003

· Electric Machinery Fundamentals,”,Stephen J. Chapman, McGraw Hill, 5th ed. 2014

· Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems,” Gilbert M. Masters, Wiley, 2004

· Integration of Distributed Generation in the Power System,” Math H. Bollen, Fainan Hassan.

Outcomes: On successful completion of this study the student should be able to understand:

· Role of power electronics and machines in renewable energy systems

· Distributed generation technologies and operational characteristics.

· Integration of distributed generation technologies.

Technical Electives

Course Code

Title

Credit Hours

   

CAS-REE 507

CFD for Renewable Energy

3

   

Course Objectives: Main objectives of this course include:

· To impart the students the capability to model the renewable energy systems, such as wind, CSP and tidal power, using the underlying governing mathematical equations

· To provide capability to solve the mathematical models on computers using relevant software and be able to predict the system performance under a wide range of real life conditions

 

Course Contents: The physics of thermo-fluids. Governing equations (continuity, momentum, and energy and species conservation) and state of the art Computational Fluid Dynamics including modeling, grid generation, simulation, and high performance computing. Specification for a CFD simulation exercise, Requirements for accurate analysis and validation for multi scale problems, Introduction to Turbulence and turbulent flows, Traditional and Advanced Turbulence Modeling, Introduction to Reynolds-averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) simulations and large-eddy simulation (LES), Renewable energy problems will be solved employing the widely-used industrial flow solver software FLUENT.

Recommended Text:

· Computational Fluid Dynamics- An Introduction: Edited by John Wendt, Springer

· Computational Fluid Dynamics – The Basics with Applications: by John Anderson, Springer

Outcomes: On successful completion of this study the student should be able to:

  • Assemble and evaluate the different components of the CFD process
  • Explain the governing equations for fluid flows and how to solve them computationally
  • Appreciate a wide range of applications using CFD
  • Compare and contrast various methods for simulating turbulent flows applicable to renewable energy engineering, especially offshore renewable energy applications such as wind turbines and tidal turbines
  • Set up simulations and evaluate a practical problem using a commercial CFD package.

 

Course Code

Title

Credit Hours

   

 

CAS-REE 508

Wind Energy Engineering

3

   

Course Objectives: The main aim of this course is to

· Impart the students the ability to understand the power potential in wind subject to different geographical locations

· Be able to design wind energy systems subject to specific wind profiles

· Be able to analyze the financial implications of large and small wind power systems

· Be able to understand the issues involved with grid integration of large wind power plants

Historical uses of wind, Horizontal and Vertical axis wind turbines, Innovative wind turbines, Wind farms, Wind Characteristics, Meteorology of wind, Weibull statistics model, Wind Measurements, Wind Turbine Power, Energy, Torque, Blade aerodynamics, Transmission and generator efficiencies, Energy production and capacity factor, Turbine shaft power and torque at fixed and variable speeds, Wind turbine mathematical models, Mechanical components of wind turbines - Rotor, Blade, The Hub, Drive train, Couplings, Gearbox, Brakes, Yaw system, Main frame and nacelle, Tower, Mechanical Aerodynamic and Electrical subsystem, Pitch subsystem, Power quality, Turbine modes of operation, Turbine control strategies, Grid Integration of offshore wind farms, HVAC, Economics and Environmental Aspects of Wind Systems.

Recommended Text:

· Wind Turbine Engineering Design, by David M. Eggleston, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company NY

· Wind Energy Handbook by Tony Burten Tony Burton, David Sharpe, Nick Jenkins and Ervin Bossanyi / John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

Course Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to

· Understand the basic differences between different types of wind power systems

· Design small wind power systems and appreciate the underlying complexities

· Analyze the wind profile of a particular place and determine its commercial potential

 

Course Code

Title

Credit Hours

   

 

CAS-REE 509

Solar Thermal Energy

3

   

Course Objectives: The main aim of this course is to

· Impart the students the capability to understand the various technical issues related to different forms of solar energy

· Make informed judgments for the installation of solar thermal power systems

· Develop the capability to design new solar power harnessing technologies

· Understand the issues and their current solutions for large and small scale solar energy storage

The Solar Resource, Solar Radiation Data Bases, Analytical Models of Solar Irradiance, Collecting Solar Energy, Solar Energy System Design, The Solar Energy Conversion System, Economic and Environmental Considerations, Thermal collector capture and loss mechanisms, Models of collector performance, Flat-plate collectors, Parabolic troughs, Parabolic dish and central receivers, Photovoltaic collectors, Evacuated tube collectors, Solar ponds, Concentrator Optics, Ray Trace Diagrams, Mirrors, Lenses, Reflection and Antireflection Coatings, Fresnel Lens Optics, Receiver Design, Central Receiver Systems, System Description, System Thermal Performance, Energy Losses, Energy Storage, Sensible Heat Storage, Solar Considerations, Rankine Power Cycles, Stirling Cycle Engines, Brayton Cycle Engines, Solar Combined with Fossil Fuel Power Cycles.

Recommended Text:

· Power From The Sun, by William B. Stine and Michael Geyer

· Solar Energy Engineering: Processes and Systems: by Soteris Kalogirou

Course Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to

· Make informed decisions regarding the installation of different solar thermal power systems

· Appreciate the cost effectiveness and environment friendliness of the various solar energy technologies

· Understand the science behind the various solar thermal power harnessing technologies and be able to contribute to the development of new concepts

 

Course Code

Title

Credit Hours

   

 

CAS-REE 510

Hydro Power Engineering

3

   

Course Objectives: The main aim of this course is to

· Make the students understand the various issues related to the designing and installation of hydro power plants, particularly the small and micro scale plants with specific reference to Pakistan

· Make the students capable of calculating the financial implications and risk assessments of installing small and micro hydro power plants

· Make the students to develop new innovative concepts for harnessing the small scale hydro power

Hydro power potential in Pakistan, The hydrological cycle, Measurement and calculation of hydrological processes, Numerical models, Planning and design of dams in the context of hydropower development, dam engineering including concrete and embankment dams, soil mechanics for dams and concrete technology for dams, Run of the river system design, hydraulics of open channel flow, hydraulic design of energy dissipation structures, spillways and outlets, turbines and surge tanks, hydraulic steel works and pipe hydraulics, support and lining for tunnels and caverns, engineering geological investigation methods, design approach for tunnels, caverns and pressure shafts, drill and blast tunnels, investment - socio-economic and environmental impact assessment studies with particular reference to small and micro-hydro turbines.

Recommended Text:

· Hydropower from small and low head hydro technologies: by Amanda E. Niemi and Cory M. Fincher / Nova Science Publishers

· Hydropower: Types, Development Strategies and Environmental Impacts: by Amanda E. Niemi and Cory M. Fincher / Nova Science Publishers

Course Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to

· Understand the various underlying technologies for harnessing the hydro power

· Design small and mini hydro power systems and calculate their financial implications

· Assess the risks involved with the installation of hydro power systems at different locations

 

Course Code

Title

Credit Hours

   

 

CAS-REE 511

Biomass Technologies

3

   

Course Objectives: The main aim of this course is to

 

Biomass Resources and Energy Crops, Chemical and physical properties of biomass, Characteristics of biomass as a fuel, Comparison to conventional fuels (coal, oil, natural gas), Energy crops for bio-energy production, Pre-processing of biomass fuel for pyrolysis/ gasification, Principles of thermo-chemical conversion processes, Pyrolysis, Gasification, Combustion, Co-firing, Energy conversion systems and CHP, Gasification Technologies, Design and Manufacturing of gasifiers, Design Challenges, Batch reactors, Continuous reactors, Multi-stage gasification, Catalytic gasification, Gasification Catalysts, steam gasification, Characterization of fresh and spent catalysts, synthesis gas (producer gas) and its characterization, Process parameters influencing syngas composition, process optimization, state of the gasification technology, downstream processes and challenges

Recommended Text:

1. Introduction to Biomass Energy Conversion by Sergio C. Capareda (CRC Press) 2014

2. Biomass Gasification and Pyrolysis: Practical Design and Theory by Prabir Basu (Academic Press) 2010

3. Hydrogen and Syngas Production and Purification Technologies by Ke Liu, Chunshan Song, Velu Subramani (John Wiley & Sons) 2009

4. Reaction Pathways and Mechanisms in Thermocatalytic Biomass Conversion (I &II) by Marcel Schlaf, Zonghcao Zhang (Springer) 2015

5. Biomass Power for the world by Wim P. M. van Swaaij, Sascha R. A. Kersten, Wolfgang Palz (Pan Stanford Publishing) 2015

Course Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to

 

 

Course Code

Title

Credit Hours

   

 

CAS-REE 512

Geothermal Engineering

3

   

Course Objectives: The main aim of this course is to

· Impart the students an understanding of the potential of geothermal energy in different parts of the world

· Make students capable of assessing the costs and benefits of geothermal power plants

· Provide the students the capability to design geothermal power plants

The course topics include geothermal power generation systems. Geothermal based heating and cooling of buildings. Geothermal exploration techniques and methods. Modeling and simulation of geothermal systems. Overall the broad objective of this course is to introduce the energy graduates with the geothermal energy systems and how they can use geothermal energy for the power generation, building applications, and other energy related applications. And graduates will be able to display advanced understanding of relevant scientific theories, ideas, methodologies and the newest technologies in geothermal energy and enhanced geothermal recovery.

Recommended Text:

· Geothermal Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment, William E. Glassley/ Taylor and Francis

· Geothermal Energy: Utilization and Technology: by Mary H. Dickson and Mario Fanelli

Course Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to

· Design geothermal power systems for particular sites with specific reference to Pakistan

· Make cost to benefit assessments of the geothermal power plants for a given location based upon the available data

· Construct models and conduct simulations for assessing power harnessing capability for a certain design of a geothermal power plant

 

Course Code

Title

Credit Hours

   

 

CAS-REE 515

Applied Photovoltaics Engineering

3

   

Course Objectives:

· Understand various modes of solar energy including solar thermal, CSP, solar PV

· Can provide decision support for best solar system design , installation and maintenance.

· Can offer troubleshooting and R & D support to solar PV power plants production facility.

The characteristics of sunlight, the behavior of solar cells, semiconductors and p-n junctions, grid-connected photovoltaic systems, stand-alone photovoltaic system design, system design for PV-powered water pumping, remote area power supply systems. Specific purpose photovoltaic applications, PV cell interconnection and module fabrication, cell properties and design. Production of commercial grade silicon from raw grade silicon, CZ, FZ process of ingot development, different type of semiconductor material and their spectral response, different type of Silicon based solar cells and their detailed study.Degradation of solar silicon based cells, System design, simulation and detailed study of BOS, batteries, Inverters, charge controllers, Applications of PV Systems.

Recommended Text:

· Applied Photovoltaics, Second Edition by S.R. Wenham M.A. Green M.E. Watt,R. Corkish, ISBN-10: 1-84407-401-3.

· From Sunlight to Electricity: R.K.Pachauri , 2nd Edition, a practical handbook on solar photovoltaic Applications . The energy and resources institute (TERI)

Learning Outcomes :

· Be able to work in a stand alone as well as grid connected solar PV power system.

· Be able to design an economical solar power system for household as well as industrial scale.

 

Course Code

Title

Credit Hours

   

 

CAS-REE 516

Renewable Energy Mega Power plants

3

   

Course Objectives:

· Investments, Pricing, Regulation, Taxation, Subsidies, Penalties/Awards, Waste Utilization, Clean Fuels & Technologies, , Integrated energy policy 2006 and later updates .

· They can contribute to enhance renewable generation energy storage relative to economic and carbon impact.

· Student should be able to design a plan for scale study on Large Scale Renewable "Solutions" using various options locally available.

The course deals with prospects and consequences of large scale production of renewable energy. Electromagnetic, Electrochemical, Photovoltaics, Kinetic and potential energy conversions into mass scale electrical power houses, Scale up potential of various renewable energy technologies such as solar PV, Organic Photovoltaic, CSP, thermal, Biomass energy, biofuel cell systems, and wind power house.

Recommended Text:

· Large-Scale Solar Power Systems: Construction and Economics.Peter Gevorkian Cambridge University Press, 2012.

· Reactor and Process Design in Sustainable Energy Technology by Fan Shi ,Elsevier Science, (2014).

· Power for the World: The Emergence of Electricity from the Sunedited by Wolfgang Palz, Pan Stanford Publishing. Co.

· Sustainable Energy Conversion for Electricity and Coproducts: Principles technology and equipment ,By Ashok Rao John Wiley & Sons 2015.

Course Outcomes:

· Be able to design large scale renewable energy solution at macro level.

· Be able to manage production and ensure quality , scale up different modes of renewable energy power plants.

 

 

Course Code

Title

Credit Hours

   

 

CAS-REE 517

Advanced Topics in Renewable Energy

3

   

Course Objectives:

The objectives of the subject are to enable students to:

— Understand the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy sources and identify and distinguish between different forms of renewable energy.

— Understand the advantages and limitations of different renewable energy sources and identify a wide variety of applications for renewable energy.

— Understand the basic scientific and technical principles behind large-scale applications of renewable energy.

— Identify selected political, social, and economic incentives that would accelerate the implementation of renewable energy

Advanced topics of current interest and trends in renewable energy engineering. Topics are selected from current technical literature: hydro energy, solar photovoltaic, solar thermal energy, biomass energy, fuel cell energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, wave & tidal energy and any other form of renewable energy.

Recommended Text:

· TBD

Course Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course, student will be able to:

— Understand the fundamentals and main characteristics of renewable energy sources and their differences compared to fossil fuels.

— Understand the extent of environmental impact and resource depletion of each of the major non-renewable and renewable sources of energy.

— Identify the challenges and problems associated with the use of various energy sources, including fossil fuels, with regard to future supply and the environment.

— Be able to apply this knowledge to suggest the preferred combination of sustainable solutions/actions to minimize the emission of greenhouse gases and increase sustainability of the energy system in specific areas/regions.

 

Course Code

Title

Credit Hours

   

 

CAS- REE 518

Electrical and Optical Properties of Materials

3

   

Course Objectives: Main objectives of this course include:

• To acquire fundamental underpinning electrical and optical properties of materials that spans everything from the basics of electron behavior in solids to optoelectronic devices.

· To enhance the knowledge of semiconductor physics in such a way that the students will be able to apply this knowledge to device operation.

Electron as a Particle, Electron as a wave, The Hydrogen atom, Schrodinger Equation, Quantum Tunneling, Electrical properties of metals, Electrical properties of Semiconductors, Electrical properties of Insulators, Conducting Polymers, Semiconductor Physics, Intrinsic & extrinsic semiconductors, Band Theory, Semiconductor Devices, Super Conductors. Photons, light Spectrum, Snell’s law, Reflection, Refraction, Dispersion, Absorption, Scattering, Luminescence. Optical properties of metals, Semiconductors and Dielectric, Ferro-electricity, Piezo-electricity, Resonator, Conductivity, mobility, generation, recombination, lifetime, n and k, Measurement of electrical and optical properties, like Hall, ellipsometry.

Recommended Text:

· Electrical Properties of Materials by Laszlo Solymer, Donald Walsh, and Richard R. A.syms

· Physics of Semiconductor Devices by Colinge, J.P, Colinge, C.A.

· Optical Materials by Simmons and Potter.

Course Outcomes: Successful completion of the course will lay down the required in-depth knowledge of materials used in different Energy storage and conversion devices.

 

 

 

CAS- REE 519

Materials Characterization Techniques

3

   

Course Objectives:

The objectives of the subject are to enable students to:

— To introduce basic techniques for materials characterization.

— To introduce the working principles and instrumentation of main characterization techniques.

— To introduce the interpretation of the characterization technique outputs.

— To observe operations of characterization equipment

Basic principles and applications of the following techniques: Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Ultimate Testing Machine (UTM), Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA), Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA), X-Rays photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Solar Simulator, Incident Photon to Electron Conversion Efficiency (IPCE) / Quantum Efficiency Equipment and Energy Conversion and Storage Simulators, Laboratory Ethics, Experimental Setups and Protocols, Chemical Ordering/Storage/Waste disposal, Laboratory Safety Procedures.

Recommended Text:

· Advanced Techniques for Materials Characterization by A. K. Tyagi, Mainak Roy, S. K. Kulshreshtha and S. Banerjee

· Materials Characterization: Introduction to Microscopic and Spectroscopic Methods, 2nd Edition by Yang Leng

Course Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course, student will be able to:

— To identify suitable techniques for specific materials characterization.

— To understand the basic microscopy images of materials.

— To read the basic spectra of materials characterizations.

— To understand the performance characteristics of novel materials and functional devices.

                 

 

Course Code

Title

Credit Hours

   

 

CAS- REE 520

Advanced Topics in Energy Storage and Conversion

3

   

Course Objectives:

The Advance Topics in Energy Storage and Conversion course is focused on the evaluation of currently used materials for energy conversion, storage and transportation. This course aims to provide elements of physics, chemistry and thermodynamics required for study of high performance material technologies for sustainable energy generation.

Advanced topics of current interest and trends in energy storage and conversion. Topics are selected from current technical literature: fundamentals of electrochemistry, fuel cells, solar PV cells, batteries, hydrogen production and storage, supercapacitors any other electrochemical devices for energy storage and conversion, wind and hydro turbines, any other electromechanical devices for energy conversion and storage, different types of heat exchangers and theirsrole in energy conservation.

Recommended Text:

· TBD

Course Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course, student will be able to:

— Use the chemistry and physics to understand the fundamentals of material issues in conventional and renewable energy technologies.

— Assess the current sources of energy and materials used for existing production, transportation and storage of energy.

— Understand the continuous depletion of energy resources.

— Quantify the short-term and long-term potentials for improving energy and material technologies.

— Explore a number of alternative energy sources such as geothermal energy, wind, natural gas, and solar energy.

— Define material properties and explore structure – properties relationship of new materials that may radically improve the energy economy.

— Analyze the potential of advanced materials for energy conservation and more efficient energy technologies in reduction of the environmental consequences.

 

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Title

Credit Hours

   

 

CAS-REE 521

Advanced Materials for Renewable Energy Systems

3

   

Course Objectives: The main aim of this course is to

 

· Introduce graduate students to the basic principles, technologies and latest advances in renewable energy storage and conversion systems.

· Provide elements of physics and chemistry required for the study of high performance material for sustainable energy generation.

· Pinpointing the materials that are the future of Solar cells, fuel cells, batteries and biomass technologies.

Types of solar cells (1st to 3rd generation), advance materials for solar cells, performance characteristics and market analysis of solar cells, different types of fuel cells, advanced materials for fuel cells, performance characteristics and market analysis of fuel cells, different types of batteries, advanced materials for batteries, performance characteristics and market analysis of batteries, advanced materials for hydro and biomass technology. Smart innovative materials for energy applications.

Recommended Text:

· Solar Cell Materials by Conibeer & Willoughby

· Materials for Fuel Cells, M. Gasik , ISBN: 978-1-84569-330-5

· Rechargeable Batteries Materials, Technologies and New Trends by Zhang, Zhengcheng, Zhang, Sheng Shui

Course Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to

 

· Use physics and chemistry to understand the fundamentals of material properties.

· Assess the current sources of renewable energy and materials used for existing storage and conversion of energy.

· Define material properties and explore new materials that may drastically improve the energy requirement.

· Investigate the potentials of renewable energy technologies to help solve environmental and economic problems within society.

 

 

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Credit Hours

   

CAS-REE 522

Operation & Maintenance of Renewable Energy Systems

3

   

Course Objectives:

· To train the students to carry out routine and specialized operation and maintenance of renewable energy systems

· To enable students to understand the various day to day and regular operation and maintenance issues and resolve the bottlenecks while handling large or small renewable energy systems

 

Condition monitoring and maintenance methods in wind turbines, Operation and maintenance methods in solar power plants, Development operation and future prospects for implementing biogas plants, Integration of renewable energy in traditional energy systems, Low cost hybrid systems of renewable energy, Control methods applied in renewable energy systems, Design for reliability of power electronics in renewable energy systems, Renewable energy systems supporting industrial applications, Use of renewable energy for smart cities, Analysis of the impact of increasing share of electric vehicles on the integration of renewable energy systems generation

Recommended Text:

· Use, Operation and Maintenance of Renewable Energy Systems, by Sanz Bobi & Miguel, Springer, 2014

· 5-Step: Project Operations & Maintenance, DOE Office Of Indian Energy

Course outcomes:

· Students will be able to understand the operation and maintenance issues of large and small renewable energy power plants

· Students should be able to resolve the operation and maintenance problems of a variety of renewable energy systems

Non-Technical Electives

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Title

Credit Hours

   

CAS-EP 520

Research Methodology

3

   

Course Objectives:

The objectives of the subject are to enable students to:

• Understand some basic concepts of research and its methodologies.

• Identify appropriate research topics.

• Select and define appropriate research problem and parameters.

• Prepare a project proposal (to undertake a project).

• Organize and conduct research (advanced project) in a more appropriate manner.

• Write a research report and thesis.

• Write a research proposal (grants).

Define research, research terms, research process and the principle activities, relationship between theory and research, skill development to write research thesis, assess and critique a published journal article that uses one of the primary research methods in the field, skill development for oral presentation and publishing short paper in conference proceeding, skill development for proposal writing, case studies and discussion on research trends, design of experiments and statistical analysis methods.

Recommended Text:

· Investigating the Social World: The Process and Practice of Research, by Schutt, R. K. (7th edition). Los Angeles: Sage.

· Research Methodology, Methods and Techniques, by C. R. Kothari, New Age International Publishers.

· Introduction to Research Methods, by Catherine Dawson

Course Outcomes:

· Upon successful completion of the course, student will be able to:
Define and explain a variety of approaches to research in renewable energy.
• Demonstrate a basic knowledge of commonly used methodological tools in empirical research, including surveys, content analysis, case selection and comparison, and basic statistical methods.
• Appraise strengths and weaknesses of existing methodological approaches, including: assess conditions under which one can properly apply tools of measurement and systematic ways to make inferences and interpret data.
• Formulate research questions, develop arguments and choose proper research design in its support.

 

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Title

Credit Hours

   

CAS-REE 526

Risk and Reliability Engineering

3

   

Course objectives: Main objectives of this course include:

· To create awareness in the participants about the importance of calculated risk taking and its mitigation in typical renewable energy applications

· To impart in the students the capability to analyze the available data for evaluating the qualitative and quantitative financial and technical risks involved with the installation of large scale renewable energy power plants

Course contents: Introduction and Fundamentals of Risk and Reliability Engineering, Risk Management Process, Mathematics for risk analysis, Qualitative Reliability Analysis, Systems modeling using Reliability Block Diagrams, Quantitative Reliability Analysis, Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety Analysis, Certification of Engineering Systems, First Order Reliability Method, Risk Control and Decision Support Systems, Failure Consequences, Introduction to Stochastic Modeling Using Risk, Insurance of Engineering Applications, Risk Analysis of Mega-Projects, Introduction to inspection and Structural Health Monitoring, vulnerability and resiliency components.

Recommended Text:

Outcomes: On completion of this course, the student will be able to:

· Demonstrate a systematic knowledge of the fundamentals of risk management and reliability engineering and a critical awareness of their application on relevant renewable energy engineering problems

· Evaluate and select appropriate techniques for risk analysis (qualitative and quantitative), failure consequences assessment, and methods for control/mitigation through decision support systems and other relevant methods/tools

· Develop a critical and analytical approach to the collection and stochastic modeling of data in the application of Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) methods

· Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the development and use of standards and asset integrity management.

 

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Title

Credit Hours

   

CAS-REE 527

Energy Quality Management and Standards

3

   

Course Objectives:

· Optimally utilize the exergy content of various renewable energy sources. The evaluation of the optimum energy systems for specific districts is an essential part of EQM.

· IEC quality standards in energy.

· ISO 50001 Energy Management system.

· Total quality Management in energy production systems.

· Can compare between solar PV standards certifications and testing system in world.

The course includes local and global quality standards in renewable energy technologies such as solar photovoltaic, solarthermal, bioenergy, and wind energy. Quality and efficiency tests, certifications,standardizations,calibration .Performance and efficiency management and sustainability related issues.PV standards. astm international, Australia—standards Australia, Canada—standards council of Canada ,china—standardization administration of china.European committee for electro technical standardization (cenelec), global approval program for photovoltaics (PV gap). International systems for PV system standardization. Testing and Routes to Certification in renewable energy system. Hydrodynamic Testing, overview of facilities and techniques for testing offshore renewable energy technologies, Review of existing facilities worldwide and their capabilities, overview of facilities and techniques for testing wind turbine rotors, Total Quality Management (TQM), ISO 9000, Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma components.

Recommended Text:

· Solar Power Generation Problems, Solutions and Monitoring By Peter Gevorkian,Cambridge University Press 2016.

· Guideline for Certification of Solar Energy Equipment, The Commission, 1978.

· How to Solar Power Your Home: Everything You Need to Know Explained SimplyBy Martha Maeda, Atlantic Publishing Company, 2011.

· Solar PV Engineering and Installation: Preparation for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification, Sean White, Routledge, 2015.

Course Outcomes:

· Be able to provide technical input and advice on best Energy quality system available in world

· Be able to develop bench mark standards for solar, fossil and other renewable sources of energy.

· Be able to qualify as certified quality manager in one of the renewable energy system.

 

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Title

Credit Hours

   

CAS-REE 528

Energy Audit and Planning

3

   

Course objectives:

· Theory and application of various energy audit standards and energy laws etc.

· Energy Conservation Act, Star Rating for Electrical Appliances, Gas, Renewable Energy, Electric power and Traditional Fuels.

· Reporting on commercial energy requirements in the country sector wise (industrial, agriculture, and domestic sectors.

Energy Law &Policy. Energy resource survey and energy data analysis. The energy crises past, present and future,a brief history of energy consumption in industry, Energy and industrial process dynamics .Energy economics. Energy environment and society, Energy demand and availability studies. Energy economic analysis for business decisions, Micro and macroeconomic energy planning studies. Waste to energy feasibility studies, Development & Evaluation of Renewable Energy Projects, Energy Efficiency

Recommended Text:

· An Introduction to Community Energy Auditing,Wayne P. Pferdehirt, Norman F. Kron, John F. Tschanz, Argonne National Laboratory,1981.

· Energy Management in Buildings Using Photovoltaics, Elena Papadopoulou,Springer Science & Business Media, 2012.

· Global Energy Assessment: Toward a Sustainable Future, By GEA Writing Team, Cambridge University Press.(2012).

· Investment Grade Energy Audit-Making smart energy choices, by Shirley J. Hansen, James W. Brown, The Fairmont Press, Inc.

Course outcomes:

· Students can report on commercial energy Needs, Demand for renewables, coal, oil and natural resources.

· Make comprehensive energy audit of an industrial site, office building or production facility.

· Can advise on future energy needs and analyze the strengths weaknesses in energy and economics areas.

 

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Title

Credit Hours

   

CAS-REE 529

Environment Impact assessment for Energy Systems

3

   

Course Objectives:

· Ensure understanding for decision-making on the environmental consequences of proposed actions.

· Promote knowledge of sustainable development through the identification of appropriate enhancement and mitigation measures.

Understand the basic concepts, methodological approaches, and technological components of an Environmental Impact Assessment, Identify all applicable international Norms, National Codes and Standards concerning the environment and energy systems, Exhibit knowledge and understanding of the way that an EIA is conducted within the framework of the energy sector in Pakistan & southeast Asia

Recommended Text:

· Our Fragile World: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development - Volume II,M. K. Tolba, EOLSS Publications, 2001.

· Energy and the Environment Cost-Benefit Analysis: Proceedings of a Conference Held June 23-27, 1975,R.A. Karam, K.Z. Morgan Elsevier, 2014.

· Energy, Waste and the Environment: A Geochemical PerspectiveR. Gieré, Peter StilleGeological Society of London, 2004.

Course outcomes:

· Students can evaluate the prospects and consequences of human activity on sustainable coexistence of various geographical components on earth.

· Should be able to perform EIA of small scale energy production or distribution projects.

 

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Title

Credit Hours

   

CAS-REE 530

Development & Evaluation of Renewable Energy Projects

3

   

Course Objectives:

· Introduce the importance of evaluation of renewable energy project proposals, in terms of energy demand, energy availability, legal procedures and approval steps

· To enable the students to conduct feasibility studies for the implementation of new projects and be able to develop these projects to reality.

Analysis of the local situation to the final energy project: what steps have to be completed in order to implement a successful regenerative energy project and what factors must be considered, Survey of energy demand; methods to collect the demand for thermal and/or electrical energy until the point of development of an energy master plan, Technology of renewable energy: how to combine the various options for using renewable energy with different supply situation in the most reasonable way?, Feasibility study, requirements and content of a feasibility study, Legal framework for plant construction (including laws pertaining to construction, water and waterways, noise, etc., Company structures; which company structure is the most appropriate for the various applications?, Risk management, Insurance, What requirements must be met in order to obtain certain types of insurance for certain renewable energy projects, Acceptance: how the acceptance of an application for the use of renewable energy can be assessed and improved?, Organization of realization of a project: how the construction phase of a renewable energy system is organized after the end of the planning period?, acceptance: Which are the acceptance steps until the regular continuous operation

Recommended Text:

· Renewable Energy Projects Handbook, by World Energy Council, 2004

· Developing Renewable Energy Projects Larger Than 10 MWs at Federal Facilities, Federal energy Management Program, 2013

· Economic & Financial Evaluation of Renewable Energy Projects, by Gene Owens, Alternative Energy Development, 2002

Course outcomes:

· Students will be able to evaluate the risks involved in the development of new projects in the field of renewable energy and be able to understand that many legal requirements have to be addressed before such projects are materialized.

· Students should be able to work out the capital costs, maintenance requirements, energy demand, energy supply and other related issues, before starting to develop new projects.

 

 

Course Code

Title

Credit Hours

Prerequisites

Instructor

 

CAS-REE 599

M.S. Thesis Project

6

Nearing Completion of the Program

TBD

 

CAS-REE 699

Ph.D. Thesis Project

36

Nearing Completion of the Program

TBD

Proposed Core Courses:

1. Survey of Renewable Energy Technologies [Dr. Suhail/Dr. Iftikhar]

  1. Advanced Materials for Renewable Energy Systems [Dr. Noman/ Dr Iftikhar]
  2. Power Electronics and Machines [Dr. Shoaib]
  3. Management of Technology & Innovation “MOTI” [Dr. Naeem Khan]

Proposed Optional/Elective Courses:

  1. CFD for Renewable Energy [Dr. Suhail]
  2. Risk and Reliability Engineering [Dr. Suhail]
  3. Energy Quality management and Standards [Dr. Iftikhar]
  4. Wind Energy Engineering [Dr. Suhail]
  5. Solar Thermal Energy [Dr. Suhail]
  6. Hydro Power Engineering [Dr. Suhail]
  7. Biomass Technologies [Dr. Qari Khalid]
  8. Geothermal Engineering [Dr. Suhail]
  9. CAS-ME 503 Electrical and Optical Properties of Materials [Dr. Noman]
  10. CAS-ME 504 Materials Characterization Techniques [Dr. Saim]
  11. CAS-ME 588 Advanced Topics in Energy Storage and Conversion [Dr. Saim]
  12. Energy Audit and Planning. (Dr. Iftikhar Ahmed
  13. CAS-EP 520 Research Methodology [Dr. Saim]
  14. Applied Photovoltaics Engineering: (Dr. Iftikhar Ahmed).
  15. Renewable Energy Mega Power plants. (Dr. Iftikhar Ahmed)
  16. Advanced topics in Renewable Energy
  17. Environment Impact assessment for Energy Systems
  18. National/Provincial Energy Policies, Supply/Demand & Planning (Razi Uddin Razi)

Course Outlines:

1. CAS-REE 801 Survey of Renewable Energy Technologies [Dr. Suhail]

Overview of Energy Use and Related Issues, Global Climate Change Issues and Responses, Sustainability, Energy and Clean Technologies in Context, Electric Power Systems and Requirements for Success, Historical Factor and Prospects for Change in the Electrical Power Grid, Carbon Limitation Policy Options, Wind Power, Current Energy Policy, Wind Energy Technology and Offshore Wind Projects, Electricity Generation Alternatives, Geothermal Energy, Solar Photovoltaic Energy, Solar Thermal Energy, Biomass Energy, Biomass Conversion to Liquid Fuels, Hydropower, Lifecycle Analysis Biomass energy Conversion, Electromagnetic energy , kinetic , biocatalytic conversion,Electro-chemical Energy Conversions.New energy technologies (Ocean Energy, Ocean Energy Potential against Wind and Solar, Wave Energy Devices,Tide Energy Technologies,Osmotic Power, Salinity grid Energy

  1. CAS-REE 802 Advanced Materials for Renewable Energy Systems [Dr. Noman,Dr. Iftikhar ].

Types of solar cells (1st to 3rd generation), advance materials for solar cells, performance characteristics and market analysis of solar cells, different types of fuel cells, advanced materials for fuel cells, performance characteristics and market analysis of fuel cells, different types of batteries, advanced materials for batteries, performance characteristics and market analysis of batteries, advanced materials for hydro and biomass technology.Smart innovative materials for energy applications.

  1. CAS-REE 803 Power Electronics and Machines [Dr. Sohaib]

Fundamentals of Electromagnetism and Electric Power Conversion, Transformer Operations, DC Machines - motors, generators & control, AC Machines - synchronous & asynchronous, Overview of semiconductor switches - Diodes, IGBTs, MOSFETs, Boost/buck converters - operation, control and design, Multi-phase converters - operation, control and design, Switching strategies of converters, Wind generator systems: General types of electric machines. Converter types and configurations, Photovoltaic generators, PV configurations and integration, generation control of Isolated Power systems,Protection systems, Stability and dynamics analysis with the application of FACTS devices

  1. CAS-REE 804 Management of Technology & Innovation [Dr. Naeem Khan]

Project management (Scope definition, Planning and Scheduling, Critical path analysis), People management (Understanding yourself, Understanding other people, Working in teams, Dealing with conflicts), Marketing (Marketing technology, Selling technology, Market segmentation), Negotiation (Preparation for negotiations, Negotiation process, Win-win Solutions), New product development (Commercializing technology, Market drivers, Time to market, Focusing technology, Concerns), Presentation skills (Understanding your audience, Focusing your message, Successful presentations, Getting your message across), Finance (Profit and loss accounts, Balance sheets, Cash flow forecasting, Project appraisal), Business game (Working in teams (companies), students will set up and run a technology company and make decisions on investment, R&D funding, operations, marketing and sales strategy)

  1. CAS-REE 805 CFD for Renewable Energy [Dr. Suhail]

The physics of thermo-fluids. Governing equations (continuity, momentum, and energy and species conservation) and state of the art Computational Fluid Dynamics including modeling, grid generation, simulation, and high performance computing. Specification for a CFD simulation exercise, Requirements for accurate analysis and validation for multi scale problems, Introduction to Turbulence and turbulent flows, Traditional and Advanced Turbulence Modeling, Introduction to Reynolds-averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) simulations and large-eddy simulation (LES), Renewable energy problems will be solved employing the widely-used industrial flow solver software FLUENT.

  1. CAS-REE 806 Risk and Reliability Engineering [Dr. Suhail]

Introduction and Fundamentals of Risk and Reliability Engineering, Risk Management Process, Mathematics for risk analysis, Qualitative Reliability Analysis, Systems modeling using Reliability Block Diagrams, Quantitative Reliability Analysis, Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety Analysis, Certification of Engineering Systems, First Order Reliability Method, Risk Control and Decision Support Systems, Failure Consequences, Introduction to Stochastic Modeling Using Risk, Insurance of Engineering Applications, Risk Analysis of Mega-Projects, Introduction to inspection and Structural Health Monitoring.

  1. CAS-REE 807 Energy Quality management and Standards: Dr. Iftikhar Ahmed

The course includes local and global quality standards in renewable energy technologies such as solar photovoltaic, solarthermal, bioenergy, and wind energy. Quality and efficiency tests, certifications,standardizations,calibration .Performance and efficiency management and sustainability related issues.PV standards. astm international, Australia—standards Australia, Canada—standards council of Canada ,china—standardization administration of china.European committee for electro technical standardization (cenelec), global approval program for photovoltaics (PV gap). International systems for PV system standardization. Testing and Routes to Certification in renewable energy system. Hydrodynamic Testing, overview of facilities and techniques for testing offshore renewable energy technologies, Review of existing facilities worldwide and their capabilities, overview of facilities and techniques for testing wind turbine rotors.

  1. CAS-REE 808 Wind Energy Engineering [Dr. Suhail]

Historical uses of wind, Horizontal and Vertical axis wind turbines, Innovative wind turbines, Wind farms, Wind Characteristics, Meteorology of wind, Weibull statistics model, Wind Measurements, Wind Turbine Power, Energy, Torque, Blade aerodynamics, Transmission and generator efficiencies, Energy production and capacity factor, Turbine shaft power and torque at fixed and variable speeds, Wind turbine mathematical models, Mechanical components of wind turbines - Rotor, Blade, The Hub, Drive train, Couplings, Gearbox, Brakes, Yaw system, Main frame and nacelle, Tower, Mechanical Aerodynamic and Electrical subsystem, Pitch subsystem, Power quality, Turbine modes of operation, Turbine control strategies, Grid Integration of offshore wind farms, HVAC, Economics and Environmental Aspects of Wind Systems.

  1. CAS-REE 809 Solar Thermal Energy [Dr. Suhail]

The Solar Resource, Solar Radiation Data Bases, Analytical Models of Solar Irradiance, Collecting Solar Energy, Solar Energy System Design, The Solar Energy Conversion System, Economic and Environmental Considerations, Thermal collector capture and loss mechanisms, Models of collector performance, Flat-plate collectors, Parabolic troughs, Parabolic dish and central receivers, Photovoltaic collectors, Evacuated tube collectors, Solar ponds, Concentrator Optics, Ray Trace Diagrams, Mirrors, Lenses, Reflection and Antireflection Coatings, Fresnel Lens Optics, Receiver Design, Central Receiver Systems, System Description, System Thermal Performance, Energy Losses, Energy Storage, Sensible Heat Storage, Solar Considerations, Rankine Power Cycles, Stirling Cycle Engines, Brayton Cycle Engines, Solar Combined with Fossil Fuel Power Cycles.

  1. CAS-REE 810 Hydro Power Engineering [Dr. Suhail/Engr. Iftikhar Ahmed]

Hydro power potential in Pakistan, The hydrological cycle, Measurement and calculation of hydrological processes, Numerical models, Planning and design of dams in the context of hydropower development, dam engineering including concrete and embankment dams, soil mechanics for dams and concrete technology for dams, Run of the river system design, hydraulics of open channel flow, hydraulic design of energy dissipation structures, spillways and outlets, turbines and surge tanks, hydraulic steel works and pipe hydraulics, support and lining for tunnels and caverns, engineering geological investigation methods, design approach for tunnels, caverns and pressure shafts, drill and blast tunnels, investment - socio-economic and environmental impact assessment studies with particular reference to small and micro-hydro turbines.

  1. CAS-REE 811 Biomass Technologies [Dr. Qari Khalid]

Biomass Resources and Energy Crops, Chemical and physical properties of biomass, Characteristics of biomass as a fuel, Comparison to conventional fuels (coal, oil, natural gas), Energy crops for bio-energy production, Pre-processing of biomass fuel for pyrolysis/gasification, Principles of thermochemical conversion processes, Pyrolysis, Gasification, Combustion, Co-firing, Energy conversion systems and CHP, Gasification Technologies, Design and Manufacturing of gasifiers, Design Challenges, Batch reactors, Continuous reactors, Multi-stage gasification, Catalytic gasification, Gasification Catalysts, steam gasification, Characterization of fresh and spent catalysts, synthesis gas (producer gas) and its characterization, Process parameters influencing syngas composition, process optimization, state of the gasification technology, downstream processes and challenges, Co-gasification and IGCC, pilot scales gasifiers, Pyrolysis Technologies, Description of main pyrolysis technology, Slow pyrolysis for char production, Fast pyrolysis for bio-oil production, Bio-oil upgrading, Application of pyrolysis and gasification technologies for energy recovery from waste plastics and tires.

  1. CAS-REE 812 Geothermal Engineering [Dr. Suhail]

The course topics include geothermal power generation systems. Geothermal based heating and cooling of buildings. Geothermal exploration techniques and methods. Modeling and simulation of geothermal systems. Overall the broad objective of this course is to introduce the energy graduates with the geothermal energy systems and how they can use geothermal energy for the power generation, building applications, and other energy related applications. And graduates will be able to display advanced understanding of relevant scientific theories, ideas, methodologies and the newest technologies in geothermal energy.

  1. CAS-ME 503 Electrical and Optical Properties of Materials [Dr. Noman][Already approved course]

Electron as a Particle, Electron as a wave, The Hydrogen atom, Schrodinger Equation, Quantum Tunneling, Electrical properties of metals, Electrical properties of Semiconductors, Electrical properties of Insulators, Conducting Polymers, Semiconductor Physics, Intrinsic & extrinsic semiconductors, Band Theory, Semiconductor Devices, Super Conductors. Photons, light Spectrum, Snell’s law, Reflection, Refraction, Dispersion, Absorption, Scattering, Luminescence.Optical properties of metals, Semiconductors and Dielectric, Ferro-electricity, Piezo-electricity, Resonator,

  1. CAS-ME 504 Materials Characterization Techniques [Dr. Saim][Already approved course]

Basic principles and applications of the following techniques: Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Ultimate Testing Machine (UTM), Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA), Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA), X-Rays photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Solar Simulator, Incident Photon to Electron Conversion Efficiency (IPCE) / Quantum Efficiency Equipment and Energy Conversion and Storage Simulators.

  1. CAS-ME 588 Advanced Topics in Energy Storage and Conversion [Dr. Saim][Already approved course]

Advanced topics of current interest and trends in energy storage and conversion. Topics are selected from current technical literature: fundamentals of electrochemistry, fuel cells, solar PV cells, batteries, hydrogen production and storage, supercapacitors any other electrochemical devices for energy storage and conversion, wind and hydro turbines, any other electromechanical devices for energy conversion and storage, different types of heat exchangers and theirsrole in energy conservation.

  1. CAS-REE 813 Energy Audit and Planning.(Dr. Iftikhar Ahmed)

Energy Law &Policy. Energy resource survey and energy data analysis. The energy crises past, present and future,a brief history of energy consumption in industry, Energy and industrial process dynamics .Energy economics. Energy environment and society, Energy demand and availability studies. Energy economic analysis for business decisions, Micro and macroeconomic energy planning studies. Waste to energy feasibility studies.

  1. CAS-ME 520 Research Methodology [Dr. Saim]

Define research, research terms, research process and the principle activities, relationship between theory and research, skill development to write research thesis, assess and critique a published journal article that uses one of the primary research methods in the field, skill development for oral presentation and publishing short paperin conference proceeding, skill development for proposal writing, case studies and discussion on research trends.

  1. CAS-REE 814 Applied Photovoltaics Engineering: (Dr. Iftikhar Ahmed)

The characteristics of sunlight, the behavior of solar cells, semiconductors and p-n junctions, grid-connected photovoltaic systems, stand-alone photovoltaic system design, system design for PV-powered water pumping, remote area power supply systems. Specific purpose photovoltaic applications, PV cell interconnection and module fabrication, cell properties and design. Production of commercial grade silicon from raw grade silicon, CZ, FZ process of ingot development, different type of semiconductor material and their spectral response, different type of Silicon based solar cells and their detailed study.Degradation of solar silicon based cells, System design, simulation and detailed study of BOS, batteries, Inverters, charge controllers, Applications of PV Systems.

  1. CAS-REE 815 Renewable Energy Mega Power plants. (Dr.Iftikhar Ahmed)

The course deals with prospects and consequences of large scale production of renewable energy. Electromagnetic, Electrochemical, Photovoltaics, Kinetic and potential energy conversions into mass scale electrical power houses, Scale up potential of various renewable energy technologies such as solar PV, Organic Photovoltaic, CSP, thermal, Biomass energy, biofuel cell systems, and wind power house.

  1. CAS-REE 816 Advanced Topics in Renewable Energy [Dr. Saim]

Advanced topics of current interest and trends in renewable energy engineering. Topics are selected from current technical literature: hydro energy, solar photovoltaic, solar thermal energy, biomass energy, fuel cell energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, wave & tidal energy and any other form of renewable energy.

 

  1. CAS-REE 817 Environment Impact assessment for Energy Systems

Understand the basic concepts, methodological approaches, and technological components of an Environmental Impact Assessment, Identify all applicable international Norms, National Codes and Standards concerning the environment and energy systems, Exhibit knowledge and understanding of the way that an EIA is conducted within the framework of the energy sector in Pakistan & southeast Asia.

  1. CAS-REE 818 National/Provincial Energy Policies, Supply/Demand & Planning

This course enables scholars to learn best practices and carry out research on the art national/provincial integrated energy planning and sub-sectoral plans. The scholars shall be equipped with tools and techniques of policy development and planning. Post 18th Amendment scenario and failure to implement it will be thoroughly discuss to assist Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa develop rational policies. Topics include (a) demand side planning (methods of demand projection, demand management and fuel substitutions), (b) supply side planning (methods of estimation of energy supplies from indigenous resources, supply side policies and strategies etc.) (c) Financial planning (assessment of quantum of financial resources required and affordability of the investment including (macro and micro economic impacts, mobilization of financial resources including from private sector). New modern approaches like the Shale boom, exploitation of Marginal & low economic resources with ultimate energy sources will be deliberated to bring these into the main stream. Global, regional, national and provincial supply/demand scenarios will be developed.

The course shall include Case Study for Provincial Setup, capacity building, infrastructure, status, policy regimes, international geopolitical energy scenario & market covering.

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