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School of Engineering
Course unit
IN03102595, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
IN0515, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track TERMOMECCANICO [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ENERGY SCIENCE
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge ANGELO ZARRELLA ING-IND/10
Other lecturers DAVIDE DEL COL ING-IND/10

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/10 Technical Physics 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2019 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
11 A.A. 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 ZARRELLA ANGELO (Presidente)
DEL COL DAVIDE (Membro Effettivo)
10 A.A. 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 ZARRELLA ANGELO (Presidente)
BORTOLIN STEFANO (Membro Effettivo)
DEL COL DAVIDE (Supplente)

Prerequisites: Thermodynamics and Heat transfer.
Target skills and knowledge: The students will learn the principles and methods to analyse the main industrial and residential energy systems. At the end of the course, the student is expected to be able to:
- Evaluate the different primary energy sources
- Evaluate the environmental, economic and technological aspects due to the use of primary energy sources
- Analyse different energy systems
- Understand the working principles of air handling units for air-conditioning systems
Examination methods: Written exam (2 hours). The exam consists in one numerical problem and questions about the topics of the course. The numerical problem and questions have equal weight for the final vote.
Assessment criteria: 1) Contents:
a. relevance to the proposed topic;
b. rigor and synthesis in the presentation of the results;
c. skills in applying methods set out during the course;
d. details of the graphs (if requested).
2) Clarity and appropriate use of technical terminology.
3) Order and readability.
Course unit contents: Primary energy sources; World and National energy statistics; Sustainability; Anthropogenic greenhouse (10 hours). Energy economics; Economic analysis of different energy systems (4 hours). Gas mixtures and Psychrometrics (18 hours). Combustion process (8 hours). Energy thermodynamics; Energy and Exergy balance; Energy and exergy efficiency (24 hours). Hydrogen as energy carrier and Fuel cells (4 hours). Thermoelectricity (4 hours). Analysis of current energy systems.
The distribution of the hours can change depending on the needs of the class.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures (48 hours about) and numerical exercises (24 hours about). The main tools used by the teacher will be projection of digital notes (power point), available on the web.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Notes distributed in Class and Moodle.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • A. Cavallini, L. Mattarolo, Termodinamica applicata. Padova: CLEUP, 1992. Cerca nel catalogo
  • C. Bonacina, A. Cavallini, L. Mattarolo, Trasmissione del calore. Padova: CLEUP, 1992. II ed. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Çengel, Yunus A.; Boles, Michael A., Thermodynamicsan engineering approachYunus A. Çengel, Michael A. Boles. Boston [etc.]: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, --. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Questioning
  • Problem solving
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Affordable and Clean Energy Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action