2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
    Aug 06, 2020  
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EGR 420 - Direct Energy Conversion, 3 credit hours


Prerequisite(s): EGR 203  & EGR 300  
The course involves description and analysis of power-generation and storage technologies for ground & space systems. The analysis of the chemical, electrolysis and thermodynamic processes, and range of application of various direct-conversion and storage devices are addressed. Direct-energy technologies include: solar-photovoltaic cells, fuel cells, thermionics, dynamic, wind turbines, hydroelectric, radioisotopes and nuclear fission. Storage technologies include batteries, regenerative fuel-cells, hydro and flywheels. Applications to various systems such as buildings, automobiles and spacecraft will be addressed.



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