Course - Hybrid propulsion systems - FENA2030
FENA2030 - Hybrid propulsion systems
New from the academic year 2020/2021
Examination arrangement: Written examination
|Evaluation form||Weighting||Duration||Examination aids||Grade deviation|
|Written examination||100/100||4 hours||C|
The subject provides basic knowledge in the design and analysis of energy systems for ships. This includes various combinations of different energy forms, energy converters and energy transmissions
Propulsion of ships. Characteristic characteristics of motors, gears, propellers et. Assessment and selection of various machine solutions, for example conventional diesel / diesel-electric / battery hybrid and alternative forms of energy (alternative fuels).
Energy balances for machinery, power input, power for propulsion and heat output delivered in auxiliary systems. Electric power generation with diesel engine, battery solutions etc ....
Review of various auxiliary systems: eg. fuel systems, lubricating oil systems exhaust systems, cooling water system, use of waste heat for energy recovery.
Electric current, AC / DC systems, Voltage levels. Electrical systems with regulation, automation and instrumentation. Use of electric drives and converters: Engines, batteries, frequency converters, rectifiers, inverters, transformers etc...
Combustion of fuels in engines (both fossil and renewable). Balancing chemical reaction equations and quantity calculations for air and exhaust gases including CO2. Connection between excess air in engines and content of components in exhaust gases.
Heat transfer, dimensioning of heat exchangers, heat conduction, convection, radiation. evaporation, condensation. Calculation and use of heat transfer numbers, heat throughput figures (U-values). Cold and heat pump processes, significance of temperature levels, power factor, dimensioning.
- know and understand the physical importance and use of terminology in maritime energy systems as well as units / dimensions for these systems.
- know and understand the construction of various machinery systems, propulsion and auxiliary systems for vessels with, among other things, mechanical conventional plants and diesel electric installations. Consequences of choice of machinery solutions with regard to, for example, space requirements, investment, energy consumption and operating costs.
- know and understand cyclical processes and sub-processes for different combustion engines and process plants (cold plants / heat pumps etc).
- know and understand energy balances for internal combustion engines and associated machinery systems / cooling systems.
- know and understand the structure of auxiliary systems.
- know the structure and properties of electrical systems and components, including generators, motors, converters, battery systems, etc.
- Know and understand the differences between different types of machinery, engines, pumps, heat exchangers and how they are used.
- be able to analyze and make estimate and detail calculations / dimensioning of composite machinery, subsystems and components such as thermal motors, electric motors and converters, heat exchangers, pumps, and pipe systems.
- be able to dimension propulsion systems for vessels based on speed and resistance.
- be able to evaluate various machine solutions with regard to economy, performance, energy use and environmental impact.
- be able to communicate on academic topics with others who have a general background in the field and with less expert environments.
- Know about trends in technology for components and system solutions
Learning methods and activities
Lectures and compulsory exercises. Laboratory exercises.
Project as group assignment.
A minimum of 3/4 of the compulsory exercises must be approved before admission to the examination.
- Mandatory assignment
Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.
Admission to a programme of study is required:
Engineering - Product and System Design (045PS)
Mechanical Engineering (BIMAS)
Renewable Energy (BIFOREN)
Ship Design (699SD)
Recommended previous knowledge
Mechanics and Thermodynamics
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: SPRING 2021
No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 4
Language of instruction: English, Norwegian
- Marine Engineering
- Electrical Power Engineering
Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering
Examination arrangement: Written examination
- Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
- Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 C
Room Building Number of candidates
- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"