Course syllabus AZE - Alternative Energy Sources (FA - SS 2019/2020)


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Course code:
AZE
Course title in Czech:
Alternative Energy Sources
Course title in English:
Alternative Energy Sources
Semester:
SS 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (5 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course: bachelor; master continuing
Course type:
required
Type of delivery:
usual
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction: Czech
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department:
Faculty:
Teachers:
doc. Ing. Martin Fajman, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: not (Energetics and Technology) and not (now Energetics and Technology)
 
Timetable in this semester:
DayFrom-tillRoomTeacherEntry
Frequency
Capacity
Note
Monday
13.00-14.50
R204
Lecture
Every week
30
 
Monday
15.00-16.50
R204
Seminar
Every week
22spojené cvičení
Monday
15.00-16.50
R204
M. Fajman
Seminar
Every week
22
 
 
Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The goal of the course is to get students acquainted with basic terms in the scope of energetics and technics in connection with economy and provide them an orientation in energy sources structure, energy demands and energy savings in connection with ecological aspects. Meaning of renewable energy sources is emphasized, namely business opportunities in the field on the base of legislation and economical conditions.
 
Course content:
1.
Energetics Introduction - terminology, energetics, ecology and economy, their relations with each other. Energy problems worldwide. (allowance 4/2)
2.
Energy - forms of energy and their transformations. Principle distribution of energy resources on the Earth. (allowance 2/2)
3.
Energetics and its relation to environmental impacts. Sustainability in terms of energy. (allowance 2/2)
4.
Energy Intensity - production systems, transportation sector, calculations. (allowance 2/2)
5.Energy Earth's Budget and solar energy utilization. Direct technical usage and natural transformations of solar energy. (allowance 2/2)
6.
Active and Passive Solar Systems. Low-energy and passive houses. (allowance 2/2)
7.
Heat Pumps and geothermal energy. (allowance 0/2)
8.
Wind energy utilization. (allowance 2/0)
9.
Energy of water - small water power-plants, energy of oceans. (allowance 2/2)
10.Biomass - biomass energy utilizations, thermo-chemical and bio-chemical biomass transformations. (allowance 2/2)
11.
Biofuels - production and utilization of liquid biofuels. (allowance 2/2)
12.Co-generation - combined heat and power in connection with biomass. (allowance 0/2)
13.
Summary on economical evaluation of renewable energy sources in the Czech Republic. (allowance 2/2)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
lecture
24 h
practice
6 h
seminar
13 h
professional educational excursion
4 h
consultation
2 h
public presentation (oral)1 h
preparation for exam
25 h
preparation for regular testing25 h
preparation of presentation
15 h
writing of seminar paper
25 h
Total140 h
 
Assessment methods:
The course is finished by oral exam (40 % of final mark). Credit awarded is required for a participation in oral exam. Credit is awarded based on oral presentation (0-10 points) contribution 10% to final evaluation; further, on handing out and defense of a case study (0-10 points - 20% of final evaluation); and finally, on passing of electronic test (minimum 40%, while subtracting points for wrong answers) contribution 30% to final result. All named activities are compulsory for passing of the course.
 
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Total0 %
 
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Basic:
MACKAY, D. Sustainable Energy - without the hot air.  [online]. 2009. URL: http://www.withouthotair.com/download.html.
JUCHELKOVÁ, D. Obnovitelné zdroje energie : informační příručka pro každého. Ostrava : Vita , 2003. 100 p. ISBN 80-903373-1-7.
CENEK, M. Obnovitelné zdroje energie. 2nd ed. Praha: FCC Public, 2001. 208 p. ISBN 80-901985-8-9.
FAJMAN, M. Obnovitelné zdroje energie v ČR. In Zemědělské poradenství 2008. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2008, p. 47--58. ISBN 978-80-7375-259-0.

Recommended:
DEMIRBAS, A. Biofuels: securing the planet’s future energy needs. London: Springer, 2009. 336 p. ISBN 978-1-84882-010-4.
BERANOVSKÝ, -. Obnovitelné zdroje energie . Brno: ERA, 2003.
KARAMANOLIS, -. Sluneční energie . Praha: MAC, 1996.
LISÝ, M. -- BALÁŠ, M. -- FAJMAN, M. -- SKÁLA, Z. Biopaliva. Perspektivní zdroj obnovitelné energie. In Technika ochrany prostredia. Bratislava: Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislavě, 2006, p. 313--318. ISBN 80-227-2436-X.
, Výzkumné zprávy, doktorandské práce a ostatní publikace z dané problematiky

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study C-AS-AT Automobile Transport, full-time form, initial period WS 2018/2019
 
Course listed in previous semesters:
WS 2019/2020, SS 2018/2019, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, SS 2015/2016 (and older)
Teaching place:
Brno


Last modification made by Ing. Michal Karhánek on 04/23/2020.

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