Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2017Year School/Graduate School Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation(Master)
Lecture Code X0050285 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name エネルギー技術論
Subject Name
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Energy Science and Technology
Instructor LEE HANSOO
リー ハンスウ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Tues7-8:IDEC 204
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
Lecture, field trip, presentations, discussion 
Credits 2 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 25 : Natural Environment
Eligible Students Master Course Students
Keywords Energy, Solar, Wind, Hydropower, Renewable Energy, Earth System, Earth System Modeling 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The climate change, especially global warming due to CO2 emission from the combustion of fossil fuels, has been a major concern in the last few decades. In order to mitigate the global warming the reduction of energy consumption is essential in terms of energy saving and efficient utilization. In this lecture, the fundamental principle for energy production and utilization in energy science and engineering will be studied to understand the current energy technology. The advanced energy production and utilization technology to reduce energy consumption will be discussed based on the strategies for sustainable development. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Introduction
1) Energy science
lesson2 Climate change and Environment
1) Climate change and global warming
2) Earth system
3) Atmosphere
4) Ocean
lesson3 Thermal energy
1) Heat and temperature
2) Laws of thermodynamics
3) Combustion
4) Carbon capture and storage
5) Thermodynamics of steam power plants
lesson4 Hydro power
1) Physical properties of fluids
2) Mass continuity
3) Energy conservation: Bernoulli’s equation
4) Lift and circulation
5) Hydro power: Dam
6) Water turbines
7) Micro hydro and potential of hydropower
lesson5 Ocean power
1) Ocean properties
2) Ocean thermal energy conversion
3) Osmotic power
4) Tidal power
5) Wave power
lesson6 Wind power
1) Source of wind energy
2) Kinetic energy of wind
3) Wind turbine blade design factors
4) Modern wind turbines
lesson7 Solar energy
1) Solar spectrum and radiation
2) Solar cell
3) Photovoltaics(PV)
4) Concentrated solar power (CSP)
lesson8 Field trip to a renewable power plant
lesson9 Field trip to a renewable power plant
lesson10 Field trip to a renewable power plant
lesson11 Nuclear power
1) Binding energy and stability of nuclei
2) Fission
3) Fusion and magnetic confinement
3) Reactors
4) Nuclear waster and environment
lesson12 Biomass
1) Photosynthesis and crop
2) Biomass for heat and power
3) Liquid biofuels
lesson13 Energy and Society
1) Environmental impacts of energy production
2) Economics of energy production
3) Cost-benefit analysis and Risk analysis
4) Strategy for low carbon emissions
lesson14 Student presentations 1
1) Current energy resources of your own or target country
2) Future energy perspectives of your own or target country
3) Strategies for sustainable energy-efficient technology for your own or target country
lesson15 Student presentations 2
1) Current energy resources of your own or target country
2) Future energy perspectives of your own or target country
3) Strategies for sustainable energy-efficient technology for your own or target country
4) Final summary of course work 
Andrews and Jelley (2013), Energy Science: principles, technologies   and impacts, Oxford, 424p
Boeker and Grondelle (2011), Environmental Physics; Sustainable  Energy and Climate Change, Wiley, 429p
Goldemberg (2012), Energy; What everyone needs to know, Oxford, 159p
Godfrey Boyle (2012), Renewable Energy: Power for a sustainable future, Oxford, 566p 
PC or AV used in
Power Point, Computer, and Projector 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Basic knowledge of earth system science such as atmospheric and oceanic circulations of the earth. 
Requirements Basic knowledge of Earth System Science such as Atmosphere, Ocean, Hydrology, and their cycles 
Grading Method Attendance (30%), report (40%) and presentation (30%)
S: ≧ 90, A: < 90 and ≧ 80, B: < 80 and ≧ 70, C: < 70 and ≧ 60, Z(Fail): < 60 
Other 1. Field trip
 Visit a renewable power plant in Hiroshima Prefecture (Half or full day)
2. Report and Presentation
Theme : [Current energy resources, future perspectives and strategies for sustainable energy-efficient technology of your own country]
1) Report (40%) => Individual or group
2) Presentation (40%) => Individual or group 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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