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COURSE Turbomachines in Renewable Energy COURSE CODE      ST 213
SEMESTER January - April, 2016 NO. OF CREDITS      3:0

The objective of the course is to refine turbomachinery designs in challenging operating conditions imposed by renewable energy sources characterized by variability (input/output sides) and low intensity/enthalpy levels. Concepts include Euler theory, velocity triangles, dimensional analysis, mean line/stream line theory, loss models, performance estimation, Cordier/nsds diagrams and others. Practical design approach from theory and experimental models for incompressible fluids (hydro turbines, wind turbines and liquid pumps) and compressible fluids (air, steam and new working fluids for solar thermal and waste heat sources) Radial, diagonal and axial flow turbomachines with impulse and reaction physics. Discussion on innovative and unconventional turbomachines.

  • Dr. Punit Singh, Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research (ICER)
  1. Dixon S.L and Hall C.A, ‘Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Turbomachinery’, 6th Edition, Elsevier Publication, 2010
  2. Neschleba M, ‘Hydraulic Turbines-Their Design and Equipment’, Atria Prague, 1957
  3. Stepanoff A.J, ‘Centrifugal and Axial Flow Pumps, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1957
  4. Horlock J. H, ‘Axial Flow Compressors and Axial Flow Turbines, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics’, Butterworths, 1958
  5. Watson N and Janota M.S, ‘Turbocharging the Internal Combustion Engine’, The Macmillan Press, 1982
  6. Balje O. E, ‘Turbo Machines-A Guide to Design, Selection, and Theory’, John Wiley & Sons, 1981


SEMESTER August - December NO. OF CREDITS      3

Energy is a critical component in the daily life of mankind. Historically, energy production technologies have shown a continual diversification depending on technological, social, economical, and even political impacts. In recent times, environmental and ecological issues have also significantly affected the energy usage patterns. Hence, renewable energy sources are occupying increasingly important part of the emerging energy mix. This course gives an introduction to key renewable energy technologies. Case studies will be discussed to emphasize the applications of renewable energy technologies. At the end of the course, students should be able to identify where, how and why renewable energy technologies can be applied in practice.

  • Prof. S. Srinivasa Murthy, Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research (ICER)
  • Prof. Praveen Ramamurthy, Department of Materials Engineering
  • Prof. S. Dasappa, Centre for Sustainable Technologies
  • Prof. R. Govardhan, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Prof. K. Srinivasan, Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research (ICER)
  • Prof. Pradip Dutta, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Renewable energy basics: Global and Indian energy scenario and the status and role of renewables. Types of renewable energy sources, their potential, advantages and limitaions.
  • Solar thermal energy: Measurement and collection, flat plate collectors, concentrating collectors, solar ponds, solar thermal power plants, solar cooling and desalination technologies.
  • Solar photovoltaics: Basics of photovoltaic energy conversion, PV modules and arrays, system components and configurations, introduction to Thin Film PV technology, concentrated  PV systems.
  • Thermal energy storage: Technologies based on Sensible heat, Latent Heat, sorption and Chemical Reaction.
  • Ocean energy: Principles of OTEC, wave and tidal energy conversion systems.
  • Wind Energy: Wind characteristics, National wind atlas, Types of wind turbines and their characteristics.
  • Biofuels: Properties and characterization, Biogas generation through aerobic and anaerobic digestion, Thermo chemical methods of biofuel utilization.
  • Geothermal energy: Nature, modes of occurance and utilization.
  • Hydrogen energy: Fundamentals of production, distribution, storage and utilization of hydrogen for automotive and stand-alone applications, Fuel cell fundamentals and types.


QIP Short Term Course Photovoltaics and Applications to Smart Grid SPONSORED BY    AICTE, New Delhi

Smart grid is an emerging discipline in the power systems area. Further, renewable energy systems like photovoltaic based grid connected units are already gaining popularity in many places. Interfacing the renewable energy systems to the existing grid and the various related smart grid applications lead to many research challenges that need to be solved. This workshop is a platform to discuss the existing scenarios, analyse them and develop possible future road map.
Course Contents:

  1. Renewable Energy Sources
  2. Solar Photovoltaic Cells
  3. PV Cell characterization
  4. Converters for MPPT
  5. Energy storage
  6. Smart Grid – applications

COORDINATORS Dr. Subba Reddy B and Dr. L Umanand,
Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research (ICER-IISc)

The course is meant for faculty of AICTE – recognized engineering colleges. Selected teachers will be paid TA at actual subject to the limit of Three tier AC train/bus fare by the shortest route from the place of work to Bangalore and back. However, the maximum TA payable is Rs.1400/-. They will be provided with a daily allowance (for 5 days only) towards boarding and lodging as per QIP rules, and will be supplied with the course materials. Local participants will be paid DA @ Rs.75/- per day for 5 days. The lodging charges will be Rs.150/- per day.
A few seats are available for non-sponsored (selfsupport) teachers, practicing engineers from Utilities, R&D organizations, industries and other interested in this course. A course fee of Rs.10,000/- will be charged to these participants. This will entitle them to participate in the course and receive the course material. Single room accommodation is available on the Institute campus at the Hoysala House. The participants have to request in advance along with the registration form for such accommodation. The lodging charges will be Rs.200/- per day, subject to availability of accommodation.


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