Processes Energy and Materials Modeling

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode WMEE016-05
Vaknaam Processes Energy and Materials Modeling
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Processes Energy and Materials Modeling
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1) Debate and compare the methodology and the potentials and the limitations of the various types of models for energy and materials research.
2) Design a research approach applying the complementary aspects of the various types of models.
3) Argue in depth a complex state of the art energy and materials project.
4) Contribute effectively to the work and organization of the project group.
5) Evaluate their own contribution and the contribution of team members to the research project.
Omschrijving All products and product systems have impacts on the environment. One of the main challenges for a sustainable future is to significantly reduce the environmental impacts of products and product systems.
This course focuses on methodology to quantify and analyze the environmental impacts of products and product systems. The course offers different modeling techniques and approaches to assess a range of environmental impacts.

The didactical approach of this course is focused on project-based learning. After a theoretical introduction students work in teams on applying the methodology and models to assess the environmental impacts of their project. The student teams are mainly selfresponsible how to approach their project; however teams are regularly coached by the staff. Each year the staff aims at selecting challenging, state-of-the-art projects.

At the end of the course the student teams present their project findings in a written report and verbal presentation. An additional report discusses the individual contribution and personal development.
The course is concluded with an individual verbal examination.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM)
(Lectures (16 h, Introduction to theory), Assignment 1 (16 h, Learning the models), Assignment 2 (90 h, Project work and feedback), Self study (18h).)
Toetsvorm Mondeling tentamen (OR), Opdracht (AST), Presentatie (P), Verslag (R)
(Final mark: Oral exam (40%, individual oral examination on: the theory, the models, application of the models and the project), Report 1 (including presentation) (40%, group report and presentation of the project), Report 2 (10%, individual report of own and group functioning and personal growth), Assignment (10%, individual assignments to lear to apply the models).)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator drs. M.R. Berger
Docent(en) dr. R.M.J. Benders ,drs. M.R. Berger ,Prof. Dr. K.S. Hubacek , G.A.H. Laugs, MSc. ,Prof. Dr. A. Purushothaman Vellayani , F. Ruzzenenti, PhD. ,prof. dr. ir. M.A. van den Broek
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All supporting materials are available on Nestor.
Entreevoorwaarden Maximum capacity: 20 students.
The course prepares for 2nd year design and research projects of the MSc Mechanical Engineering.

The students from Mechanical Engineering who register for this course follow in practice the first part (2A) of the course WMEE009-10 Modeling Energy and Material Systems together with the students from the Master Energy and Environmental Sciences.
Opmerkingen Pass mark: A minimum of 5.5 for each of the grades (oral examination, project report, individual report and assignments) is required.

Second examiner for this course is prof. dr. A. Purushothaman Vellayani.

The oral exam will be scheduled in the exam weeks of 2A in consultation between course coordinator and students.

In case the assessment has to take place online, the oral exam will be adjusted to an online oral exam from home.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Mechanical Engineering: Smart and Green Energy Systems  (Electives) 1 semester II a option group A