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MECH ENG 7021 - Combustion Technologies & High Temperature Processes
University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

MECH ENG 7021 - Combustion Technologies & High Temperature Processes

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 6 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assessment: Assignments, design project, final exam
Syllabus:

The course covers the basics of thermal energy technologies that are common for combustion and fuels, with an emphasis on high temperature production processes. The Paris Agreement requires elimination of global, energy-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, and this will demand a staggering transformation since 80% of current energy systems rely on the combustion of fossil fuels. This move to increasing fractions of renewable energy, including renewable hydrogen, biomass, waste and concentrated solar thermal, is driven by the need to mitigate GHG emissions and is expected to take around 50 years. The deployment of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technology alongside existing fossil fuel energy production is also expected. Managing these changes brings many technical challenges, since any change in fuel composition or energy mix will influence the design of the combustion system, fuel consumption and pollutant emissions. The course will equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to address these challenges. It covers the understanding, analysis and design of modern combustion systems to account for fuel properties, maximise output and minimise air pollution. Combustion involves both mixing of the fuel and oxidant and the subsequent chemical reactions. The course therefore involves consideration of both combustion aerodynamics and fuel properties. It covers fuel selection, alternative and waste fuels, the design principles involved in reducing pollutant emissions, modelling, applications of combustion for power generation and minerals processing, hybridising combustion with concentrated solar thermal energy and fuel upgrading using solar thermal energy.

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3
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Tue 14/03/2023 Thu 23/03/2023 Fri 05/05/2023 Fri 09/06/2023


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12097 TU01 20 13 3 Mar - 7 Apr Friday 11am - 1pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM205, Teaching Room
28 Apr - 2 Jun Friday 11am - 1pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM205, Teaching Room
15309 TU02 0 FULL 1 Mar - 5 Apr Wednesday 1pm - 2pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
26 Apr - 31 May Wednesday 1pm - 2pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
Note: This class is for OFFSHORE students only. To request to enrol in this class please fill out this form: https://set.adelaide.edu.au/student-support/forms-policies/course-or-class-full-resolution-form. NOTE: You will need to provide evidence, or a statement, that you will be located offshore for the duration of the course when submitting this form.
Related Class: Project
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12099 PJ01 20 13 1 Mar - 5 Apr Wednesday 2pm - 4pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM205, Teaching Room
26 Apr - 31 May Wednesday 2pm - 4pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM205, Teaching Room
15311 PJ02 0 FULL 1 Mar - 5 Apr Wednesday 9am - 10am MyUni, OL, Online Class
26 Apr - 31 May Wednesday 9am - 10am MyUni, OL, Online Class
Note: This class is for OFFSHORE students only. To request to enrol in this class please fill out this form: https://set.adelaide.edu.au/student-support/forms-policies/course-or-class-full-resolution-form. NOTE: You will need to provide evidence, or a statement, that you will be located offshore for the duration of the course when submitting this form.
Related Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
19408 LEC0 15 8 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.