Courses Catalogue

Energy Harvesting And Storage

COURSE CODE: ELE4231
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Electrical Engineering, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

The course deals with ways of the energy generating from the environment to power electronics. The energy is in the form of radiation, thermal energy and mechanical energy of the environment. The course on energy harvesting from mechanical energy of vibrations, shocks, deformation, human behaviour etc., and simulation modeling of energy harvesting systems.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

1.      Outline the principles of energy harvesting systems as well as methods of electro-mechanical conversion, principle of photovoltaic cells and thermoelectric generators.

2.      Describe the physical principles of energy harvesting methods mainly electro-mechanical conversion and simulation modeling of such mechatronic systems.

3.      Analyze the ambient energy for energy harvesting

4.      Simulate the modeling of electro-mechanical conversion

5.      Measure the amount of the electromagnetic fields in a generator

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student completing the course is expected to:

1.      Discuss independent ways of generating energy from surroundings for autonomous supplying of wireless sensors, remote electronics and low power devices.

2.      Simulate modeling of electro-mechanical conversion

3.      Analyze ambient energy for energy harvesting from the concrete industrial system.

4.      Select the best way of supplying of modern autonomous electronics.