Power and Energy Institute of Kentucky

 
 
 

Power Courses – Spring 2011

Spring 2011

(Information is subject to change. Students should check in their “MyUK” account for latest information.)

EGR Courses   

EGR 199 Section 006 - TOPS IN EGR: EGR 240 ENERGY ISSUES       Credit: 3.0
MWF 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
Ralph G Anderson  Ralph G Anderson-Rm.203-RGAN
Lawrence E Holloway
This is a cross-disciplinary course open to all majors.  This course critically examines issues associated with the technical, economic, societal, environmental, and geopolitical aspects of energy.   The course is taught through lectures, discussions, and invited speakers. 


EGR 699 Section 003 - TOP ENGR: EGR 649 PWR & ENRGY EXPERIENC       Credit: 3.0
F 8:00 am – 1:00: pm [ pink sheet to 1:00pm and move to 699 level]
F Paul Anderson Tower  F Paul Anderson Tower-Rm.255-FPAT
Donald G Colliver  

Unique experiences through visits to a variety of energy-related sites and presentations from  topical experts.  Throughout the semester, there will be trips to selected energy related sites, which may include sites such as a biofuels facility, pumped storage site, power plant, power operations center, windfarm, landfill gas site, smart grid demonstration center, solar farm, high efficiency building, etc.   These visits will be prepared for in advance through lectures and assignments.


EGR 599 Section 004 - TOP ENGR:EGR540 POLICY & ECO OF ENERG       Credit: 3.0
TR 9:30 am – 10:45 am
TBD F Paul Anderson Tower-Rm.255-FPAT
Timothy Taylor; Johne M Parker  

This is an overview class that provides background on: Tariff/rate structures, the role of public service commissions (public utilities commissions), economic dispatch and generation/load balancing issues, demand management, environmental issues (including emissions, water use, right-of-way, and waste disposal), regulated and deregulated markets, and business and environmental ethics


Electrical Engineering (EE) Courses

EE 415G Section 001 - ELECTROMECHANICS       Credit: 3.0
TR 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Ralph G Anderson  Ralph G Anderson-Rm.203-RGAN
Jimmie J Cathey  
Study of electric machines and electromechanical systems.


EE 518 Section 001 - ELECTRIC DRIVES       Credit: 3.0
TR 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
F Paul Anderson Tower  F Paul Anderson Tower-Rm.255-FPAT
Jimmie J Cathey  
Introduction to common power electronic converters used in electric motor drives. Steady-state analysis methods for electric machines fed by power conditioning converters. Performance prediction of electric machines by electromagnetic field theory and by coupled oil models


EE 539 Section 001 - POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS       Credit: 3.0
TR 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Ralph G Anderson  Ralph G Anderson-Rm.207-RGAN
Paul Dolloff  
Study of electric utility distribution power systems. Topics include configurations, equipment, customer class data, load flow, phase balancing, capacitor placement, system protection, power quality, and distributed generation. Prereq: EE 537, engineering standing or consent of instructor


EE 599 Section 002 - TOPS IN EE:PWR SYS FAULT ANLYS & PROTECT       Credit: 3.0
Lecture 
MW 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
F Paul Anderson Tower  F Paul Anderson Tower-Rm.255-FPAT
Yuan Liao 
This course teaches computer based methods for performing fault analysis of power systems, and principles for protecting power systems.


EE 599 Section 003 - TOPS IN EE: SOLAR POWER       Credit: 3.0
MW 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
F Paul Anderson Tower  F Paul Anderson Tower-Rm.255-FPAT
Vijay Singh  


EE 599 Section 004 (also EE603 Section 1)- TOPS IN EE: POWER ELECTRONICS       Credit: 3.0
(Also EE699) 
MW 9:30 am – 10:45 am
F Paul Anderson Tower  F Paul Anderson Tower-Rm.255-FPAT
Aaron M Cramer  
Study of solid-state power electronic devices and their applications in power conditioned electric motor drive systems. Examination of control philosophies, steady-state models, and numerical simulation of characterizing differential equations. Current topics of interest from the literature.


EE 603 Section 001 - POWER ELECTRONICS       Credit: 3.0
Prereq: EE 517 and EE 571 or consent of instructor.

MW 9:30 am – 10:45 am
F Paul Anderson Tower  F Paul Anderson Tower-Rm.255-FPAT
(Room Cap Opt: 42)

Aaron M Cramer  
Study of solid-state power electronic devices and their applications in power conditioned electric motor drive systems. Examination of control philosophies, steady-state models, and numerical simulation of characterizing differential equations. Current topics of interest from the literature.


EE 599 / EE699  - TOPS IN EE: Smart Grid Automation and Control of Power Systems…       Credit: 3.0
M 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
F Paul Anderson Tower  F Paul Anderson Tower-Rm.255-FPAT
Yuan Liao  
This course covers the concepts and key technologies enabling smart grid and various issues related to smart grid deployment

Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) Courses

BAE 599 Section 001 - TOPS BIOSYS ENGR:BUILD MODEL NRENEW DES       Credit: 3.0
TBD TBD – TBD
TBD TBD
Donald G Colliver  


BAE 599 Section 002 - TOPS BIOSYS ENGR:THERMCHEM PRCSS BIOMASS       Credit: 3.0
TR 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
TBD TBD
Czarena Crofcheck  
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Introduction to thermal and catalytic processes for the conversion of biomass to biofuels and other biobased products.  Topics include gasification, fast pyrolysis, hydrothermal processing, syngas to synfuels, and bio-oil upgrading.  Application of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid dynamics to bioenergy and biofuels.


BAE 625 Section 001 - TOP ADV ENVIR CONTRL/ANAL: ENERGY MODEL       Credit: 3.0
TR 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
TBD TBD
Donald G Colliver  

Chemical and Materials Engineering

MSE 599/CME 599 Section 001 - Electrochemical Energy Storage
TR 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Yang-Tse Cheng
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Introductory thermodynamics, kinetics, electrochemistry, mechanics of materials, and batteries and fuel cells, as well as computational modeling using MATLAB and COMSOL.

Civil Engineering (CE) Courses

CE 351 Section 001 - INTRO ENVIRONMENTAL EGR       Credit: 3.0
TR 8:00 am – 9:15 am
Lafferty Hall  Lafferty Hall-Rm.108-L
TBD
Overview of environmental chemistry and microbiology, water quality, water and wastewater treatment, risk assessment, hazardous waste management, and air pollution control. Emphasis on the basic science and engineering principles required to understand both natural and engineered systems, as well as the engineering approach to understanding the natural environment and specific treatment and mitigation methods.

CE 533 Railroad Facilities Design and Analysis
Principles of railroad location, construction, rehabilitation, maintenance, and operation with emphasis on track structure design and analysis, bridges and bridge loading, drainage considerations, track geometry effects, and operating systems analysis.
[Rail delivers over 60% of the coal shipped to U.S. power plants, representing a critical link in the power and energy supply chain. Rail systems also provide one of the most fuel efficient methods for shipping all material in the U.S. The course covers the efficient design, maintenance, and operation of rail systems to ensure this critical energy infrastructure link is serviceable to the power and energy industry.]

CE 652 Fundamentals of Water Quality Control II
Theory and practices of wastewater treatment with emphasis on biological treatment processes for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment.
[The class covers the principles and applications of biotechnology for pollution control which is the most economical and environmentally friendly method to restore the damaged ecosystem caused by energy exploitation and applications.]

Mechanical Engineering (ME) Courses

ME 321 Section 001- ENGR THERMODYNAMICS II       Credit: 3.0
MWF 8:00 am – 8:50 am
F Paul Anderson Tower  F Paul Anderson Tower-Rm.257-FPAT
Patrick K. Poole  
Gas mixtures, air-water vapor mixtures. Air conditioning system design. Principles and design of energy conversion devices, power and refrigeration cycles. Principles of combustion, chemical equilibrium, one-dimensional gas dynamics. Nozzle design. Continuation of ME 220. Prereq: ME 220, MA 214, and engineering standing.


ME 321 Section 201 - ENGR THERMODYNAMICS II       Credit: 3.0
TR 11:00 am – 12:20 pm
Whitehall Classroom Bldg  Whitehall Classroom Bldg-Rm.319-CB
Patrick K. Poole  
LOCATION: Lexington, via interactive video. Part of Distance Learning Programs, (859) 257-3377 – Part of Distance Learning Programs, (859) 257-3377
Gas mixtures, air-water vapor mixtures. Air conditioning system design. Principles and design of energy conversion devices, powerand refrigeration cycles. Principles of combustion, chemical equilibrium, one-dimensional gas dynamics.


ME 549 Section 201 - POWER GENERATION       Credit: 3.0
MW 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Robotics & Manufacturing Building  Robotics & Manufacturing Bu-Rm.309-RMB
Vincent Capece  
LOCATION: Paducah, via interactive video. Part of Distance Learning Programs, (859) 257-3377
Modern powerplants for electric power generation and cogeneration. Thermodynamic analysis of different concepts of powerplants.Design studies of specific powerplants. Prereq: ME 321 and ME 330.


ME 563 Section 001 - BAS COMBUSTION PHENOMENA       Credit: 3.0
MWF 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Patterson Office Tower  Patterson Office Tower-Rm.145-OT
Kozo Saito  
Simultaneous application of fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, chemical kinetics and thermodynamics to combustion. Topics covered include chemical kinetics, chain and thermal explosions, detonation and deflagration, flammability limits, stirred reactors. Flame stabilization in high and low velocity streams, laminar and turbulent diffusion flames, droplet burning, and metal combustion. Prereq: ME 321, ME 330, ME 325 and engineering standing; or graduate standing.


ME 599 Section 205 - TOPICS IN ME: ROTODYNAMIC TURBOMACHINERY       Credit: 3.0
TR 5:00 pm – 6:20 pm
TBD TBD
Keith E Rouch  
LOCATION: TBA Part of Distance Learning Programs, (859) 257-3377

Mining Engineering (MNG) Courses

MNG 511 Section 001 - MINE POWER SYSTEM DESIGN       Credit: 3.0
TR 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Mine and Minerals Research Building  Mine and Minerals Research -Rm.112-MMRB
(Room Cap Opt: 36)

Joseph Sottile Jr.  

A study of mine power distribution systems, major power system components, and techniques of power system analysis. Topics include per-unit analysis; symmetrical component analysis; grounding, including ground-bed design, ground-resistor sizing, and ground wire monitoring; cable and transformer sizing; and load-flow analysis. Course may not be used to satisfy degree requirements in electrical engineering if credit is earned in EE 538. Prereq: EE 305 or equivalent and engineering standing.