Courses Detail Information

VK482 – Materials Processing Design


Instructor:

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites: Vk330 and Vk335, Senior Standing

Degree Program: MSE

Terms Offered:

Description:

Design, manufacturing and validation of complex products. Sponsor-based projects. Project based teamwork. Prototyping. User centric design principles. System engineering. Project management. Written and oral presentations as design reviews.

 

COURSE TOPICS:

DESIGN PROCESS

Thermodynamic Limits in Materials Processing

Molecular and Mass Balances

Generalized Energy Balance

Rate Laws

Mass Transport

Heat Transfer

 

PROCESS MODELING

Heat Exchangers

Reactor Types

Non-isothermal Continuous Process

Flowcharting

Balance Spaces

Dynamic Process Models

 

PROCESS CONTROL

Process Design Equations

Transfer Function

Dynamic Behavior

Feedback Control

Transient Response and Controller Design

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

In the course of the semester, the students learn to:

Analyze and evaluate global and personal energy demands and usage patterns

Learn the mechanisms and physical principles governing energy conversion

Estimate the energy generation and storage potential of a wide range of materials

Use quantitative methods to analyze existing technology and identify environmental, economic, and societal impacts

Identify viable new technology on the basis of efficiency, economic feasibility, and other considerations

Design processes for manufacturing materials and devices that will make renewable energy an economically feasible alternative to fossil fuel combustion

Research, select, retrieve, and analyze highly technical information using modern scholarly search tools

Work effectively in teams

Effectively communicate findings and results in written and oral form

Defend their findings in an open forum consisting of peers and experts

 

COURSE OUTCOMES:

After taking this course, the students will be able to:

Analyze the efficiency of energy generating and conversion devices.

Calculate the energy density and storage capacity of various devices and materials

Principles and selection of materials in photovoltaic, piezoelectric, thermoelectric devices, batteries, capacitors, etc.

Evaluate the feasibility of various materials systems for energy conversion and storage

Relate materials properties to their economic, societal, and environmental impacts

Develop methods for materials processing based on materials properties and desired device performance

 

ASSESSMENT TOOLS:

Written problem sets

Written reports and oral presentations

Peer / Self / Team evaluation reports

Course Profile:

Syllabus: