MUTAH University
Course NameAcademic YearDescription
Course NameAcademic YearDescription
Thermo – Fluid SciencesMasterThis course involves the study of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Topics covered include the first and second laws of thermodynamics, entropy, exergy, power and refrigeration cycles. Moreover, equations of fluid mechanics in differential and integral form, laminar and turbulent flow in internal and external flows. As well, transient heat conduction, forced and natural convection, boiling and condensation, radiation heat transfer and heat exchangers.
Renewable Energy SystemsMasterTopics will include: passive and active solar systems, solar thermal energy (STE), flat Plate collectors, concentrating collectors, photovoltaic systems. Wind Energy: wind energy conversion, analysis of wind regimes, analysis of wind data and integration of wind and solar power systems into the electricity grid. Biomass and Bio-energy: Classification of biomass, physicochemical characteristics of biomass as fuel, biomass conversion routes. Small Hydropower: Overview of micro, mini and small hydro system, types of hydro turbine. Ocean Energy: principle of ocean thermal energy conversion system, principles of wave and tidal energy conversion. Geothermal Energy: Origin of geothermal resources, type of geothermal energy deposits. Hydrogen as a source of energy: types of fuel cell and fuel cell system.
Wind EnergyMasterThe purpose of this course is to introduce students to wind energy systems. The following topics will be covered in the course: Statistical methods of wind analysis, Wind Resources Assessment and Site Selection, Wind Machine Technologies and wind turbines performance analysis. The course deal with the basic characteristics of wind energy, site characterization, fundamental principles of wind energy utilization, and discusses the design of basic parts including aerodynamics, mechanical and electrical design aspects. Special emphasis will be given to the theory of design of turbine blades. Off-shore and on-shore wind plants integration into the power systems will also be addressed in this course. Furthermore, economics of wind energy systems, environmental impacts of wind power utilization will be discussed along with national regulations and authorizations and modern international experience in this area.
Advanced Eng. Mathematics and Numerical AnalysisMasterThis course will cover several concepts of advanced method of mathematics used for engineers including numerical analysis. The main topics of this course will be Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE), Partial Differential Equations (PDE), Complex variables and function, tensor, discrete system modeling by approximation techniques, solving linear algebraic equations, solving non-linear algebraic equations, Eigen value and Eigen vector problems and optimization.
Energy ConversionMasterCourse content: Forms of energy; Energy needs and available sources of energy; Petroleum, coal, oil shale and tar sand; Natural gas and hydrogen, hydropower and biomass; Principles of nuclear energy; Solar energy, geothermal energy, wind, tidal and wave power; Conversion of chemical energy into thermal energy using gas, liquid and solid fuel combustion systems; Conversion of thermal energy into mechanical energy and electrical power using heat engines (internal and external combustion engines and turbines) and electrical generators; Conversion of thermal energy into electrical power using thermoelectric converters and fuel cells.
HVAC, Heating, Ventilation, and Air- ConditioningFourth YearThe course provides a thorough knowledge in the following subjects: review of basic concepts in thermodynamics and heat transfer in buildings, psychometry, human comfort, air conditioning processes, ventilation and infiltration, heating and cooling load calculations, hot water heating systems, fans and duct design.
Internal Combustion EnginesFourth YearThe course aims to give the student the theoretical background of internal combustion engines. It includes the following topics: description of engine classification and parts, Combustion and ignition processes, enthalpy of combustion and formation, analysis of two stroke and four stroke internal combustion engines, rotary engines and thermodynamic cycle analysis, cooling and fuel systems, super charging, engine emissions and environmental control.
RefrigerationFifth YearThe course introduces the topics of vapor-compression refrigeration cycles, types of compressors, condenser and evaporator, expansion devices, vapor-compression systems, refrigerants, multi-pressure systems, absorption refrigeration, heat pumps, chillers and cooling towers.
TurbomachineryFifth YearThe subject includes the following topics: jet theory, general theory of turbines, impulse and reaction turbines, applications of similitude of pumps and turbines, performance, characteristics and selection of pumps, troubleshooting of pumping system and solutions of hammering and cavitation.
Fluid Mechanics-1Third YearThe course aims to introduce the student to the basic theories of fluid mechanics and its applications, Fluid properties and static continuity, Energy and momentum equations by control volume; dimensional analysis and similitude, Bernoulli equation and fluid measurement, Pipe flow.
Fluid Mechanics-2Fifth YearThe course aims to introduce the student to differential analysis; Continuity and momentum equations, Invested flow, potential flow, laminar and turbulent flow; boundary layers, drag, lift, incompressible flow in pipe, introduction to compressible flow.
Heat Transfer-2Fourth YearThis course is intended to expand the student knowledge in steady and transient multidimensional conduction; exact and approximate solutions, boiling and condensation and radiation processes and properties; radiation exchange between surfaces.
Probability and Engineering StatisticsThird YearThe objective of the course is to expose the student to the following topics: probability and statistics in engineering, descriptive statistics, introduction to probability, important discrete and continues distribution, the normal distribution, hypothesis testing, simple and multiple regression and application of statistics in quality control.
Numerical MethodsThird YearThis course has the following topic; roots finding, solution of linear algebraic equation, interpolation, integration and differentiation, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, curve fitting, solution of ordinary differential equations, introduction to the solution of partial differential equations.
Numerical Applications in Thermo- FluidsFifth YearThe course aims to expose the student to basic application of numerical techniques in thermos-fluids. In includes topics like finite difference and finite element methods, application to boundary layer equations, conduction and convection heat transfer, in viscid flows, Utilization of finite element and finite difference existing packages.
Operations Research-1Third YearThe aim of the course is to introduce the student to the basic principles of operations research. This includes the following topics: Introduction to operations research, linear programming modeling, solving linear programming by: graphical, simplex, and Big-M methods, duality, dual simplex method, Sensitivity analysis of linear programming, Transportation Problem, Assignment model, Maximum-flow problem, Shortest - route problem, Critical path method, Project scheduling using PERT - CPM method. It includes also an introduction to integer, dynamic programming.
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