SOLAR THERMAL AND PHOTO-VOLTAIC ENGINEERING

NPRE 476

Dr. Magdi Ragheb

Fall 2024

 

Professor

 

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  3. Advisor's list 2003.

Assignments and Teaching Assistants

        Assignments will account for 40 percent of the final grade.

Assignments  Policy and Guidelines

In case of "Internet Rationing" or collapse, final grade will be based on received assignments and on tests taken.

Recommeded Text

J. O. McVeigh, "Sun Power: An Introduction to the Applications of Solar Energy," Pergamon Press: Pergamon International Library of Science, Technology Engineering and Social Studies: 1977, 208 pp., 250 x 176 mm, https://www.mragheb.com/Ragheb%20Sun%20Power.pdf

List of assignments Word

List of assignments, pdf
 

Recorded Lecture Notes
Lecture 1
Preface

 

 

NPRE 476  First Midterm.
During class period, Friday, February 24

NPRE 476  Second Midterm.
During class period, Monday, March 27

NPRE 476  Third Exam.
Monday May 8, 7-10 pm

Teaching Assistant Information
Course Outline

Course University Review

Prerequisites

CS 101, or MATH 241 or MATH 380, one of: CHBE 421, ECE 110, ECE 205, ME310, TAM 335

Credit

Undergraduates: 3 units.

Graduates: 3 units + 1  unit with term paper or special project, for a total of 4 units.

 

Tests

Two midterm tests and one final test are scheduled.

Each will account for 20 percent of the final grade for a total of 60 percent of the final grade.

Assignments, quizzes (unannounced), final project, 40 percent. Attendance receives up to 20 extra credit points.

Calendar for Spring Semester, ****

Room 114 Transportation Building

Face-to-face synchronous meetings with required attendance

2:00-2:50 pm, MWF

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 16 (No classes)
Instruction begins Tuesday January 17
Spring Break begins Saturday March 11
Instruction resumes Monday March 20
Instruction ends Wednesday May 3
Reading day Thursday May 4
Final Examinations Begin Friday, May 5
Final Examinations End Friday, May 12

First Midterm exam

Friday, February 24

Second Midterm exam

Monday, March 27

Final Exam

Monday May 8, 7-10 pm

 

Book Chapters

Magdi Ragheb (2017), "Economics of Wind Power Generation," Chap. 25, Part VI, Financial Modeling/Wind Economics, pp. 537 -554, in: Trevor M. Letcher, Ed., "Wind Energy Engineering, A Handbook for Onshore and Offshore Wind Turbines," Academic Press, Elsevier, 2017.

Magdi Ragheb (2017), "History of Harnessing Wind Power," Chap. 7, Part III, Wind Turbine Technology, pp. 127 - 142, in: Trevor M. Letcher, Ed., "Wind Energy Engineering, A Handbook for Onshore and Offshore Wind Turbines," Academic Press, Elsevier, 2017.

Magdi Ragheb and Adam M. Ragheb (2011). "Wind Turbines Theory - The Betz Equation and Optimal Rotor Tip Speed Ratio,"
 Fundamental and Advanced Topics in Wind Power, Rupp Carriveau (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-508-2,
 InTech, http://www.intechopen.com/articles/show/title/wind-turbines-theory-the-betz-equation-and-optimal-rotor-tip-speed-ratio

Adam M. Ragheb and Magdi Ragheb (2011). "Wind Turbine Gearbox Technologies,"
Fundamental and Advanced Topics in Wind Power, Rupp Carriveau (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-508-2,
InTech,  http://www.intechopen.com/articles/show/title/wind-turbine-gearbox-technologies

Magdi Ragheb (2011). "Nuclear Naval Propulsion,"
Nuclear Power - Deployment, Operation and Sustainability, Pavel Tsvetkov (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-474-0,
 InTech, http://www.intechopen.com/articles/show/title/nuclear-naval-propulsion

Magdi Ragheb (2011). "Thorium Fission and Fission-Fusion Fuel Cycle,"
Nuclear Power - Deployment, Operation and Sustainability, Pavel Tsvetkov (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-474-0,
InTech, http://www.intechopen.com/articles/show/title/thorium-fission-and-fission-fusion-fuel-cycle

M. Ragheb and D. Gvillo, "Hybrid Symbolic-Procedural Programming Methodology for Monte Carlo Particle Transport Simulations,"
Science and Engineering on Cray Supercomputers, A Cray Research Inc. Book,
Proc. of the Third International Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, pp. 491-515,  September 1987.

Yoshioka, R., Kinoshita, M., Jorgensen, L., & Ragheb, M. (2017). Environment, waste, and resources. In Molten Salt Reactors and Thorium Energy (pp. 231-259). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-101126-3.00009-9
 

WebTextbook

M. Ragheb
Intellectual Property IP

https://law.depaul.edu/academics/centers-institutes-initiatives/center-for-intellectual-property-law-and-information-technology/Pages/default.aspx
 

Solar Thermal and Photo-Voltaic Engineering
Harvesting The Sun

M. Ragheb

Preface

Introduction
Global Solar Energy Trends
Solar Thermal Power and Energy Storage Historical Perspective

Floating Solar Plants
Hailstrorms Effects on Solar Structures
Sustainable Global Energy Desertec Concept
Solar Generators History
Extraterrestrial Solar Radiation
Solar Radiation at the Earth's Surface
Solar Radiation: Measurement Data and Estimation
Selected Topics in Heat Transfer
Radiation Characteristics of Opaque Materials
Transmission of Radiation through Partially Transparent Media
Flat-Plate Solar Collectors
Focusing Collectors
Solar Energy Storage
Solar Process Models
Solar Water Heating
Solar Heating
Solar Cooling
Photo-voltaic Systems
Solar Ponds
Solar Distillation
Environmental Considerations
Licensing Policy of Solar Power Systems
Legal Considerations of Solar Power Generation
Economics of Solar Energy
Solar Project Development and Financing
Electrical Generation and Grid System Integration
Risk and Safety Ethics
High Voltage Direct Current for Solar Power
Sustainable Global Energy Desertec Concept
Smart Electrical Grid and Metering
Similarity, Scaling and Model Testing
Rents, Royalties, Easements and Land Values
Global Climatic Variation and Energy Use
Natural Gas as a Bridge Fuel to Renewables
Energy Hydrogenation and Decarbonization
Powerwall and Powerpack Tesla Batteries

Appendices

I.       Greek Prefixes
II.     Abbreviations
III.    Conversion Factors and Physical Constants
IV.    Carbon Dioxide Emissions
V.      Energy Content of Different Fuels

VI.    Vector Relations

References
1. J. O. McVeigh, "Sun Power: An Introduction to the Applications of Solar Energy," Pergamon Press: Pergamon International Library of Science, Technology Engineering and Social Studies: 1977, 208 pp., 250 x 176 mm, https://www.mragheb.com/Ragheb%20Sun%20Power.pdf
2. John A. Duffie and William E. Beckman, "Solar Energy Thermal Processes," 1974, 386 pp., 250 x 176 mm, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Wiley-Interscience Publication.
3. M. M. H. Ragheb and T. H. Higgins, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Book Review, J. O. McVeigh, "Sun Power: An Introduction to the Applications of Solar Energy,"  June 1978, Volume NS-25, Number 3,    https://www.mragheb.com/Ragheb%20Sun%20Power.pdf
 

Gradute papers

Spring 2024

 

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