ERE 501 – Energy Resources and Engineering

Overview of Energy Resources (Fossil fuel: oil, gas, coal, nuclear (fission, fusion)-Renewables: wind, wave, tidal, solar, geothermal and hydropower- Principles of energy production- Energy use in Egypt and current infrastructure to meet the demand- Electricity Generation (Conventional methods of generation – oil, gas, coal, nuclear)- Historical, current and future practice- Environmental and financial aspects of traditional technologies-Environmental impact and Public perception-Solar Energy Resource issues-Photovoltaic technologies: grid connected and standalone systems- Practical demonstration of PV and CPV systems- Solar Thermal Power Generation Technology and Applications

ERE 502-Renewable Energy Utilization

Heat Engines- Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)-Ocean wave energy conversion (AWEC)- Geothermal Energy- Tidal Energy Thermoelectricity- Fuel Cells- Hydrogen production and storage-Biomass- Photovoltaic solar cells- Solar tracking and control systems-Solar Concentrators- Solar satellite Systems- Wind Energy.

ERE 503- Solar Energy Engineering

Introduction- Characteristics of solar Energy Systems-Solar Energy Collectors- Solar arrays- Microwave solar systems-Performance of Solar Collectors- Solar Water Heating Systems-Solar Space Heating and Cooling- Industrial Process Heat- Solar Dryers- Solar Desalination Systems- Photovoltaic Systems- Solar Thermal Power Systems-Designing and Modeling Solar Energy Systems- Solar Energy Economic Analysis.

ERE 504-Fuels and Processes

Sources, Extraction, separation, and treatment- Transportation of petroleum- Natural Gas pipelines and Transportation- and underground storage- Basic principles of liquefaction- Liquefaction of Natural gas LNG and Transportation.

ERE 505- Computational Fluid Dynamics

The course gives a practice of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) by using the latest CFD code- The student will develop their skills to practically solve problems, of a basic flow pattern, whose analytical solution or correlation is available, an industrial-level problem, and finally an academic-level problem found in a recent paper in peer-reviewed journals- Computational Domain and Mesh- Physical Properties and Model. Boundary Conditions. Solving Procedures. Post-Processing Technique- Entry Flow in a Pipe- Optimal Distribution of Mesh Density, Mesh-Independent Solution- Particulate Flow. Particle Tracking Method. Heat and Mass transfer in Boundary Layer.

ERE 506- Thermal Hydraulics in Power Technology

Emphasis on thermo-fluid dynamic phenomena and analysis methods for conventional and nuclear power stations-Kinematics and dynamics of two-phase flows-Steam separation-Boiling, instabilities, and critical conditions-Single-channel transient analysis-Loop analysis including single and two-phase natural circulation-Sub-channel analysis.

ERE 507- Thermal and Cogeneration Systems

Thermal and energy systems, heat exchangers, gas turbines and co-generation- Second law of thermodynamics and concept of entropy generation and thermo-economics- Environmental issues and pollution control- Renewable energy system- Cogeneration design- heat exchanger design- energy storage systems- Optimization process.

ERE 508- Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Systems

Hydrogen Properties–(contains chemical characteristics of hydrogen) comparing characteristics of hydrogen to other fuels- Hydrogen Production energy conversion efficiencies-Hydrogen Fueling Stations -Hydrogen Pipelines – Hydrogen Fuel Quality and standard- Fuel Cells- fuel cell types and manufacturers, and a database of large (100 kW and larger) stationary fuel cells that are currently operating- Fuel Cell Vehicles -Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Analysis, Conversion Factors and Constants.

ERE 509- Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer

Conduction Heat Transfer Convection Heat Transfer(Internal and external Forced Convection- Natural Convection)- Boiling and Condensation- Heat Exchangers- Thermal Radiation- Radiation Heat Transfer- Mass Transfer- Heating and Cooling of Buildings – Refrigeration and Freezing of Foods.

ERE 510- Advanced Thermodynamics

Energy Analysis of Closed Systems- Entropy- Energy: A Measure of Work Potential- Gas Power Cycles- Vapor and Combined Power Cycles- Refrigeration Cycles- Thermodynamic Property Relations- Gas Mixtures- Gas Vapor Mixtures and Air-Conditioning.

ERE 511- Advanced Fluid Mechanics

Fluid Statics- Fluid Kinematics- Momentum and Analysis of Flow Systems- Differential Analysis of Fluid Flow- Approximations of the Navier-Stokes Equation- Flow Over Bodies: Drag and Lift- Compressible Flow- Open-Channel Flow- Turbomachinery.

ERE 512- Advanced Combustion and Air Pollution

Theory of combustion: Heat of reaction, flame temperature and combustion products. Structure of flames and flame transmitting- Explosion and detonation- Flammability limits, ignition and quenching: Flame trap and flame stabilization- Laminar and turbulent gaseous flames- Combustion of liquid and solid fuels- Pollutant formation in combustion-Reduction of emission by modification of combustion parameters.

ERE 701- Project Based Learning on Energy Resources Engineering

Students will participates in project-based learning activities in topics of applied nature related to the fields of specialization.

ERE 801 M. Sc. Thesis

ERE 601- Sustainable Energy Utilization

Introduction and Principles of sustainable energy- Essentials of: Fluid dynamics- Heat transfer- Solar radiation- Solar water heating- Green Buildings and other solar thermal applications- Photovoltaic generation- Hydro-power and artificial reservoirs- Power from the wind- The photosynthetic process- Biomass and biofuels- Wave power- Tidal power- Ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC)- Geothermal energy- Energy systems storage and transmission-Institutional and economic factors.

ERE 602- Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics

Methods and analysis techniques used in computational solutions of fluid mechanics and heat transfer problems- Contemporary methods for boundary layers, incompressible viscous flows, and inviscid compressible flows are studied- Finite differences and finite volume techniques are emphasized- Grid generation techniques.

ERE 603- Refrigeration and Indoor Environmental Control

Different refrigeration processes, refrigeration machinery, and large plants design. New refrigerants- advanced refrigeration processes-Optimizing insulation thickness and different mechanical components-Design and optimization of heat pump plants with safety standards-Mobile refrigeration and air conditioning systems, Absorption processes, low-temperature processes, and air separation processes-Thermal comfort and air quality indoors. Gaseous and particulate indoor air pollutants.

ERE 604- Turbomachinery

Introduction and an overview on dedicated aspects in thermal turbomachinery-Steam and gas turbines for power generation-Simple 1-D analysis of turbomachine components, 2D and 3D aspects-Dedicated aspects such as gas turbine cooling technology, mechanical integrity, materials, system behavior, and efficiency.

ERE 605- Energy Management: Introduction to Energy Management-
Kyoto Protocol-The Energy Audit Process

Understanding Energy Bills-Economic Analysis and Life Cycle Costing- Lighting- Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning- Understanding and Managing Boilers-Steam Distribution Systems- Control Systems and Computers- Energy Systems Maintenance- Insulation- Process Energy Management- Renewable Energy Sources and Water Management- Distributed Generation- Web-based Building Automation Controls and Energy Information Systems-Creating Green Buildings.

ERE 606- Energy Systems

Introduction to Energy-Systems Tools of Energy Systems-Economic Tools for Energy Systems-Climate Change and Climate Modeling- Fossil Fuel Resources- Stationary Combustion Systems- Carbon Sequestration- Nuclear Energy Systems- Hydroelectric power station-The Solar Resource- Solar Photovoltaic Technologies- Solar Thermal Applications- Wind Energy Systems- Energy Transmission Technologies- Electrical power distribution-Load side management and power factor compensation.

ERE 607- Advanced Topics in Fuels and Combustion

Advanced aspects of combustion and fuel technology- Combustion chemistry & Thermodynamics- Burners- Flames and Flame properties- Solid, liquid and gaseous fuels- Boilers- District heating/CHP units- Atmospheric pollution.

ERE 608- Energy Efficient Buildings

Introduction- Buildings- Energy Efficiency: Buildings Sector- Residential Sector-Commercial Sector- Public Sector- Envelope and Equipment- Energy Supply- Energy Codes-Standards and Laws- Comfort sensors- Lighting and day light- Optimization of heat, air, and ventilation.

ERE 609- Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF): Introduction- Current Practice of Production and use of Waste Derived Fuels

(Introduction-RDF from Processed Municipal Solid Waste)- RDF From Industrial Wastes- Environmental Assessment: (Introduction–Methodology- Technological Assumptions- RDF Assumptions)- Economic Assessment: (Municipal Waste Management Perspective- Co-Incineration Plant Perspective- Market Dynamics- Cost Information)- Alternative RDF Utilization Processes- Biomass: Virgin Biomass Production- Waste Biomass Abundance Energy Potential and Availability- Physical Conversion Processes- Integrated Biomass Production Conversion Systems and Net Energy Production.

ERE 610- Energy Storage (I).

Introduction- Thermal Energy Storage (Sensible Heat-Latent Heat- Inorganic Phase Change Materials- Organic Phase Change Materials- Quasi-Latent Heat-Heat Pumps)- Energy Storage in Organic Fuels (Synthetic Liquid Fuels- Gaseous Fuels Stored as Liquids)- Mechanical Energy (Potential Energy Storage-Energy Storage in Pressurized Gas- Hydroelectric Power Pumped-Hydro Storage)- Hydrogen Storage (Storage of Gaseous Hydrogen in High Pressure Tanks- Storage of Liquid Hydrogen in Insulated Tanks- Ammonia and Related Materials as Hydrogen Storage Media)- Energy Storage for Medium-to-Large Scale Applications (Utility Load Leveling, Peak Shaving, Transients)- Storage of Solar and Wind Generated Energy- Storage Technologies that are Especially Suited to these Applications.

ERE 611- Energy Storage (II)

Electromagnetic Energy (Energy Storage in Capacitors- Electrochemical Charge Storage Mechanisms- Electrostatic Energy Storage-Modeling Transient Behavior of Electrochemical Systems- Energy Storage in Magnetic Systems- Energy Storage in Superconducting Magnetic Systems- Batteries- Primary-No rechargeable Batteries- Lead-Acid Batteries for Large Scale Storage- Sodium/Sulfur Batteries- Storage of Energy for Vehicle Propulsion- Hybrid System Strategies.

ERE 612- Dynamic Uninterruptible Power Supply System (UPS)

Introduction (Principles and Configurations- Design Criteria and Selection-Installation and Testing- Maintenance)- Principles and Configurations of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Systems-Rotary UPS System Configurations- Design and Selection of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)- Installation and Testing of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)- Power Distribution and Equipment Grounding and Shielding Requirements-Testing and Start-Up-Test Equipment- Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Systems Maintenance Procedures.

ERE 613- Smart Grids

The Inevitable Emergence of the Smart Grid- The Rationale for an Advanced Smart Grid- Smart Convergence- Smart Grid 1.0 Emerges- Envisioning and Designing Smart Grid 2.0- Todays Smart Grid- Fast-Forward to Smart Grid 3.0- Advanced Smart Grid Complexities- Grid Operations-Market Operations.

ERE 614- Electrical Power Generation

Electrical power system- Alternators- Synchronous Generators- Induction Generators- Permanent Magnet Generators- Double Fed Induction Motors- Inverters and Converters- Automatic Voltage Regulation-Automatic Transfer Switches-Generator Protection and Switchgear.

ERE 702- Advanced Research Seminar on Energy Resources

Lectures given by distinguished professors on new published papers.

ERE703- Research Seminar on Recent Topics in Energy Resources

Research seminars conducted by Ph.D. students and based on presentations of recent journal papers.

ERE 802 – Ph.D. Thesis