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Spring 2012-2013
MAE 424 / ENE 424  

Energy Storage Systems

Daniel A. Steingart

This is a survey course on energy storage systems with a focus on electrochemical energy storage. Fundamentals of thermodynamics will be reviewed and fundamentals of electrochemistry introduced. These fundamentals will then be applied to devices such as batteries, flywheels and compressed air storage. Device optimization with respect to energy density, power density, cycle life and capital cost will be considered.

Sample reading list:
Robert Huggins, Energy Storage
Journal Review Articles

Reading/Writing assignments:
Roughly 25 to 40 pages a week in Energy Storage by Robert Huggins and/or Journal Review Articles provided on the website. Approximately 5 assignments, a short design project, and a term paper.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Design Project - 20%
Term Paper(s) - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Problem set(s) - 10%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
MAE 221 or Equivalent, Freshman Physics, Freshman Chemistry, Knowlege of ODE/PDE.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42944 L01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm T Th   Engineering Quad D-Wing   D221   Enrolled:4 Limit:40