学内で開催されるオンライン授業の情報漏えい防止のため，2021年9月17日以降は授業カタログの更新を見合わせています

Electricity is the most important and essential energy source for the sustainable development of human society and civilization. Maintaining the stability and the affordable cost of the electricity is the key factor to develop our countries. It is essential to develop the best fit energy policy for each country in accordance with the energy sources available to the country, carefully considering the best combination of the electric power generation schemes based on the good understanding and the analysis of the properties, merits and demerits, and costs etc. of each power generation method.

The purpose of this course is to let the students obtain the sufficient and well-structured knowledge on electric power generation good enough to understand and discuss how the energy supply policies are established and maintained in the country in focus for sustainable development, by learning the following:

-Importance of electric energy

-Fundamentals of electrical engineering

-Principles, properties, and configurations of the various power generating schemes

-Outline of the instrumentation and control systems of a power generating station, focusing on a nuclear power plant, including the brief discussions on engineering methods to achieve high reliability of the instrumentation and control system for the reliable operation of the plant

The purpose of this course is to let the students obtain the sufficient and well-structured knowledge on electric power generation good enough to understand and discuss how the energy supply policies are established and maintained in the country in focus for sustainable development, by learning the following:

-Importance of electric energy

-Fundamentals of electrical engineering

-Principles, properties, and configurations of the various power generating schemes

-Outline of the instrumentation and control systems of a power generating station, focusing on a nuclear power plant, including the brief discussions on engineering methods to achieve high reliability of the instrumentation and control system for the reliable operation of the plant

時間割／共通科目コード

コース名

教員

学期

時限

08D1439

FAS-DA4F39L3

エネルギー環境工学

福本 亮

水曜4限、水曜5限

教室

講義使用言語

英語

単位

2

実務経験のある教員による授業科目

NO

他学部履修

可

開講所属

教養学部

授業計画

The classes are held in the A1 term. A couple of the classes are scheduled in a row in the period 4 and 5 of every Wednesday from October 6 to November 17. The classes include a class for learning the nuclear power dynamics using plant simulators which is scheduled in the period 4 on November 17. The examination will be held in the period 5 on November 17. Note that the duration of a class is 90 minutes.
Classes are held online using Zoom. The link to the invitation for the Zoom online classes is shown in the bottom of this syllabus page.
Should a student has to join the online classes from abroad (outside Japan) due to the travel restrictions to Japan, such a student should report to the instructor in advance by the email to *****” (instructor’s email address).
If the Covid-19 pandemic situation improves and the faculty allows to have the face to face classes, then the instructor may request the students to attend the class in person. When such an opportunity comes, the instructor will discuss with the students if is is acceptable to all the students.
The class schedule is as follows:
-Class 1/2: Period 4/5 on Wednesday, October 6
-Class 3/4: Period 4/5 on Wednesday, October 13
-Class 5/6: Period 4/5 on Wednesday, October 20
-Class 7/8: Period 4/5 on Wednesday, October 27
-Class 9/10: Period 4/5 on Wednesday, November 3
Note: Class 9/10 will be held on November 3 although it is a holiday in Japan.
-Class 11/12: Period 4/5 on Wednesday, November 10
-Class 13/14: Period 4/5 on Wednesday, November 17
Note: Class 13 is the class for the exercise of nuclear power plant dynamics using the plant simulator.
The examination will be held in Class 14.
The course includes the following classes (topics).
Class 1
Orientation
Fundamentals of electrical engineering and electromagnetism
Class 2:
Fundamentals of electrical engineering and electric power transmission network
Class 3 and Class 4
Introduction of electrical equipment that includes turbine, generator, transformer, switchgear and others
Class 5 through Class 8
Introduction to power generating plants that include fossil power plant, geothermal power plant, hydro power plant, wind power plant, solar power plant, fuel cell, and nuclear power plant
Class 9 and Class10
Class 9 starts with the talk on Sep 2018 Hokkaido blackout - How it happened and recovered.
The remaining parts of Class 9 and 10 will be for the introduction of ABWR (Advanced BWR Reactor). The topics encompass the features of ABWR including major plant systems, instrumentation and control systems (I&C system), I&C engineering for high reliability, plant protection interlock, and main control room and operation consoles.
Class 11 and Class 12
Student’s presentation session:
Each student is requested to present the report (assignment).
Class 13
Nuclear power plant simulator session:
Students will learn the basics of nuclear power plants based on nuclear power plant simulators. If the face to face classes are allowed, students may directly manipulate the nuclear power plant simulators on a computer available to each student in a computer classroom in the Information Education Building.
Class 14 (Examination)
Examination will be held in the Class 14 in the period 5 on Wednesday, November 17.
Please note that class dates may change when the unexpected but unavoidable conflict with the instructor’s other work schedule happens. Also, the timeline of the topics over the classes may change in accordance with the progress of the lectures. When such changes happen, they will be notified in advance.

授業の方法

The teaching method of this course is the online lecture using Zoom with Q&A sessions. The power point presentation is the primary tool of the teaching. The power point presentations for each lecture will be made available in the ITC-LMS to the students before each class.
The instructor would like the students to understand not only the principles and the basics but also the outline of the actual implementations of the power generating plants. So the lecture presentation will primarily consist of figures and pictures with appropriate descriptions, avoiding too many and complex equations. However, it should be noted that the students will see basic equations of electromagnetism and electrical engineering in the introductory lectures on these topics that include trigonometric functions, differential and integral equations and complex functions. The instructor expects that the students have basic knowledge on college level calculus and do not have much difficulty to be familiar with the equations introduced in the lectures. Occasional quizzes will be conducted to promote the understanding of the students.
Students are requested to submit and a few page report which analyzes the situation of electric power generation and available energy resources in a country whichever a student wants, and discuss the energy policy which best fits the situation in that country. Each student is requested to make presentation of the report in the Class 11 and 12.

成績評価方法

Grades will be determined by the submissions of the occasional quizzes(homework), evaluation of the report and the presentation, and the score of the examination.

教科書

Due to the wide variety of the topics to be included in this course, there is no single textbook that covers all the topics throughout the course. Instead, the instructor would rather like to use his lecture presentations as the primary teaching material. The lecture presentation will be made available online in the ITC-LMS in advance before each class.

参考書

The students will find that the following books and reports are helpful for learning and understanding.
(1) Steven W, Blume, Electric Power System Basics for the Nonelectrical Professional, Second edition (2016), IEEE Press Series on Power Engineering, A John Wiley & Sons, Inc., ISBN 978-1-119-18019-7
This is a good book for basics of electrical engineering and power systems. This book is available online at various websites. The original edition published in 2007 (ISBN 978-0470-12987-6) may be still good and available at a cheaper cost. The second edition is preferable.
The students may also find following MIT reports interesting from the viewpoint of energy source:
-The future of nuclear energy in a carbon-constrained world (2018), an interdisciplinary MIT study, http://energy.mit.edu/*****
-The future of solar energy (2015), an interdisciplinary MIT study, http://energy.mit.edu/*****
The following same kind of reports from the interdisciplinary MIT study are found and available at their website although some of them are old.
The future for natural gas (2011)
The future of the electric grid (2011)
The future of coal (2007)
The future of geothermal energy (2006)
Other referenced materials in the lectures will be introduced in the course of the lectures as appropriate.

履修上の注意

Students who want to take this course must attend the first class (Class 1) on Wednesday October 6. In Class 1, an administrative process will be taken to allow the instructor to get permission from the company he works for to share his knowledge gained as an engineer in that company with the students.
The students will see basic equations of electromagnetism and electrical engineering in the introductory lectures on these topics that include trigonometric functions, differential and integral equations and complex functions. The instructor expects that the students have basic knowledge on college level calculus and do not have much difficulty to be familiar with the equations introduced in the lectures.