Energy and Power Conversion Engineering
Energy conversion engineering has been one of the central themes in the development of the engineering profession. It is concerned with the transformation of energy from sources such as fossil and nuclear fuels and the sun into conveniently usable forms such as electrical energy, rotational and propulsive energy, and heating and cooling. A multitude of choices and challenges face the modern energy conversion engineer. A few years ago major segments of the energy conversion industry were settled into a pattern of slow innovation. Now, However, energy conversion is seeing very significant scholarship. because of the oil embargo of the 1970s, high fuel prices, and threatened shortages. Also, the public and country legislatures have begun to recognize that air pollution produced by factories, power plants, and automobiles, and other forms of environmental pollution are harmful. Moreover, the limitations of the Earth’s resources and of the environment are coming into clearer focus. These and other factors have been helping to create a more favorable climate for consideration, if not total acceptance, of energy conversion alternatives and new concepts. So, more open attitudes have become established. New as well as previously shelved ideas are now being considered or reconsidered, tested, and sometimes implemented. We are living in a rapidly changing world that requires continuing adaptation of old technologies and the development of new ones. Energy conversion engineering is a more stimulating, complex, and viable field today because of this altered climate.
|에너지변환공학||1st Semester, 2006 ~|
|에너지 변환||1st Semester, 2004 ~ 2nd Semester, 2005|