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EGMN 545. Energy Conversion Systems. 3 Hours.
Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisites: EGMN 204 and EGMN 301, with a minimum grade of C in both, graduate standing in the School of Engineering, or permission of the instructor. Quantitative and qualitative study of traditional and alternative systems used to generate electricity. Topics include combustion, coal-fired boilers, nuclear reactors, steam turbine blading, gas turbine combustors, turbo-generator design, internal combustion engines, solar thermal systems, photovoltaic devices, wind energy, geothermal energy and fuel cells. Additional topics of interest to the students may be discussed.