Imperial College London

ProfessorGrahamHughes

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Chair in Environmental Fluid Mechanics
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 9701g.hughes

 
 
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Location

 

335Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Energy Systems Technology - SEF01

Aims

The purpose of the module is to convey the fundamentals of modern/future energy systems in terms of their technical properties and economic and environmental impacts. Technologies/systems considered include solar photovoltaic electricity generation, fuel cells and hydrogen for stationary and transport electricity generation and wind power. The module will also consider estimation of energy resources and demands along with the main sources of data and methods for analysis.

Role

Course Leader

Methods for the Analysis of Energy Systems - SEF02

Aims

The purpose of the module is to provide students with a range of tools for the analysis of energy systems and resources from both technical/capability and environmental impact view points. These will include thermodynamic methods for the analysis of energy systems with conventional thermal power plant and transport cycles used as case studies. The module includes the modelling, simulation and optimisation of energy systems (components, networks and supply chains) as well as multi-scale modelling. This is complemented by life cycle and scenario analysis and an introduction to structured problem solving.

Role

Course Leader

Fluid Mechanics - CI1-140

Aims

  • To provide a grounding in the fundamentals of fluid mechanics, beginning with a study of fluid statics and then considering the physics governing the motion of fluids.
  • To introduce the physical processes which govern the behaviour of fluids at rest and in motion.
  • To provide a solid foundation in fundamental fluid mechanics on which specialist fluid dynamics courses in years 2, 3 and 4 will build.
  • To provide experience and confidence in problem-solving.
  • To provide insights into the practical world of civil engineering fluid mechanics.

Role

Course Leader

Debating and Non-technical / soft skills development - SEF04

Aims

This module gives students the opportunity to look beyond the confines of the taught course modules to consider broader aspects of energy and to gain key professional skills. The module is composed of three key parts: (A) debating, (B) leadership development and (C) Graduate School MasterClass.

Role

Course Leader