Part I of a two-part series. This course provides the engineer the basic understanding of the operation and design of Diesel Engines. The student will learning learn the fundamentals from the earlier history to the basic components which make up all diesel engines today.
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a twenty-five (25) question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies three (3) professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.
In this course the student will study the Nevada State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors Statutes and Codes, including Professional Engineering Ethics.
In this course the student will understand the hybrid power plant and the necessary design and planning details required to ensure reliable and efficient means for power production.
In this course the student will understand understand current Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) and Pumped Storage Hydropower (PSH) technologies and explore future advances of this technology by examining the feasibility of a variety of different concepts.
In this course the student will understand a variety of different energy storage technologies and explore their advantages and disadvantages with an in-depth cost and performance comparison. This course follows the report: Energy Storage Technology and Cost Characterization Report, published by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
This course provides a thorough overview of current electrical storage technologies including batteries, flywheels, compressed air energy storage (CAES), and pumped storage hydropower (PSH) and is a how-to guide for engineers to aid in the selection, procurement, installation, and/or operation of stationary energy storage systems in today’s electric grid.
In this course the student will understand Electrification, the shift from non-electric to electric sources of energy at the point of final consumption, and an analysis of the potential impacts of widespread electrification on the evolution of the U.S. electricity system. This course follows the guide: Electrification Futures Study: Scenarios of Power System Evolution and Infrastructure Development for the United States, published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
In this course the student will understand how to reduce the cost and improve the effectiveness of operations and maintenance (O&M) for photovoltaic (PV) systems and combined PV and energy storage systems. The course follows the guide: Best Practices for O&M of Photovoltaic and Energy Storage Systems 3rd edition, published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
In this course the student will study the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Statutes & Regulations, including Professional Engineering Ethics.
In this course the student will understand the properties and mechanics of soils and accurately calculate the stresses and deformations of soil masses.
In this course the student will understand the essentials of subsurface explorations for roadways with a comprehensive overview including site preparation, sampling methods, types of testing and methods, as well as standard guidelines and recommendations.
In this course the student will understand the engineering characteristics of soils and rocks and to how to properly identify and classify to develop a subsurface profile for site evaluations.
In this course the student will understand the intricate details of laboratory testing of subsurface soils and rocks in order to obtain values of their engineering properties necessary for design.
In this course the student will understand the design of slope stability in embankments and structures and how to recognize, analyze, and solve slope instability issues encountered.
In this course the student will understand roadway approach embankment design and construction and methods to mitigate deformations typically seen in these structure, including the infamous “bump” encountered at the approach to structure interface.