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Complex Civil Energy Systems Design



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Seit SoSe 2020

Fakultät VI

TIB 1-B 13

Institut für Bauingenieurwesen

36312400 FG Systemtechnik baulicher Anlagen

Hartmann, Timo

Hartmann, Timo

POS-Nummer PORD-Nummer Modultitel
2348039 39754 Complex Civil Energy Systems Design

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, students will know about the basics of complex energy systems from the perspective of civil systems engineering. With significant innovations in wind turbines, solar concentrators, storage technologies, and sub-systems, the design of a sustainable civil energy systems has become a complex undertaking. After completing the module, students will know how to use system engineering methods to support the design of such complex energy systems, by, for example, - modelling stochastic energy resources based on available historical data, - evaluating the socio-technical performance of the system through simulation experiments, and - analysing the life-cycle aspects in terms of failure risks, life-cycle costs, and maintainability; all of this in a multi-disciplinary manner. As such civil energy systems are a great civil system to teach advanced systems engineering approaches in an applied way. This will allow students to gain an in depth understanding of how these approaches can help to solve real-world and societal important engineering challenges.


The module will cover the following: - Civil infrastructure (power plants, transmission lines etc.) - Modeling energy systems (wind, solar, bio, hydro, energy storage) - Energy systems integration - Modeling the energy-water nexus - Integrated Life-Cycle analysis of energy systems - Dynamic grid modeling (Grid Integration) - Multidisciplinary design Optimization - Stochatsical data analysis (weather, collective user behavior) - Smart cities - Energy efficiency

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course Name Type Number Cycle Language SWS VZ
Complex Civil Energy Systems Design VL SS No information 2
Complex Civil Energy Systems Design UE SS No information 2

Workload and Credit Points

Complex Civil Energy Systems Design (VL):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Attendance 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
Pre/post processing 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
60.0h(~2 LP)

Complex Civil Energy Systems Design (UE):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Attendance 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
Pre/post processing 15.0 6.0h 90.0h
120.0h(~4 LP)
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

Read and comment on selected texts to acquire the fundamental knowledge about the system engineering, energy systems, and storage technologies. Discussion of the knowledge acquired from the texts; practice and application examples during the lectures. Project work: applications of systems engineering methods and techniques

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

Desirable pre-requisites for participation in the courses: Multi-Physics approaches for modeling civil systems, Whole Life Civil Systems Analysis or similar module, Basic programming knowledge.

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

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Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 points in total



Test elements

Name Points Categorie Duration/Extent
comments on selected literature 40 written ca. 10 readings
project 60 written ca. 10-20 pages of project reports

Grading scale

Test description (Module completion)

Students - need to read and comment on a number of selected texts (40 portfolio points) - need to complete a project (60 portfolio points)

Duration of the Module

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
1 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:

Maximum Number of Participants

This module is not limited to a number of students.

Registration Procedures

40% comments on literature 60% individual and group based project assignment

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

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Electronical lecture notes

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Recommended literature
No recommended literature given.

Assigned Degree Programs

This module is used in the following Degree Programs (new System):

Verwendungen (2)
Studiengänge: 1 Stupos: 1 Erstes Semester: SoSe 2020 Letztes Semester: WiSe 2022/23

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