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NucE/ME 497C Dynamics of Energy Systems

Course Description


In this graduate level course students will:

  1. Learn about energy supplies, produce and discuss their lifetime.

  2. Learn about and estimate response times of energy conversion technologies and storage.

  3. Learn and project conversion chain efficiencies.

  4. Learn and discuss about energy and environment.


Course Instructor:

Dr. PerezBlanco
Dr. H. Perez-Blanco
204 Reber Building
University Park, PA 16802
phone: 814-865-7842  


Required Course Textbook

The Dynamics of  Energy Systems,  H. Perez-Blanco.


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Required Course Software


VisSim 500: $125 (this version has a 500 block limit) - type of license: perpetual academic license


Professional VisSim: $100 - type of license: one year timed academic license


Professional VisSim: $250 - type of license: perpetual academic license


Students must purchase one of the listed versions of the VisSim software for use in the course projects. We recommend students buy the VisSim 500 because the course projects will not exceed 500 block and this is a perpetual license.


Students must purchase VisSim software from by contacting the PSU Sales Representative:


Karen Darnell
Sales Manager
Visual Solutions, Inc.
Tel: 978-392-0100 x14
Fax: 978-692-3102


Purchased software will be downloaded for installation on students laptop/desktop Windows OS computers.


The enrollment process is:

  1. Contact the the Office of Continuing and Distance Education for admission into the course at 814-865-7643.

  2. Complete and submit the Registration Form via mail, fax, or in person. See the Registration Page.


Office for Disability Services
Penn State welcomes students with disabilities into the University’s educational programs. If you have a disability‐related need for reasonable academic adjustments in this course, contact the Office for Disability Services (ODS) at 814‐863‐1807 (V/TTY). For further information regarding ODS, please visit the Office of Disability Services website at

In order to receive consideration for course accommodations, you must contact ODS and provide documentation (see the documentation guidelines at If the documentation supports the need for academics adjustments, ODS will provide a letter identifying appropriate academics adjustments. Please share this letter and discuss the adjustments with your instructor as early in the course as possible. You must contact ODS and request academic adjustment letters at the beginning of each semester.


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Penn State University
Office of Continuing and Distance Education in Engineering
301-A Engineering Unit C
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-7643   Fax: (814) 865-3969