Electrical Light and Heat

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AD1M15EST Z,ZK 5 14+6c Czech
Department of Electrical Power Engineering

The aim of the first part of the course is to make students acquainted with most frequent applications of optical radiation, modern photometric and colorimetric devices used in practice, fundamentals of light control and design of dynamic lighting including new trends in light sources and luminaire progress. The aim of the second part of the course is to become students acquainted with heat transfer laws, heat pumps and problems of global optimization on electrical power engineering.


Requirements to obtain the assessment are exercises attendance and a term thesis elaborating.

Successful exam passing is determined in the Study and Examination Code of CTU in Prague.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Receivers of optical radiation. Devices for modern objective photometry and colorimetry.

2. Utilisation of optical radiation in practice.

3. Daylight and insolation.

4. Spatial characteristics of lighting. Characteristics of the light field.

5. Control of lighting systems. Dynamic lighting.

6. Properties and characteristics of modern light sources.

7. New trends in lighting systems.

8. Heat, temperature, laws of conservation, continuity of mass flow, Fourier law, Fourier Kirchhoff equation.

9. Convective heat transfer, criterial correlations for convective heat transfer coefficient assessment.

10. Radiant heat transfer laws, configuration factors, radiant heat exchange.

11. Complex heat transfer problems, SW for FEM calculations.

12. Thermal comfort of human being, electrical heating and air conditioning of interiors

13. Heat pumps, heat exchangers, energy saving in heating of buildings.

14. Optimization methods in electrical power engineering.

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Measurement of illuminance and luminance.

2. Measurement of luminous flux.

3. Measurement of luminous intensity.

4. Flux balance model.

5. Illuminance calculations.

6. Light calculation programs.

7. Examples of light sources and luminaires.

8. Thermal field calculations in Mathematica SW.

9. Convective heat transfer coefficient assessment - free and forced convection.

10. Calculations of radiant heat exchange.

11. Complex heat transfer problems, SW for FEM calculations.

12. Thermal comfort evaluation, Mollier diagram of wet air basic use.

13. Calculation of properties of systems with heat pumps.

14. Examples of optimization techniques in electrical power engineering.

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Study materials:

Study materials are available at www.powerwiki.cz.

Further information:
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