Thermal Cycles in Power Generation
- Department of Energy Engineering
The lectures are focused on developing the knowledge required to analyse energy cycles performance (e.g. efficiency, power output, work and heat input) from cycle data. Steam Power (Rankine) Cycle: beginning with a simple cycle and adding more refinements (feedheating, economiser etc.). Application to electrical power generation where the heat source is supplied by: i) fossil fuel and ii) nuclear fuel. Gas Turbine (Brayton) Cycle: simple, then add intercooler, heat exchanger and reheater. The use of gas turbines for gas turbines to electrical power generation. Latest developments with concentrated solar energy as a heat source. Cooling towers.
Hybrid systems: CHP, steam turbine with gas turbine. Exergy analysis of the energy cycles.
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