Machinery structures of power plants

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AD1M14SSE Z,ZK 4 14+6s Czech
Department of Electric Drives and Traction

The aim of subject is to acquaint with natural relations of energy conversions at power-producing premises, to describe functions of power-producing equipment, their structure, properties and characteristics.

Syllabus of lectures:

1.Balance of energy conversion chains in power engineering

2.Thermodynamics of real gases and vapours, computational charts and programs

3.Thermodynamic power cycles, possibility of efficiency increasing

4.Steam turbines for classical and nuclear power stations, structures, characteristics, function

5.Combustion turbines and microturbines, structures, characteristics, function

6.Heat exchangers and steam generators

7.Hydrodynamics of real turbines

8.Conduit (pipelines) systems

9.Models and function of boiler (steam generator)

10.Combined gas-vapour power cycles

11.Turbines for hydraulic power stations, characteristics, function for different heads of water and installed powers

12.Characteristics of auxiliary equipment (hydraulic pumps, valves, hydraulic servomechanisms)

13.Machinery components of disperse sources

14.Modern combustion systems and ecology

Syllabus of tutorials:

1.Heat transfer and work in thermal processes

2.Processes in water steam, application of thermal diagrams

3.Qualitative evaluation of most important energetic transformation

4.Work , power and thermal efficiency of steam turbines cycles, regulation of the power

5.Work , power and thermal efficiency of gas turbines

6.Heat exchanger behaviour in thermodynamic power cycles

7.Calculation of velocities and pressures in hydraulic systems with losses

8.Characteristics of hydraulic systems for fluid and gas transport

9.Basic types boilers behaviour, regulation of the power

10.Calculation of work, power and thermal efficiency of gas-vapour power cycles

11.Energy balance of basic types water turbines, cavitation

12.Operational point of the pump, hydraulic system regulation, energy saving due to speed regulation

13.Basic calculation of wind engine

14.Clean coal technology, balance of gas-vapour power cycle Vřesová


Study Objective:
Study materials:

1.Munson, B. R., Young, D. F., Okiishi, T. H.: Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics. John Wiley & Sons, 2005.

2.Cengel, Y., A., Boles, M.,A.: Thermodynamics: an engineering approach. McGraw-Hill, New York, 2006.

3.Mareš, R., Šifner, O., Kadrnožka,J. : Tables of Properties of Water and Steam. VUITIUM Brno, 1999

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