Module numer: MW1532
Duration: 1 Semester
Recurrence: Summer semester
Number of ECTS: 5
Professor in charge: Hartmut Spliethoff
Class attendance: 45
Private Study: 105
The exam consists of a theoretical part with short questions (30min.) and a second part with calculations (60min.). For the theoretical part no further help is allowed. For the calculation part students can use a calculator (non progammable), a h-s diagram and the equation and table connected to course. The theoretical part contains 33.3% and the calculation part 66.6% of the total points. To pass the exam you must have at least 50% of the total points. Short questions and calculations cannot passed separately.
Introduction to energy generation
Thermodynamic basics of steam cycles
Gas tubines Combined Cycles (gaseous and solid fuels)
Combined heat and power plants
Waste to energy concepts
Nuclear power plants.
Students should obtain well-founded insight in the thermodynamic principles of important power cycles, especially for the Clausius-Rankine-Process and the Joule-Process. At the end of the module, they are able to undertake calculations for major components of powerplants like pumps, compressors, turbines, steam generators and condensors. Beside conventional power plant technology, students also evaluate the influence of adaptions and optimization methods like supercritical steam parameters, preheating and reheating in modern and future power plant concepts..
Basic knowledge in thermodynamic and power plants. Recommended module:- Thermodynamics in Energy Conversion.
Power Point presentation
equation and table collection
- Spliethoff, H.: Power Generation from Solid Fuels, Springer Berlin
- Moran, Michael J.: Fundamentals for engineering thermodynamics, Hoboken, NJ, Wiley 2010
- Rayaprolu, Kumar: Boilers for Power and Process, CRC Press 2009
- Babcock & Wilcox Company: Steam, Its Generation and Use, http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22657
- Goswami, D. Yogi: Energy conversion, CRC Press 2007
The lecture is mainly based on Power Point presentation. The exercise is splitted in two parts: classroom teaching for the explanation of the fundamentals and studend centered group work for the active construction of further knowledge under the guidance of the lecturer.