Machinery of Power Plants
FEKT-BSZEAcad. year: 2015/2016
Students become familiar with the mechanical equipments in Power Engineering. The most important part of the energy devices are energy machines that change the primary forms of energy to other usable forms, as steam boilers, steam turbines, water turbines, etc. Another group of energy machines are transformers that change the parameters of the same type of energy, such as heat exchangers, etc. The main attention is paid to the operating and energy characteristics of these devices, organization of their operation and maintenance, and issues of their effective use. The content of the course builds on the knowledge gained in the subject Technical Mechanics. The subject is a prerequisite for the subjects Nuclear energetic equipments, Electrical Power Generation, Energy use and Term Project.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge concerning mechanical equipment used in power engineering, its operational and energetic characteristics, operation and maintenance.
The subject knowledge on the secondary school level is required.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Raček, J.: Strojní zařízení elektráren.
Raček, J.: Strojní zařízení elektráren. Podklady pro cvičení.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Techning methods include lectures, practical exercises and computer exercises. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system. Students have to write three assignments during the course.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Requirements for completion of a course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.
Language of instruction
Equipment and devices for material manipulation and transport. Systems for transport of liquids - piping, hydrostatic pumps, hydrodynamic pumps, other pumps. Systems for transport of gases - piping, positive displacement compressors, speed compressors. Hydraulic engines - hydrostatic engines, hydraulic turbines. Thermal engines - steam turbines. Steam producing equipment - steam boilers. Condensing equipment. Thermal engines - gas turbines.
The objective of the subject is to make students familiar with basic information concerning the mechanical equipment of power plants.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.
Type of course unit
39 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
eLearning: currently opened course