Course detail

Combustion Devices and Heat Exchangers

FSI-LSZAcad. year: 2019/2020

The subject contains two parts. In the first part we will get acquainted with the basic types of heat exchangers (regenerative, regenerative, mixing). Students will learn the basic principles of designing heat exchangers. In the second part the students will be acquainted with the operating characteristics of steam and hot water boilers. The properties of fuels and their impacts on the boiler are presented. Further statics and dynamics of combustion, boiler thermal balances and individual types of boilers according to used fuel.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will be able to apply theoretical information mainly from thermo mechanics, hydromechanics and heat and mass transfer to combustion devices and heat exchangers. Lectures are accompanied by seminars where specific technical problems will be solved.


Thermomechanics, heat and mass transfer.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Budaj., F.: Parní kotle - podklady pro tepelný výpočet, VUT v Brně, 1992
Baláš, M.: Kotle a výměníky tepla, skripta VUT, Brno 2013, druhé vydání, ISBN 978-80-214-4770-7
Černý V., Janeba B., Teyssler J.: Parní kotle - technický průvodce č. 32, SNTL, Praha, 1983
Effenberger, H.: Dampferzeugung, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2000
T. Dlouhy, Výpočty kotlů a spalinových výměníků,ČVUT Praha
VILIMEC, L.: Stavba kotlů II. Skripta VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2008. ISBN 978-80-248-1716-3. (CS)
VILIMEC, L.: Stavba kotlů I. Skripta VŠB-TU Ostrava. 2002. ISBN 80-248-0076-4. (CS)
F.Kreit: The CRC Handbook of Thermal Engineering,CRC Press,London, New York, Washington DC

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Terms of credit: acquiring of at least 12 point from tests (maximum is 20 points). The points are accounted for in the final exam.
Examination: written test and verbal correction. The written portion consists of 10 questions for the successful completion must have at least half right.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


Learning outcomes of the course unit The aim is to acquaint students with the current state and theoretical design of boilers and heat exchangers and with the modern directions of development of these devices. Upon completion of this course the student should be aware of the types and properties of fuels and their impact on the design of the boiler and will be able to the basic thermal calculation necessary for the design of the boiler and the heat exchanger.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-TEP , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch M-TEP , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch M-FLI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch M-FLI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch M-ENI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch M-ENI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Boilers classification,
2. Heat exchangers, calculations
3. Exchangers - heat transfer Heat exchangers, construction
4. Operation of heat exchangers
5. solid fuel.
6. Liquid and gaseous fuels
7. Statics and dynamics of combustion
8. Heat and mass balance in the boiler. Thermal efficiency of boiler losses
9. Slatted boilers
10. Boilers powder and fluid, Boilers for burning liquid and gaseous fuels
11. Biomass boilers, waste-firing boilers
12. Boilers for central heating. small scale boilers
13. Gasification. oxy-fuel technology.

Computer-assisted exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to energy balances, basic rehearsal of physics and thermomechanics,
2. Basics of heat transfer
3. Heat transfer, criterion equations
4. Basic design of a heat exchanger
5. Detailed design of a shell and tube heat exchanger
6. Solving individual assignments
7. Evaluation , credit.