Course detail


FSI-LKAcad. year: 2019/2020

The course is concerned with detailed calculations of the combustion chamber and convection parts of the boiler and with the basics of the hydrodynamic and aerodynamic calculations. Conception problems in the design of various types of boilers for solid (incl. biomass), liquid and gaseous types of fuel, wastes and fuel mixtures will also be presented. Also dealt with are: construction and calculations of the boiler heat exchangers, application of special construction materials, and new trends in the construction of boilers.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will acquire theoretical knowledge, which they can apply as well prepared specialist to construction of boilers and their operation. At seminars students will get practical experience with calculations needed for their work in power engineering.


Thermomechanics, heat and mass transfer.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Černý V., Janeba B., Teyssler J.: Parní kotle - technický průvodce č. 32, SNTL, Praha, 1983 (CS)
DLOUHÝ, Tomáš. Výpočty kotlů a spalinových výměníků. Vyd. 3. V Praze: Nakladatelství ČVUT, 1999. ISBN 978-80-01-03757-7 (CS)
Černý V., Janeba B., Teyssler J.: Parní kotle - technický průvodce č. 32, SNTL, Praha, 1983 (CS)
HOLOUBEK, Dušan. Spaľovacie zariadenia, výmenníky tepla a kotly. Košice: Technická univerzita [Košice], 2002. ISBN 80-7099-832-6.
BASU, Pabir., C. KEFA, L. JESTIN: Boilers and Burners. Springer 1999, ISBN 0-387-98703-7

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

Course-unit credit requirements: Attendance at seminars, Students have to receive 6 out of 10 points in simple test during one of the seminars and submit a paper on "Calculation and constructional design of boiler for the combustion turbine". Exam has two parts: Written exam - 2 questions and 1 practical task. Oral exam – final evaluation adjustment.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The course objective is to make students familiar with present level of construction and operation of boilers with modern parts for more economical operation of boiler and lower emissions. Students prepare for the successful working out of their final project and diploma thesis.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at seminars is obligatory, at lectures it is recommended. Compensation of missed seminars to be consulted with a teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-ENI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Basic mass and heat balance of the boiler.
2. Thermal calculation of furnace, temperatures in furnace.
3. Thermal calculation of supplementary surfaces.
4. New trends in boiler development, fluidized bed boilers with stationary and circulating fluid bed, emission values of harmful substances.
5. Temperatures in furnace.
6. Boilers for incinerating stations and boilers for waste heat, construction, materials, calculations, operation, maintenance.
7. Combustion air heaters, construction, materials, calculations, operation, maintenance.
8. Economizers, construction, materials, calculations, operation, maintenance.
9. Evaporators of the boilers. Construction, materials, calculations, operation, maintenance.
10. Superheaters and reheaters, construction, materials, calculations, operation, maintenance.
11. Fine and rough fitting of the boiler.
12. Small boilers for central heating, flue boilers, characteristic values.
13. Aerodynamic calculation of the boiler and basics of material limits calculation of the pressure parts of the boiler.


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Individual calculating and constructional design of boiler for combustion turbine.