Course detail

Fundamentals of Power Engineering II

FSI-LZ2Acad. year: 2020/2021

The course is related to the "Fundamentals of Power engineering I." course and makes students acquainted with the application of basic physical laws, above all of hydromechanics and thermomechanics, applicable designing and utilization of power machines and equipment. These laws are used to improve the efficiency, operational quality and reliability of these machines and equipment, as well as the technological and material demands. The course is also aimed at incorporating of these machines and equipment into power systems and their control dependingon loading and other conditions.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will obtain the knowledge energy sources in the technical practice, their ecological, economic and energetic aspects.


Knowledge of LZ1, physics and thermodynamics at 2.TU level


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

FIEDLER, J. Parní turbíny: návrh a výpočet. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2004, 66 s. ISBN 80-214-2777-9. (CS)
DIXON, S. L. a C. A. HALL. Fluid mechanics and thermodynamics of turbomachinery. Seventh edition. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann is an imprint of Elsevier, 2014. ISBN 978-0-12-415954-9. (EN)
HORLOCK, J. H. Advanced gas turbine cycles. Boston: [Pergamon], 2003. ISBN 0-08-044273-0. (EN)
KADRNOŽKA, J. Lopatkové stroje. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2003, 177 s. ISBN 80-720-4297-1. (CS)

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

Graded credit requirements: active participation in the exercises, delivery of a project for the given topic from the thermal machines calculations in the given term.
Examination: written part consists of questions and examples, oral part in a form discussion about a given topic.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to familiare students with the problems of designing the thermal power machines, their calculations and processes which take place in the real machine.

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

Participation in the exercises is systematically controlled.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-EPP , 3. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Heat engine - volume and rotary
2. Thermal turbines division
3-4. Properties of the rotary heat engines, examples
5-6. Energy transformation in the turbine.
7. Multistage and multicylinder steam turbines, last stage.

8-12. Basic concepts of the turbine design.
13. Mounting and maintenance of the rotary engines.


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1.-4. Calculation of the power plant heat scheme.
5. Elementary stage.
6.-8. Design and calculation of the steam turbine stage.
9.-10. Design and calculation of the heat exchanger.
11-12. Condenser - HEI method calculation.
13. credit