Single-Course Danish 5 ECTS

Applied engineering thermodynamics

Overall Course Objectives

In order to mitigate climate change, there is a need to increase the sustainability and effectiveness of heat and power production units, as well as increase the use of renewable energy sources for such plants. This course aims to provide the students with the fundamental understanding of the thermodynamic aspects of designing, modelling and operating power and co-generation plants, with focus on renewable energy sources.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyse, model and optimise steam and gas turbine-based power and co-generation plants.
  • Design the main components of steam power plants.
  • Explain the methods for control of steam power and co-generation plants.
  • Explain the fundamentals about steam turbine design.
  • Make simple design calculations for different types of turbine stages.
  • Explain the principal design of gas turbines.
  • Make fundamental combustion-related calculations (e.g. determine the exhaust gas composition and the combustion temperature).
  • Design and optimise power cycles using low-temperature heat sources (e.g. waste heat, geothermal heat, solar heat, biomass).
  • Describe the fundamentals of solar power plants.

Course Content

Design and modelling of steam and gas turbine-based power and co-generation plants, with focus on renewable energy sources. Mechanical and thermodynamic descriptions of the main components of the plants. Construction of simulation models for the main components. Control of power and co-generation plants. Fundamental theory about the design of steam turbines, including calculations for different types of turbine stages. Fundamental combustion-related calculations. Power cycles using low-temperature heat sources (e.g. waste heat, geothermal heat, solar heat, biomass). Solar power plants. Normally, a visit to a large power plant is included in the course.

Recommended prerequisites

41401/41045/41431/41814/41312

Teaching Method

Lectures and problem solving

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Registration

Language

Danish

Duration

13 weeks

Institute
Place

DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 41422
Course type Bachelor
Semester start Week 35
Semester end Week 48
Days Tues 8-12
Price

7.500,00 DKK

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