Power Plants and Industrial Cogeneration - Steam power plants. Thermodinamics. Regeneration. Feedwater heating. Plant control. Gas turbine overview. Thermodinamics. Performace Characteristics. Heat recovery steam generators. Combined plants. Hydroelectric Power Plants Nuclear Plants BWR, PWR, Generation III+ and IV. Industrial cogeneration
plants. Back pressure cogeneration, Gas Turbine and Combined Plant cogeneration. Cogeneration using internal combustion engines.
Power Generation Handbook – P. Kiameh –Mc Graw Hill – 2002 ISBN 0- 07-139604-7
Integrative handout given in the classroom.
In accordance with the set of KNOWLEDGE and COMPETENCES developed by the CDS according to the Dublin Descriptors, the knowledge provided during the course are:
CC1: In-depth knowledge in the field of energy and electricity
CC2: Tools for modeling energy/mechanical/propulsion systems and their role in supporting the analysis and design of systems and components. Understanding the organization of information in databases and computer design to support processes
CC4: In-depth study of applied thermodynamics, thermoeconomics, environmental sustainability of plants, machinery, components and systems for the production and conversion of energy. Methodologies for the identification of thermodynamic and economic inefficiencies of energy systems and components. Environmental and economic sustainability.
CC10: Multidisciplinary context of energy engineering and problem solving orientation, which starts from the problem to go back to the causes and possible solutions, typically multidisciplinary.
In according with the APPLICATION CAPACITIES (in accordance with the Dublin Descriptors), the application capabilities provided during the course are:
CA3: Ability of designing, analyze, plan and manage energy conversion systems and their environmental impact, as well as complex and/or innovative service and process systems.
CA5: Identify, formulate and solve industrial engineering problems, with special focus to energy issues.
Propaedeutic knowledge coming from a Degree Course in Mechanical Engineering is required mainly in the topics of Energy Conversion Systems
Face to face lessons, Guided exercises. Guided approach to a case study
Type of Assessment
The goal of exam is verified the knowledge and competence using:
• Presentation of a short thesis (essay)
• oral exam
The short-thesis is about industry energy application. The essay will be done individually or in couple. 3 CFU each student is requested for short-thesis elaboration.
The ORAL EXAM consists in a technical conversation with the teacher (professor). Generally, two questions are done about the course program.
The final mark is mainly determined by oral exam.
Energy sources, different energy use in today life.
Outlook of Energy policies in different countries.
National electric energy demand , national electric system.
Steam power plants. Thermodynamics . Cycle optimization.
Steam generators. Fuels supply systems .
Combustion and heat transfer in steam generators.
Exhausted gas treatment.
Steam condensing units. Cooling towers .
Gas Turbine Plants.
Heat recovery steam generators.
Nuclear Reactions (basic knowledge) .
Nuclear fission to produce thermal energy.
Structure of a nuclear reactor.
Boiling Water Reactors.
Pressurized Water Reactors. CANDU Reactors.
Thermodynamic Cycle of reactors.
Developments in nuclear Plants (Generation II+ and IV).
Cogeneration using Steam turbines and Combined plants.
Cogeneration using internal combustion engines.
Tri- generation (Electrical, Thermal, Cool)