ME 43000/ 3 Cr.
Rankine cycle analysis, fossil-fuel steam generators, energy balances, fans, pumps, cooling towers, steam turbines, availability (second law) analysis of power systems, energy management systems, and rate analysis.
- Available Online: No
- Credit by Exam: No
- Laptop Required: No
P: ME 20000.
"Powerplant Technology”, Mohamed M. El-Wakil, McGraw-Hill, 1984.
The primary objective of this course is to give the engineering student a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts associated with various power engineering energy systems. Many of the principles considered are classical an have been well-established for many years.
After completion of this course, the students should be able to:
- Understand and discuss the energy resources and energy systems available for the production of electric power in the US and the world.
- Analyze the efficiency and output of modern Rankine cycle steam power plants with superheat, reheat, regeneration, and irreversibilities.
- Calculate the performance of gas turbines with reheat and regeneration, and discuss the benefit of combined cycle power plants.
- Explain the major types of solar energy power and wind turbine power and estimate power generation potential.
- Explain the basic principles of nuclear power plants, such as pressurized-water, boiling-water, and heavy-water reactors.
- Discuss power generation from renewables and alternative fuels and heat sources.
- Discuss the basic control methods of major pollutants emitted from fossil fuel power plants.
- Understand and discuss the environmental impact of electric power production on air quality, climate change, water, and land.
- Perform the preliminary design/analysis of the major components or systems of a conventional or alternative energy power plant.
- Introduction to Power Engineering
- Energy Resources
- Energy Conversion
- Power Generation
- Environmental Impact
- Regulatory and Market Factors
- Definitions and Units
- Review of Thermodynamics (Chap. 1)
- The First Law
- The Second Law
- The Carnot Cycle
- The Rankine Cycle (Chap. 2)
- The Ideal Cycle
- Irreversible Cycle
- Regeneration and Reheat
- Feedwater Heating
- Fossil-Fuel Steam Generators (Chap. 3)
- Boiler Technology
- Fans, Stack, and Other Components
- Steam-Generator Control
- Fuels and Combustion (Chap. 4)
- Coal and solid fuels
- Liquid and gas fuels
- Fuel conversion for environmental benefits: fossil/bio/synthetic
- The Heat of Combustion
- Heating Value
- Combustion Temperature