MACHINERY AND ENERGY SYSTEMS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge and understanding:
The purpose is to present a based of the fundamental principles which govern the energy conversion systems operation. A review of the main fluid machines is presented.
Applying knowledge and understanding:
The student will be able to evaluate different solutions and applications in the field of energy conversion systems.
The student should be able to participate at the evaluation, with critical mind, of the best solutions in the field of energy conversion systems.
The student should be able to clearly present the knowledge acquired by the course.
Course contents summary
An overview on the worlds energy requirement. Energy sources. Hydraulic power plant. Thermodynamics of thermal power plants. Gas turbine plant. Boiler. Combined power plant. Combined heat and power plant.Internal combustion engines. Pumps and compressors.
An overview on the world’s energy requirement. Energy sources. Fundamental equations: continuity, energy conservation. Properties of the thermodynamics fluid. Properties of fuels. Hydraulic power plant. Thermodynamics of thermal power plants. Determination and maximization of thermal efficiency. Effect of irreversibility. Specific fuel consumption.
Gas turbines: ideal models, efficiency, maximisation of both efficiency and work per cycle.
Boiler: typology, efficiency. Combined power plant. Combined heat and power plant. Nuclear energy. Internal combustion engines. Pumps and compressors.
C. Caputo -Gli impianti convertitori di energia - Masson, Milan C. Caputo -Le macchine volumetriche -Masson, Milano C. Caputo -Le turbomacchine - Masson, Milan
Lectures. Some numerical exercises are presented
Assessment methods and criteria
The verification of the student's knowledge is based on a written test.
It is recommended to partecipate at the lectures