At the end of the course the student will be able
- to know the basics of energy conversion in energy systems;
- to know the types and performances of the fluid machines;
- to evaluate the performance of energy systems by according to the operating parameters;
- to choose fluid machines according to the specific application.
Course contents summary
Conventional and renewable energy sources. Thermodynamics of thermal power plants: steam plants, gas turbines and internal combustion engines. Combined power plant. Cogeneration.
Architecture, principles of operation and performance of fluid machines.
Renewable power plants.
Sistemi energetici e macchine a fluido / Giorgio Negri di Montenegro, Michele Bianchi, Antonio Peretto
Bologna: Pitagora, 2009
For further information:
Macchine a fluido / Vincenzo Dossena et al.
Torino: Città studi, 2015
Esercitazioni di sistemi energetici / Carlo Carcasci, Bruno Facchini
Bologna: Esculapio, 2016
Assessment methods and criteria
The written examination is composed of
- an exercise;
- five tests;
- two open questions.
The exam is passed if the exercise is correct and the threshold in the tests is overcomed.