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.
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.
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. Some combined heat and power plant schemes.Internal combustion engines.
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.