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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Power Engineering - AM218010
Title: Power Engineering
Guaranteed by: Department of Power Engineering (218)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2019 to 2022
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:6
E-Credits: summer s.:6
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:3/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Master's (post-Bachelor)
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Macák Jan doc. Ing. CSc.
Interchangeability : M218010, N218024
Examination dates   Schedule   
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (27.04.2018)
The course focuses on thermodynamic principles of energy transformation (thermal cycles, renewables, fuel cells), technical and technological background of power plant operation (conventional thermal and nuclear power plants, combined cycle, heat pump etc.) and basics of water treatment and material issues in power engineering. In seminars, introduction of mass and thermal balance calculation of the steam generator and the calculation of the size of demineralization station is presented.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (12.04.2018)

Students will be able to: Understand the thermodynamic principles and operational parameters of conventional thermal and nuclear power plants, combined cycle, refrigeration cycle and heat pump, principles of corrosion processes and corrosion prevention in power cycles. Calculate mass and thermal balance of a steam generator and the optimal size of demineralization line.

Literature -
Last update: Macák Jan doc. Ing. CSc. (30.03.2023)

Everett Woodruff, Herbert Lammers, Thomas Lammers: Steam Plant Operation, McGraw-Hill, 2016 ISBN-10: ‎ 1259641333

P.Kiameh: Power Generation Handbook, McGraw-Hill 2013, ISBN: 978-1259064708

Smith, Zachary A.;Taylor, Katrina D.: Renewable and Alternative Energy Resources, ABC-Clio, 2008, ISBN / EAN: 9781598840896 / 9781598840896

John Armstrong: The Future of Energy: The 2021 guide to the energy transition, Energy Technology Publishing 2021, ASIN: ‎ B08W29N1G3

C E Harland: Ion Exchange: Theory and Practice, RSC PAPERBACKS, ISBN-10: 0-85186-484-8

Learning resources -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (12.04.2018)

Syllabus -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (27.04.2018)

1. Power engineering, energy sources, principles of energy conversion

2. 1st law of thermodynamics

3. 2nd law of thermodynamics

4. States of liquid water and steam, calculations, diagrammes

5. Thermal cycles, Carnot, Clausius-Rankine, ORC, Kalina cycle

6. Steam production, boilers and steam generators, steam accumulation

7. Brayton cycle, combined cycles

8. Water treatment in power engineering

9. Corrosion and protection of power systems

10. Cooling cycles, cooling water treatment

11. Reversed Carnot cycle, cooling to low temperature, heat pump

12. Power production, elektrochemical energy conversion in fuel cells

13. Nuclear power

14. Energy and environment, renewable energy sources

Registration requirements -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (12.04.2018)


Course completion requirements -
Last update: Macák Jan doc. Ing. CSc. (04.05.2018)

1. credit test

2. oral examination

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1.9 52
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0.7 20
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 2.9 80
Účast na seminářích 0.5 14
6 / 6 166 / 168
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 20
Continuous assessment of study performance and course -credit tests 30
Oral examination 50