Power Engineering - AM218010
Title: Power Engineering
Guaranteed by: Department of Power Engineering (218)
Actual: from 2019
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 [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
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
Examination dates   
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. (16.10.2019)

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

Z:Vošta J.,Matějka Z.,Macák J.:Energetika,VŠCHT Praha,1999,ISBN 80-7080-358-4

Z:Mištová E., Macák J., Jelínek L.: Energetika, Návody k výpočtům, VŠCHT Praha, 2016, ISBN 978-80-7080-946-4

Z: P.Atkins, J. de Paula: Physical Chemistry, Oxford University Press 2018, ISBN: 978-0198769866

D:F.Karas: Úprava kotelní vody a čistota páry,SNTL Praha,1965

D:Hübner P., Úprava vody v energetice, vyd.VŠCHT, 2015, ISBN 978-80-7080-873-3

D:Uhlig H., Winston R., Corrosion and corrosion control, John Wiley&Sons, NY, 2008, ISBN 978-0-471-73279-2

D:Libra M., Poulek V.: Zdroje a využití energie, ČZU 2007, ISBN 978-80-213-1647-8

D:Libra M., Poulek V.: Solární energie, ČZU 2006, ISBN 80-213-1488-5

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
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