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Academic Year 2009/10
01CINDR
Energy systems
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Mechanical Engineering - Vercelli
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Nuccio Patrizio ORARIO RICEVIMENTO     32 24 0 0 11
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-IND/09 5 B - Caratterizzanti Ingegneria energetica
Objectives of the course
The module aims at supplying the fundamentals of performance and off-design operations of the energy system in which the fluid machines are inserted. Through the systematic application of the principles of thermo-fluid-dynamics to energy conversion systems and their components, the module provides the students with the ability not only to choose engineering-plant solutions in relation to their applications, but also to approach and solve specific design problems.
Expected skills
Ability to carry out a preliminary design both for steam and gas turbine power plants and to determine their performance also in part-load conditions.
Prerequisites
It is necessary to be familiar with the topics covered in the course of: Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics; Heat transfer, acoustics and lighting engineering; Thermal and hydraulic machines.
Syllabus
Steam turbine power plants and their control. Steam generators. Condenser. Degassing systems. Steam turbine power plants for high backpressure applications and their control.
Gas turbine plants; analysis of the ideal and actual cycle; effects of operating variables on the efficiency of gas-turbine cycle; schemes to improve cycle efficiency. Burners. Control of off-design operations in single-shaft gas turbines and of simple cycle gas turbine with free power turbine. Combined plants and cogeneration plants. Heat recovery steam generator. Combined cycle plant with gas and steam turbines; evaluation of performance, off-design analysis and control.
Laboratories and/or exercises
The classroom training consists in solving exercises and practical problems by applying the concepts covered in the lessons. The aim of training is to give the students the order of magnitude of the main parameters and to improve their degree of understanding.
A visit in a steam and gas turbine power plant is also scheduled.
Bibliography
A. Capetti: Motori Termici. Ed. UTET, 1967. A.E. Catania: Complementi di macchine. Ed. Levrotto & Bella, 1979. G. Lozza: Turbine a gas e cicli combinati. Ed Esculapio, 1997. G Cornetti: Macchine termiche. Ed. Il Capitello,1991.
Revisions / Exam
The exam consists of a written test both on practical problems and theory .

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2009/10
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