Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Thermal power cycles and heat pump systems

ME-459

Lecturer(s) :

Vacat .

Language:

English

Summary

This lecture aims at studying Energy (economics and environment: general knowledge), thermal power plant cycles and equipment, nuclear power plants and heat pumping technologies.

Content

Energy, Economics and Environment: general knowledge

 

Thermal power plant cycles and equipment: Rankine, Brayton, supercritical, combined cycles, Cheng, Kalina, boilers (incl. fluidised bed), turbomachines, cooling towers, specific power plant applications (oil & natural gas, coal incl. IGCC, waste incineration,...)

 

Nuclear power plants: nuclear physics elements-fission-critical size of a reactor-fuel cycles-specifics of nuclear power plants (physics design, thermohydraulics of the core, control, main types of power plants, environmental aspects, safety

 

Heat pumping technologies: main families of technologies for heat pumping (compression, chemical, magnetic, thermoelectric), main compressor and expander technologies (volumetric, dynamic), working fluids and refrigerants incl. mixtures ( diagr de Merkel-Bosnjakovic) and the global environmental impact factors

Keywords

Power plant, heat pump, compressor, turbine

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Assessment methods

Oral examination at the end of the course

Resources

Bibliography

Borel, Favrat Thermodynamics and energy systems analysis, EPFL Press + distributed documents available in pdf on moodle

Ressources en bibliothèque

In the programs

    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       Oral
    • Credits
      2
    • Subject examined
      Thermal power cycles and heat pump systems
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       Oral
    • Credits
      2
    • Subject examined
      Thermal power cycles and heat pump systems
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Energy Management and Sustainability, 2017-2018, Master semester 2
    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       Oral
    • Credits
      2
    • Subject examined
      Thermal power cycles and heat pump systems
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Energy Management and Sustainability, 2017-2018, Master semester 4
    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       Oral
    • Credits
      2
    • Subject examined
      Thermal power cycles and heat pump systems
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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20-21     
21-22     
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