88247 - Turbomachines and Offshore Generation

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SDGs

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Affordable and clean energy

Academic Year 2020/2021

Learning outcomes

The course is aimed at providing basic principles for design and operation of typical fluid machines used for “island” application in off-shore installations.

Course contents

ENERGY SOURCES:

Classification of energy sources; Classification of conversion systems from primary energy sources to useful energy.

SIMPLE CYCLE GAS TURBINES:

The simple cycle gas turbine group; Thermodynamic analysis of the Brayton cycle; Power and total efficiency of a gas turbine.

COMPLEX CYCLE GAS TURBINES:

Heat recovery gasturbine;

STEAM POWER PLANTS:

Hirne thermodynamic cycle; Power and total efficiency of a steam power plant; The adoption of re-heating; The adoption of bleed ports; Steam power plants with 3 bleed ports and re-heating.

COMBINED CYCLE POWER PLANTS:

One pressure level combined cycle power plants; two pressure levels combined cycle power plants.

TURBOMACHINERY:

Axial compressors; Radial Compressors, Positive displacement compressors.


Please Note: for each academic year, the final course contents drawn up on the basis of the lectures will be available in the "useful contents" section of the teacher's personal page at the end of the cycle of lessons

Readings/Bibliography

H. Cohen, G.F.C. Rogers, H.I.H. Saravanamuttoo, Gas Turbine Theory

J. H. Horlock, Combined Power Plants

Teaching methods

The course consists of 3 credits in a single module. The course consists on theory lectures with also some lectures in which numerical examples and real applications will be presented.

Assessment methods

The examination at the end of the course aims to assess the achievement of learning objectives, verifying the knowledge that the students have acquired about the coure topics.

The final grade is defined by a single oral exam, testing the student's knowledge in all topics covered in the 3 CFU.

Teaching tools

Teaching material presented in class will be made available to the student in IOL platform.

Office hours

See the website of Francesco Melino