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Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Power Plant Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and NPTEL via Swayam


This Course provides a simple understanding of the power plant engineering. The course contains the details of steam and gas thermal power plants, hydro power plants, nuclear power plants, along with solar, wind and geothermal energy power systems in addition to the direct energy conversion. The economics of power generation and the environmental aspect of power generation are also being addressed in this course.INTENDED AUDIENCE : UG students of Mechanical EngineeringPREREQUISITES : NilINDUSTRY SUPPORT : All power plant industries


Week 1 : The energy scenario, steam power plants, fuel handling, ash handling, chimney draughtWeek 2 : Fossil fuel steam generators, high pressure boilers, performance of boilers, fuels and combustion, steam turbinesWeek 3 : Impulse turbines, reaction turbines, feed water treatment, steam condensers, problem solvingWeek 4 : Condensate feed water system, circulating water system, gas turbine cycles, combined cycles, hydro-electric, power plantsWeek 5 : Classification of hydro-plants , hydraulic turbines, hydro plant controls, problem solvingWeek 6 : Principles of nuclear energy, thermal fission reactors and Power Plants, Fast breeder reactors, solar energy, solar thermal energyWeek 7 : Solar thermal energy, direct energy conversion, wind energy, geothermal energy, energy from oceansWeek 8 : Energy storage, economics of power generation, economics of power generation, environmental aspect of power generation, problem solving

Taught by

Prof. Ravi Kumar

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