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Power Plant Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and NPTEL via Swayam

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Overview

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 Engineering PREREQUISITES : Nil INDUSTRY SUPPORT : All power plant industries

Syllabus

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