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Steam Power Engineering

NPTEL and Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati via Swayam

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Overview

This course deals with the steam power plants. One part of the course is about simple steam power cycle, reheat, regeneration and superheating. Further actual cycle with component efficiencies would also be discussed. Then each component of the plant is discussed detail. Initially, types of steam generators and their parts highlighted. Then steam turbine, its type, efficiency and arrangements are focused. Thus this course would provide an understanding on electricity generation or transportation application using steam as working medium.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Undergraduate students of Mechanical engineering. (5 th semester onwards), industry personnel associated from thermal power plant; faculty members associated with Mechanical /Chemical/ Automobile engineering.
PREREQUISITES: Basic UG-level Thermodynamics


Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1: Vapour Power Cycles: Carnot cycle, Rankine cycle, reheat cycle
Week 2: Vapour Power Cycles: Regenerative cycle, steam cycles for nuclear power plant, back-pressure and
extraction turbines and cogeneration
Week 3: Vapour Power Cycles: Low temperature power cycles, ideal working fluid and binary/multi-fluid cycles
Week 4: Steam Generator: Subcritical and supercritical boilers, fluidized bed boilers, fire-tube and watertube
boilers, mountings and accessories
Week 5: Steam Turbine: Impulse and reaction stage, degree of reaction, velocity triangle,
Week 6: Steam Turbine: efficiencies Velocity and pressure compounding,
Week 7: Steam Turbine: Reheat factor and nozzles
Week 8: Cooling Tower: Hygrometry and psychrometric chart

Taught by

Prof. Vinayak N. Kulkarni

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