ME 68001 Special Topics in ME: Gas & Steam Turbines Select Term:
This course is intended to teach practical aspects of gas and steam turbine design and operating issues: The following topics will be covered: basic principles of gas and steam turbines; historical development of gas turbines and their technological evolution; main modules/components of gas and steam turbines; different turbine types and configurations, simple and combined cycles, thermic power plants; industrial generators; engine types and variations based on applications; thrust end lift; important factors affecting performance and life; emission and main factors affecting emission; power augmentation methods; turbine materials and historical development; firing temperature and advanced material and cooling techniques; combustor and combustion/acoustics issues; trip conditions and its effects on turbines; main causes of turbine power degradation and methods of prevention; sealing systems and their effects on turbine/engine performance; operating modes and their effects on turbine life; operating principles of power market; turbine and combination selection and development of operating strategies based on market needs
SU Credits : 3.000
ECTS Credit : 10.000
Prerequisite : -
Corequisite : -