Energy Conversion and Management (ECM)

Electrical Energy Systems

Teaching Methods Lecture
Learning objectives / competencies

The students govern the thermodynamic background of power cycles. They are able to develop sets of equations describing large-scale energy systems and govern the mathematical methods for solving it by means of computer algebra programs. They are proficient in the main characteristics of components of energy systems, e.g. heat exchanger and apply methods to design heat exchangers. The students know the technology of piping networks and are able to select specific requirements suitable to the envisaged application. The students know about the range of fluid machinery in thermal systems; they are able to choose appropriate types according to the specification of the application. Overall the students are able to perform exergetic analysis of energy systems and to develop optimized systems also under economical boundary conditions.
Also the behavior of electrical grids is covered in Energy Systems. The student learn about the structure of the electrical grid, the most important components needed, e.g. power lines, transformers, power switch gears, etc. They are able to describe the structure of electric power systems and have an understanding for the development of electrical grids with respect to additional generation capacities. They are able to calculate stationary power flows and other properties of power systems.

Duration 1
Hours per week 4.0
Classes 60
Individual / Groupwork 60
Workload 120
ECTS 4.0
Requirements for awarding credit points

written exam (90 minutes)

Responsbile person

Prof. Dr. Reiner Staudt

Max. participants 25
Recommended semester ECM 1
Frequency Annually (ws)

Elektrische Energietechnik

Type Vorlesung
Nr. M+V3021
Hours per week 4.0
Lecture contents

1. Brief review of thermodynamic background and thermodynamic power cycles
2. Chemical thermodynamics with respect to combustion
3. Treating mass and energy balances of large thermal systems (steady
4. Software tools in thermal engineering (property data bases, EES
(Engineering Equation Solver))
5. Designing heat exchangers


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