Thermal Power Systems

Teaching methods Lecture
Learning target

The students know in-depth fluid dynamics and mechanics of thermal turbo-machinery. They know about different types of steam generators and understand their requirements with respect to fluid mechanics and heat exchange in two-phase-flow. The students are aware of instabilities, which can occur when operating steam generators. The students are able to formulate a specification sheet for the main components of thermal power plants. Optimization strategies for the operating conditions of power plants can be judged and examined in a qualified way.

Duration 1 Semester
Hours per week 10.0
  • Classes:150 h
  • Individual/
    Group work:120 h

  • Workload:270 h
ECTS 9.0
Requirements for awarding credit points

written exam (120 minutes) + oral exam

Responsible person

Prof. Dr. Bernd Jatzlau

Max. participants 25
Recommended semester ECM 1
Frequency Annually (ws)
Lectures Thermische Kraftanlagen
Type Lecture
Nr. M+V3040
Hours per week 6.0
Lecture contents

1. Flow and heat Transfer in Gas-Liquid-Mixtures
1.1 Definitions
1.2. Conservation laws and balances
1.3. Flow characteristics
1.4. Steam quality and heterogeneous flow (flow with slip)
1.5. Pressure drop
1.6. Critical stream out
1.7. Boiling (Nucleation and bubble generation, Generation of mixture)
1.8. Measuring techniques
1.9.Similarity laws
2. Advanced Fluid Mechanics in Turbo Machinery
2.1 Critical Review of Design Approaches
2.2 Flow through Channels and Nozzles
2.3 Linear and Rotating Cascades (Blade Rows)
2.4 Losses in Turbo Machinery
2.5 Radial Equilibrium of Flow
3. Auxiliaries
3.1 Condensate System (Condensors, Cooling Towers, Auxiliaries)
3.2 Feedwater Heater
3.3 Raw Water Treatment (Ion_Exchange Water Conditioners,
3.4 Lubricants and Lubricating Devices
3.5 Environmental Control Systems


VDI-GVC (Hrsg.): VDI-Wärmeatlas - Berechnungsblätter für den
Wärmeübergang. 10. Auflage, Berlin : Springer, 2006.

Thermische Systeme
Type Lecture
Nr. M+V3041
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


CENGEL, Y.A., BOLES, M.A.: Thermodynamics - An Engineering Approach.
New York : McGraw Hill, 2008.
VAN WYLEN, J., SONNTAG, R.E., BORGNAKKE, C.: Fundamentals of
Thermodynamics. 6th edition, New York : Wiley, 2003
MAREK, R., NITSCHE, K.: Praxis der Wärmeübertragung. München :
Hanser, 2007.
VDI-GVC (Hrsg.): VDI-Wärmeatlas - Berechnungsblätter für den
Wärmeübergang. 10. Auflage, Berlin : Springer, 2006.

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