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Thermal Power Systems

  • Course Code :
    MPR 355
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Area of Study :

1) Understand fundamentals of Thermal Power Systems 2) Apply the fundamental principles of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 3) Explore the fundamental principles of Heat Engines through analysis and experimentation 4) Develop skills for analyzing engines data and working in teams 5) Share ideas and work in a team.

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Thermal Power Systems

Basic characteristics, analysis and performance of different types of engines and thermal power systems, including: steam power, combined cycles, petrol engines, diesel engines, gas turbines and jet engines. Latest developments in automotive engines technology.

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Thermal Power Systems

Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Identify principles in the field of design of fluid flow, thermodynamics, gas dynamics, turbo- machinery, heat transfer engineering and fundamentals of thermal and fluid processes
2- Describe conceptual and detailed design of fluid power systems
3- Explain the constraints which mechanical power engineers have to judge to reach at an optimum solution for thermal power systems.
4- Describe basic types of internal combustion engines and vapor power plants.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Derive different solution alternatives for the engineering problems in thermal power systems, and evaluate different power losses.
2- Analyze the performance of the basic types of internal combustion engines and vapor power plants.
3- Demonstrate creative thinking.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Classify different types of internal combustion engines based on different criteria.
2- Connect engine performance to design parameters, fuels and environmental conditions.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Write reports in accordance with the standard scientific guidelines.
2- Use digital libraries and/or Learning systems and demonstrate efficient IT capabilities.

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Ideal Air and Gas Power Cycles(Otto Cycle – Petrol Engine) 4 2 2
Ideal Air and Gas Power Cycles(Diesel Engine, Brayton Cycles-Gas Turbine) 8 4 4
Vapor Power Cycles (Basic Rankine and Superheat Cycles) + Midterm Examination 1 8 4 4
Improving Efficiency of Vapor Power Cycles (Reheat, Regeneration and Co-generation) 4 2 2
Improving Efficiency of Vapor Power Cycles (Combined and Binary Cycles) 4 2 2
Actual Cycles, Reheat, Regeneration 8 4 4
Gas Turbines and Jet Propulsion Systems (Jet Propulsion, Modifications to Turbojet Engines, Ramjets) + Mid-term Examination 2 8 4 4
Revision of Basic Principles of Thermodynamics (Definitions, Concepts, Fluid Properties Fundamental Laws) 8 4 4
Operating Characteristics of Reciprocating Engines(Engine Parameters, Efficiencies, Emissions and Noise) 8 4 4

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lecture
Problem based learning
Discussion
Experimental learning
Project based learning
Research

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
1st -Mid-term examination 25.00 6
2 nd -Mid-term examination 25.00 11
Final examination 40.00 16
General Performance 10.00 15

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Books:

Book Author Publisher
Engineering Fundamentals of the Internal Combustion Engine Willard W.Pulkrabek Prentice Hall

Recommended books :

Thermodynamics an Engineering Approach", Seven Edition, By: Yunus Cengel and Michael A. Boles, Mc Graw Hill

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