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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 :

This course aims to: • Enrich the student Understanding about fundamentals of Thermal Power Systems • Prepare the student to apply the fundamental principles of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics • Train the student to Explore the fundamental principles of Heat Engines through analysis and experimentation • Develop the student skills for analyzing engines data and working in teams • Train the student to 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.
2- Evaluate different power losses.
3- Analyze the performance of the basic types of internal combustion engines and vapor power plants.

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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Thermal Power Systems

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
Assignment 10.00 11
Final Exam 40.00 16
Mid- Exam 1I 15.00 11
Mid- Exam I 15.00 6
Participation 10.00 16
Research 5.00 9

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Thermal Power Systems

Books:

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

Recommended books :

"Thermodynamics an Engineering Approach", Seventh Edition, 2011, By: Yunus Cengel and Michael A. Boles, Mc Graw Hill

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