Steam Power Engineering
This Steam Power (SP) Engineering course deals with steam power plants. One part of the course is about simple (SP) cycle, reheat, regeneration, and superheating.
Further actual cycles with component efficiencies would also be discussed. Then each component of the plant is discussed in detail. Initially, the types of steam generators and their parts were highlighted.
Then steam turbine, its type, efficiency, and arrangements are focused. Thus this course would provide an understanding of electricity generation or transportation applications using steam as a working medium.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Undergraduate students of Mechanical engineering. (5 th semester onwards), industry personnel associated with thermal power plant; faculty members associated with Mechanical /Chemical/ Automobile engineering.
What Will I Learn?
- Week 1: Vapour Power Cycles: Carnot cycle, Rankine cycle, reheat cycle
- Week 2: Vapour Power Cycles: Regenerative cycle, steam cycles for nuclear power plant, back-pressure, and extraction turbines, and cogeneration
- Week 3: Vapour Power Cycles: Low-temperature power cycles, the ideal working fluid, and binary/multi-fluid cycles
- Week 4: Steam Generator: Subcritical and supercritical boilers, fluidized bed boilers, fire-tube, and water tube boilers, mountings, and accessories
- Week 5: Steam Turbine: Impulse and reaction stage, degree of reaction, velocity triangle,
- Week 6: Steam Turbine: efficiencies Velocity and pressure compounding,
- Week 7: Steam Turbine: Reheat factor and nozzles
- Week 8: Cooling Tower: Hygrometry and psychrometric chart