Electric Power Engineering
- explain physical background of energy processes in electric power plants
- describe direct and indirect energy transformation in electrical energy and useful energy forms
- analyze open, closed, reversible and irreversible systems and processes
- calculate efficiency, exergy, ideal and real work output of energy processes
- analyze basic parameters of energy processes in thermal (fossile, geothermal, nuclear, solar) and hydro power plants
- analyze basic parameters of energy processes in solar and wind power plants
- explain three phase system in transsmission and distribution system
- select power plants operation order based on electric power system demands
- describe environmental impact during energy generation, conversion and usage
Forms of Teaching
Teaching the course is organized in two teaching cycles. The first cycle contains seven weeks, mid-term exam, and the second cycle contains six weeks of classes and a final exam. Classes are conducted through a total of 15 weeks with weekly load of 4 hours.Exercises
Exercises are held each week with an hourly load.Laboratory
Laboratory exercises are held every other week with an hourly load.
|Type||Threshold||Percent of Grade||Threshold||Percent of Grade|
|Quizzes||0 %||6 %||0 %||6 %|
|Mid Term Exam: Written||0 %||38 %||0 %|
|Final Exam: Written||0 %||56 %|
|Exam: Written||0 %||94 %|
Week by Week Schedule
- First and second laws of thermodynamics.
- Processes with ideal gas; Carnot cycle.
- Maximum work output; Entropy.
- Thermal efficiency; Rankine cycle with steam turbine.
- Joule cycle with gas turbine.
- Burning fossil fuels; Steam boilers/generators (design, operation, effluents).
- Analysis of steam/gas turbines (materials, design, efficency).
- Midterm exam.
- Mass, momentum and energy conservation equations.
- Analysis of water turbines.
- Analysis of wind turbines.
- Thermoelectric effect; Piezoelectricity; Fuel cells; Design, applications and efficiency; Rechargeable batteries; Hydroelectric energy storage.
- 3 phase systems; System of symmetrical components; Vectors and phasor diagrams; Short circuit calculations; Power system basic components and topology.
- Interdependency of energy consumption, economic development and environmental impact; Role of energy efficiency in sustainable development; Indicators of energy consumption, determining the consumption and Sankyjev diagram of energy flows (energy analysis); The basic types of energy consumption; Energy performance indicator (PEU); Indicators of environmental impact assessment (EIA); Energy, Environment and Society Development; World reserves, production and consumption of energy; Modeling sustainable energy paths; Sustainable development indicators.
- Final exam.