COURSE: |
ME
599, Power Generation
Lecture: 3 hrs; Credit: 3 |
INSTRUCTOR: |
Dr. V.R. Capece Crounse Hall, Room 207 Phone: (270) 534 - 3123 Fax: (270) 534 - 6292 Email: vcapece@engr.uky.edu |
OFFICE HOURS: |
TBA |
GOALS: |
Provide the student with a fundamental understanding
of power generation. |
PREREQUISITES: |
ME 330, ME 321, and engineering standing |
TEXTBOOK: |
Powerplant
Technology, by El-Wakil, McGraw-Hill,
1984. |
HOMEWORK: |
In general, weekly homework assignments will be given.
Homework will be collected at the beginning of the class period when due.
Late assignments will be accepted only in exceptional cases. Please staple
all homework problems together. All submitted assignments should be your own
work. |
EXAMS/QUIZZES: |
Two exams
and a comprehensive final exam
will be given. Quizzes will be given in the last 15 minutes of the class period
at regular intervals during the semester.
Make-up exams or quizzes
will only be given for properly documented illness, emergency, or other
reason. Exams/quizzes and homework
assignments will in some cases have different problems and/or requirements
for graduate students.* |
GRADING: |
Project 10% Quizzes 10% Exams 50% (25%
each) Final 25% |
GRADING SCALE*: |
90-100 A 80-89 at least a B 70-79 at least a C 60-69 at least a D (E for graduate students) 0-59 E Final grade cutoffs may be adjusted lower by the instructor based on
the overall class performance, but will not be raised. |
*Our accreditation association and
policy of the |
Course Goals: The goals of this class are to:
1)
Familiarize the students with power plants for
electric power generation,
2)
Develop a basic understanding of steam power
plants including supercritical power plants, with some applications of
cogeneration,
3)
Develop an understanding of simple gas turbine
power plants as well as combined cycles,
4)
Develop a basic understanding of preliminary
turbine airfoil design,
5)
Develop an understanding of fuel-cells and their
applications to electric power generation.
Learning Outcomes: At the completion of this course the students
should:
1)
Understand the cycle analysis of power
plants. This knowledge will be
demonstrated by having successfully worked problems on the different power
cycles covered.
2)
Have a basic understanding of preliminary turbine
blade design. This knowledge will be
demonstrated by being able to compute and construct velocity diagrams and use Eulers turbomachine equation.
A.
Thermodynamics Review (Chapter 1)
B.
The Rankine Power Cycle
(Chapter 2)
C.
Gas-Turbine and Combined Cycles (Chapter 8)
D.
Turbine Airfoil Design (Chapter 5)
E.
Fuel-Cell Power Plant Concepts