cod. 18126

Academic year 2016/17
3° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Macchine a fluido (ING-IND/08)
Ingegneria meccanica
Type of training activity
42 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
course unit
in - - -

Learning objectives

The purpose is to present a based of the fundamental principles which govern the energy conversion systems operation. A review of the main fluid machines is presented.


Applied thermodynamics

Course unit content

Conventional and renewable energy sources. Thermodynamics of thermal power plants: steam plants, gas turbines and internal combustion engines. Combined power plant. Cogeneration.
Architecture, principles of operation and performance of fluid machines.
Renewable power plants.

Full programme

An overview on the world’s energy requirement. Energy sources. Fundamental equations: continuity, energy conservation. Properties of the thermodynamics fluid. Properties of fuels. Thermodynamics of thermal power plants. Determination and maximization of thermal efficiency. Effect of irreversibility. Specific fuel consumption.
Gas turbines: ideal models, efficiency, maximisation of both efficiency and work per cycle.
Boiler: typology, efficiency. Internal combustion engines. Combined power plant. Combined heat and power plant. Nuclear energy. Pumps, compressors, fans and turbines.


Sistemi energetici e macchine a fluido / Giorgio Negri di Montenegro, Michele Bianchi, Antonio Peretto
Bologna: Pitagora, 2009

Macchine a fluido / Vincenzo Dossena et al.
Torino: Città studi, 2015

Teaching methods

Lectures. Some numerical exercises are presented

Assessment methods and criteria

The written examination is composed of
- an exercise;
- two open questions.

The exam is passed if the exercise is correct and both the questions are sufficient.

Other information

Lecture attendances is highly recommended.