cod. 18126

Academic year 2020/21
3° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Macchine a fluido (ING-IND/08)
Ingegneria meccanica
Type of training activity
48 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
course unit

Learning objectives

At the end of the course the student will be able
- to know the basics of energy conversion in energy systems;
- to know the types and performances of the fluid machines;
- to evaluate the performance of energy systems by according to the operating parameters;
- to choose fluid machines according to the specific application.


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


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

For further information:

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

Esercitazioni di sistemi energetici / Carlo Carcasci, Bruno Facchini
Bologna: Esculapio, 2016

Teaching methods

Online lectures.

Assessment methods and criteria

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

The exam is passed if the exercise is correct and the threshold of 4 points in the tests is overcomed.

As long as the limitations due to the containment of the COVID-19 contagion persist, the exam will be administered online via the Elly platform.

Other information

Lecture attendances is highly recommended.

Non-attending students are invited to consult the Elly platform on which the topics actually presented in class will be periodically listed.