Postgraduate Course: Thermodynamics for power plant engineering with CO2 capture (PGEE10007)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course presents thermodynamics as a real world subject. Basic principles and conservation equations, together with constitutive laws, are applied to a variety of systems and devices including heat exchangers, nozzles, power cycles, air conditioning systems and cooling towers and linked to their application in a range of power plants, including with integration with proposed CO2 capture systems.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Thermodynamics 3 (MECE09010)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| 1. Apply the First Law to simple closed and steady flow systems using appropriate property data from tables, charts and equations.
2. Use one-dimensional compressible flow theory to determine the gas velocities and flow rates in choked and unchoked nozzles.
3. Use the simple theory of mixtures of ideal gasses and vapours to calculate the performance of plant such as air conditioning systems and cooling towers.
4. Use the First Law to analyse the performance of simple power plants.
5. Give a qualitative explanation of some of the implications of the Second Law for these plants.
6. Carry out simple heat transfer calculations involving conduction, convection and radiation.
7. Use standard computer packages to calculate Gibbs function minimisation and apply the results for simple analysis of chemical equilibrium problems involving coal gasifiers or autothermal reformers and associated equipment in power plant applications.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Thermodynamics, Power plant, CCS, Carbon Capture
|Course organiser||Dr Jia Li
|Course secretary||Mrs Lynn Hughieson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687