Course detail

Design and Economy

FSI-LPEAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course is focused on calculating, developing and designing thermal power stations and their parts(steam and gas turbines, steam boilers) central heating systems, fuel systems and nuclear power stations.
Economy:leasing, net present value,cash flow,internal rate of return.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course provides students with knowledge and skills necessary to work out the documentation in power engineering including optimal thermal and economic calculations.


Knowledge of energy sources, steam turbines and boilers


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Kadrnožka: Tepelné elektrárny a teplárny,SNTL Praha 1987
Krbek,Polesný,Fiedler: Strojní zařízení tepelných centrál, skripta VUT 1999
Kousal: Spalovací turbiny,SNTL Praha 1980
Fiedler:Parní turbiny,skripta VUT,2004
Boyce: Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook,Gulf Publishing,1995
Leyzerovich:Large Power Steam Turbines, Pennwell Books,USA 2003
Škopek: Parní turbina, ZČU Plzeň 2007
Horlock, J.H.:Advanced Gas Turbine Cycles. Prgamon Publishing, London 2003

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Graded credit requirements: active participation in the exercises and delivery of a project for the given topic in a given term. Examination: written part consists of questions and examples, oral part in a form of discussion about a given topic.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to familiarise students with problems of designing thermal power stations, their important nods, as well as with economic aspects of the design.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Participation in the exercises is systematically controlled

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-ENI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1.introduction to the design in the power energy
2.basic terms
3.economy in power engineering
4.tructure of incomes and costs,economic indicators
5.working cycles
6.gas turbine power station, combined, parameters
7.heating plant, saving of the heat using cogeneration, types
8.heat supply
9.proposal of the construction


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1.introduction, preparation of individual assignments according to the assignment
7.check of the results - presentation of partial results
8.-12.economic design of the project
13. credit


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