Course detail

Thermal Turbines II

FSI-LT2Acad. year: 2020/2021

The course extends the knowledge of the physical processes in the transformation of thermal or pressure energy into mechanical power, and vice versa, by thermal turbines and turbo-compressors, acquired in previous courses. The lectures are concerned with the determination of basic parameters and design concept of a machine, detailed design calculations and the design of the whole machine, and important details in the design. Students will learn how to link together energy, technical, operational, economic and environmental demands in the machine design.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for working out the documentation in the turbines design 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 J.:Parní turbiny a kondenzace,skripta VUT 1993
Kousal M.:Spalovací turbiny,SNTL Praha 1980
Fiedler, J::Parní turbíny, návrh a výpočet. CERM Brno 2013 (CS)
Cohen H.-Rogers C.F.C.-Saravanamutto H.I.N.:: Gas Turbine Theorie, , 0
Kadrnožka J.:Plynové turbiny a turbokompresory,skripta VUT 1992
Ščegljajev A.V.:Parní turbiny I, II,ACADEMIA 1982
Ambrož J.:Parní turbiny za změněných podmínek,SNTL Praha 1983
Leyzerovich:Large Power Steam Turbines, Pennwel Books, USA2003
Horlock, J.H.:Advanced Gas Turbine Cycles. Prgamon Publishing, London 2003
Škopek,J.:Parní turbina, ZČU Plzeň 2007

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 course credit requirements: active participation in the exercises and delivery of a project for the assigned topic before the stated deadline. Examination: written part consists of questions and numerical tasks, oral part is a discussion on a given topic.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to make students familiar with problems of designing big and small thermal turbines and turbo-compressors.

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, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1.-2. History, Introduction to the design in the steam turbines.
3.-4. Elementary stage of thermal turbines.
5.-7. Multistage and multicylinders steam turbines.
8. Last stage steam turbines and condensators.
9. Construction gas turbines, cooled hot parts, combustors.
10. Constructions of basic parts of thermal turbines, auxiliary systems.
11-13. Steam turbine design, operation, assembly.


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Individually calculate and design steam turbines.