Course detail

Power Machines

FSI-DSTAcad. year: 2021/2022

The course provides students with basic knowledge of power generation engineering. The power machines include thermal cycles, steam boilers, gas and steam turbines, and power plants including environmental impact.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student will obtain overall knowledge power engineering and power machines.


Knowledge of general mathematics and physics


Not applicable.

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. Participation in the exercise is mandatory.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit requirements:successfully passed a test during the semester. The examination consists of an oral and written parts.

Course curriculum

Not applicable.

Work placements

Not applicable.


The course familiarises students with work of power engineering plants.

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

Participation in the exercises is systematically controlled.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Zbyněk Ibler: Technický průvodce energetika, BEN, Praha 2002
Leyzerovich:Large Power Steam Turbines,Pennwell Books,USA2003

Recommended reading

Fiedler,Krbek,Polesný: Strojní zařízení elektráren,skripta VUT 1999
Fiedler:Parní turbiny,skripta VUT,2004
Melichar:Malé vodní turbiny,ČVUT1998


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-STR-P Bachelor's

    specialization STG , 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. forms of energy
2.3. theory of power machines
4.5. boiler - source of heat
6.7. thermal turbines
8. nuclear power energy
9. internal combustion engine
10. water machines
11. compressors, ventilators
12.13.renewable energy sources


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. calculations of the fuel consumption
2.-5. calculations of the cycles' efficiencies
6.-7. calculations of boilers
8.-9. design of a steam turbine
10.-12.calculations of the renewable energy sources
13.calculations of the economic indicators