Course detail

Unconvention Conversions

FEKT-MKC-NPEAcad. year: 2023/2024

The subject acquaint students with utilization of diferent kinds of primary energy by less known and perspective technological proceses of their conversion to electrical energy, including alternative sources.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Evaluation of written and oral part of final exam is directed by FEKT (FEEC) rules.
Minimum points for course-unit credit is 20 points, maximum 30 points.
Minimum points for final written exam is 40 points, maximum 70points.
Minimum total points to obtain a course is 50 points, maximum 100 points.

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.


The aim of subject is attention on physical principles of acquire of electrical energy by unconvention technology.
Student will get survey about perspective and alternative souces of electrical power.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

VEIS,Š.: Magnetohydrodynamické generátory,ALFA Bratislava 1980, 272 s.
MARKO,Š.,a kol.: Energetické zdroje a premeny,ALFA Bratislava 1989
CELINSKI,Z; VOJTÁŠEK, S..: Nové zdroje el.energie,SNTL Praha, 188 s.
McCRACKEN, G. , STOTT, P: Fúze, energie vesmíru. Mladá fronta 2006, ISBN: 80-204-1453-3

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MKC-EVM Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme MKC-EEN Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1.Magnetohydrodynamic Generators
2.Thermonuclear Fusion
3.Thermoelectric Transformation of Energy
4.Electrochemical Fuel Elements
5. Utilization of Solar Energy
6. Utilization of Wind Energy

Fundamentals seminar

12 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Thermonuclear synthesis: fundamental calculations
MHD conversion: fundamental physical calculations
Thermoelectric and thermoemissive transformation of energy
Fuel cells, utilize of electric arc, plasmatrons
Photovoltaic transformation of energy
Grounding system for collecting solar heat, calculation of solar panelLab

Laboratory exercise

14 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Measurement of thermocouple cell property
Measurement of fuel cell property
Measurement V-A characteristics of photovoltaic cell
Hydrogen like a energy carrier
Measurement V-A characteristics of plasmatron
Measurement V-A characteristics of electrochemical fuel cell
Efficiency of solar panel