Introduction to economics of power generation: Load duration curves, location of power plants, power plant economics
Analysis of Steam Power Plants (SPP): Components of steam power plants, Effect of variations, variation of steam condition on thermal efficiency of steam power plant. Typical layout of SPP. Efficiencies in a SPP.
Analysis of Hydroelectric Power Plants (HEPP): Components of HEPP, Typical layout of HEPP, Performance of turbines and comparison.
Wind Energy: Wind energy potential measurement, general theories of wind machines, basic laws and concepts of aerodynamics, aerofoil design; wind mill and wind electric generator. Description and performance of the horizontal–axis wind machines. Description and performance of the vertical–axis wind machines. The generation of electricity by wind machines.
Solar radiation: its measurement and prediction. Flat plate collectors, liquid and air type. Theory of flat plate collectors, advanced collectors, optical design of concentrators, selective coatings, solar water heating, thermal storage. Conversion of heat into mechanical energy. Solar cells, photovoltaic effect, performance of a solar cell, P-V material, performance of solar cells, P-V modules. Solar P-V plants, Economies of solar photovoltaic’s.
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12 Feb 2016
comprehensive guide book, gained a lot of knowledge of available power generation code
15 Feb 2016
A complete reference book for the introduction to available power generation options. I am an engineer and I found it much more than the account of technologies. Numerous diagrams make the clear image of practical functioning.