Laboratory Course Energy Systems for MSPE

Various topics from the field of power plant technology will be presented through a total of six tests.

Those interested in the MSPE lab course must sign up on TUM-Online. Students who must only complete individual lab tasks (individual tests or exams) should contact Florian Kerscher at the institute directly.

At the course’s mandatory introductory meeting, Students will be split into groups, and lab topics will be assigned to those students that signed up for them. Those who signed up for the course’s waiting list should still be present at the meeting, as replacement positions will also be assigned.

Contents

The following experiments will be conducted by the students during the practical course:

  • Temperature measurement (application and comparison of various temperature measurement technologies)
  • Fuel analysis (laboratory analysis and preparation of fuels)
  • Gasification of biomass (experiments with lab-scale biomass gasifiers and determination of various reaction parameters)
  • Computer-aided process optimization (thermodynamic cycle analysis, thermodynamic optimization of a cyclic process using a computer)
  • CCPP simulator (simulation of various dynamic states of operation of a Combined Cycle Power Plant)
  • Solar thermal (measurement at a testing facility of the ZAE Bayern)

In every experiment a home assignment has to be written in a group of three students.

In the end of the lab course a short exam of 35 minutes is held.

The course is held in English. Erasmus students are welcome.


Lab Course Energy Systems for MSPE

Lecturer (assistant)
  • Florian Kerscher [L]
  • Florian Kerscher [L]
  • Miriam Sepke-Vogt
  • Andreas Stephan
  • Christian Wolf
  • Sebastian Jell
  • Peter Ostermeier
  • Sebastian Eyerer
  • Andreas Geißler
  • Julia Hentschel
  • Andreas Kohlhepp
  • Roberto Pili
  • Markus Pröll
Number0000001730
TypePractical course
Duration1 SWS
TermSommersemester 2017
Language of instructionEnglish
Position within curriculaSee TUMonline
DatesSee TUMonline

Dates

Course criteria & registration

See TUMonlineRegistration possible from 15.03.17 10 a.m.

Objectives

The participants gain practical knowledge about state-of-the –art measurement techniques used in Energy technologies. Furthermore different simulation tools are introduced. After the participation the students have collected experience in experimental work and are able to write a technical report in a group.

Description

The lab course Energy Systems is especially designed for MSPE students. Erasmus students are welcome. The course is given in english. The following experiment will be conducted: • Temperature measurement (application and comparison of various temperature measurement technologies), • Fuel analysis (laboratory analysis and preparation of fuels), • Gasification of biomass (experiments with lab-scale biomass gasifiers and determination of various reaction parameters), • Computer-aided process optimization (thermodynamic cycle analysis, thermodynamic optimization of a cyclic process), • CCPP simulator (simulation of various dynamic states of operation of a Combined Cycle Power Plant), • Solar thermal power plant (measurement at a testing facility of the ZAE Bayern). For each experiment a home assigned is written in a group of three people. The lab course ends with a short exam (35 minutes) consisting of short questions on all experiments. The participation in the introduction is mandatory. Please be on time!

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge about Energy technology is required!

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures with Power point presentations, working at test rigs, in a laboratory and with computer aided simulation tools, working in a group, writing of technical reports

Examination

For each experiment a home assignments has to be written in a group. Questions about this can be answered during the experiment. To test the gained knowledge of each participant a written exam tales place in the end of the course. The home assignments each count 10% (sum of 60%) of the final grade, the final exam 40%. A final grade better than 4.0 is required to pass the course.

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