Steam Turbines

The course provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals on steam turbines (process, flow characteristics, design, control, durability problems etc.).


  • Steam process and integration of steam turbines
  • Performance and consumption of the component and the power plant
  • Fundamentals of fluid flow
  • Theory of operation, main equation of turbine theory
  • Fundamentals of turbine stage design
  • Principles of operation, design of steam turbines
  • Losses in the machine
  • Fundamentals of turbine control
  • Constructive design and operational safety
  • Strength and vibration problems
  • Development tendencies

Recommended Literature

  • Thomas, Hans-Joachim: Thermische Kraftanlagen
  • Dietzel, Fritz: Dampfturbinen
  • Müller, Karl J.: Thermische Strömungsmaschinen
  • Traupel, Walter: Thermische Turbomaschinen

Links of interest

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Clemens Griebel

Duration2 SWS
TermWintersemester 2018/19
Language of instructionGerman


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