Power Cycle Components/Processes Ideal vs Real Operation Analysis

Course Number: M-2061
Credit: 2 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Gordan Feric, P.E.
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Overview

In Power Cycle Components/Processes Ideal vs Real Operation Analysis, you'll learn ...

  • Understand basic energy conversion engineering assumptions and equations
  • Know basic elements of the compression, combustion and expansion processes and their T - s and h - T diagrams
  • Be familiar with the compression, complete and stoichiometry => 1 conditions combustion of carbon, hydrogen, sulfur, coal, oil and gas, with and without heat loss, with standard air as the oxidant, combustion products composition on both weight and mole basis, flame temperature, stoichiometric oxidant to fuel ratio, fuel higher heating value and expansion
  • Understand general compression, combustion and expansion performance trends

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Credit: 2 PDH

Length: 90 pages

The power cycle components/processes (compression, combustion and expansion) are presented in this two hour course. In the presented power cycle components/processes analysis, air is used as the working fluid.

For compression and expansion, the technical performance of mentioned power cycle components/processes for ideal and real operation is presented with a given relationship between pressure and temperature and compression and expansion efficiency. Complete combustion with and without heat loss is presented. Six different fuels (carbon, hydrogen, sulfur, coal, oil and gas) react with air as the oxidant at different stoichiometry values (stoichiometry => 1) and oxidant inlet temperature values.

Reactants and combustion products enthalpy values change with an increase in the temperature and such enthalpy values are presented in a plot where one can notice fuel higher heating value (HHV) and flame temperature definitions. Physical properties of basic combustion reactants and products are presented in an enthalpy vs temperature plot.

The combustion technical performance at stoichiometry => 1 conditions is presented knowing the enthalpy values for combustion reactants and products, given as a function of temperature. Combustion products composition on both weight and mole basis is given in tabular form and plotted in a few figures. Also, flame temperature, oxidant to fuel ratio and fuel higher heating value (HHV) are presented in tabular form and plotted in a few figures. The provided output data and plots allow one to determine the major combustion performance laws and trends.

In this course, the student gets familiar with the power cycle components/processes, their T - s and h - T diagrams, ideal and real operation and major performance trends.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understand basic energy conversion engineering assumptions and equations
  • Know basic elements of the compression, combustion and expansion processes and their T - s and h - T diagrams
  • Be familiar with the compression, complete and stoichiometry => 1 conditions combustion of carbon, hydrogen, sulfur, coal, oil and gas, with and without heat loss, with standard air as the oxidant, combustion products composition on both weight and mole basis, flame temperature, stoichiometric oxidant to fuel ratio, fuel higher heating value and expansion
  • Understand general compression, combustion and expansion performance trends

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 20 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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