[ 445VPRETNEK23 ] KV Thermofluid Dynamics of Sustainable Energy Systems

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year (*)Maschinenbau Michael Krieger 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Mechanical Engineering 2023W
Objectives After successfully engaging with the topics of this course, students will be able to

  • explain the basic design and functional principles of water and wind turbines,
  • perform basic calculations regarding water and wind turbines,
  • descripe thermo-fluid dynamic aspects of further methods of sustainable energy gerneration
  • perform calculations of typical therodynamic cycles of sustainable energy gerneration systems

The level of mathematical modeling and analysis of the mentioned topics is comparable to the level of the textbooks: Pfleiderer, Petermann: Strömungsmaschinen, 2005; Hau, Windkraftanlagen, 2016.

Subject Different sustainable energy systems are considered with a focus on thermo-fluid dynamic aspects

  • water turbines
  • wind turbines
  • wave and tidal power plants and further examples
  • thermodynamic cycles of sustainable energy systems, e.g. heat pumps, Stirling engines, Rankine process
Criteria for evaluation Written assignment, written and/or oral exam
Methods Lecture by means of a script, development of practical examples
Language German
Study material
  • E. Hau: Windkraftanalgen. Sechste Auflage, Springer, 2016
  • C. Pfleiderer, H. Petermann H.: Strömungsmaschinen, Springer, 7. Auflage, 2005
  • P. Breeze: Power Generation Technologies. Second Edition, Elsevier, 2014
  • P. Breeze: Hydropower. Academic Press, 2018
  • W. Grassi: Heat Pumps. Springer, 2018
  • E. Macchi, M. Astolfi: Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) Power Systems, Elsevier, 2017
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 35
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority