Thermal Turbomachines and Steam Boilers 7.5 Credits

Termiska turbomaskiner och ångpannor
Second cycle, F7014T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2018 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
The syllabus was established by the Department of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering 2007-02-28, and remains valid from autumn 2007.

Last revised
by Mats Näsström 15 Feb 2018

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Energy Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Energy Technology
Main field of study
Mechanical Engineering

Entry requirements

Basic courses in Physics, Hydromechanics. Deeper knowledge in Thermodynamics and Mass and Heat Transfer

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

After completing the course, students:

1) knowledge and understanding
- have an overview of design configurations of gas turbines, jet engines and steam boilers
- can understand the thermodynamic phenomena occurring in jet engines and steam boilers   

2) skills and abilities
- will be able to calculate energy balances for gas and steam turbine cycles
- will be able to do one-dimensional calculations of compressible flows
- will be able to do flow calculations for single stages of compressors and turbines
- will be able to calculate energy balances and steam/water circulation for steam boilers   

3) assessment and attitude
- can evaluate the influence of different design parameters on jet engine and steam boiler performance
- are aware of the energy conversion issues in jet engines and steam boilers

Lectures: One-dimensional compressible flow in nozzles and channels with and without friction and heat transfer. Shock flow. Elementary cascade and stage theory. Radial balance. Flow losses in cascades. Applications in radial and axial compressors, gas expanders and steam turbines. Heat balance calculations for boilers. Sizing of heat transfer surfaces. Two-phase flow theory. Application to circulation rate calculations for steam boilers. Project tasks:1) Prediction of thrust of air craft jet engine. 2) Design calculations for steam boiler.

Lectures. Individual and group wise project tasks.

Review of project task reports. Written exam. There can be alternative examination methods.

Andrea Toffolo

Transition terms
The course F7014T is equal to MTM143

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2007 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
(Henrik Alvarez: Energiteknik del 1 och 2)
Cohen, Rogers, Saravanamuttoo: Gas turbine theory.
Compendium about boilers.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

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Study guidance
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