Hydro and Wind Power Plants

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Course Unit Code361-0540/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated4 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *First Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites There are no prerequisites or co-requisites for this course unit
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
SZE75Ing. Zbyszek Szeliga, Ph.D.
Summary
The subject deals with utilization of water and wind energy. Students gain knowledges about actual state, potentials and expectations utilization these renewable sources in the Czech Republic and in the world. Further the theoretical fundamental principles of energy conversions on hydro turbines and wind rotors, the calculation of an annual energy gains are taught. Shortly there is devoted an attention also to energy of seas.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Students get some knowledge about actual state, potential expectation of using water and wind energy in the Czech Republic and over the world. It points out pro-and-con of those technologies in context their influences at environment, electricity sector. The main aim is to be well informed, than the student`s knowledge is the base for developing their capabilities and competences to determine the proper and suitable applications of renewable sources in the exact area.
They study theoretic principles of conversion of wind energy on the rotor of wind power plant and water energy on the water turbine, the effectivity of energy transformation and basic datas of service, technical knowledge from lectures are used in tutorials, in the basic calculations of parameters in selected machines.
Students get the basic knowledge about historical development and present level of technologies, and those knowledge is used during the designing of the new technologies.
Students get skills connecting with determination of annual wind and water power profit in exact areas, by application of knowledge from lectures and tutorials students will be able to do the power audit of current systems or project of power evaluation of expected building in a given conditions and power unit.
Course Contents
1st Hydro and wind power - characteristics.
2nd Hydropower. The energy of water in nature, possibilities of using ofhydro potential.
3rd technically exploitable potential, runoff curve
4th Basic types of water plants, instead of the electricity system.
5th Water turbine - Theory basics.
6th Pelton, Francis, DERIAZ, Kaplan turbine, construction,
7th Water turbine - the characteristics, regulation of water turbines, the theory of similarity.
8th Hydroelectric power plants.
9th Energy use of the seas.
10th Wind energy. Features wind exploitable potential.
11th Wind rotors - basic theory of resistance and aerodynamic.
12th Basic characteristics of wind power, regulation.
13th Wind power, fundamental parameters, distribution, construction
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
Gash, R.; Twele, J.: Wind Power Plants. Fundamentals, Design, Construction and Operation. Solarpraxis AG, 2002. ISBN 3-934595-23-5
Warnick.C.C: Hydropower Engineering. 1984. ISBN-13: 978-0134484983
ŠTOLL, Č., KRATOCHVÍL, S., HOLATA, M. Využití vodní energie. Praha: SNTL, 1977. 612 s.
KMINIAK, P. Vodné mikroelektrárne. 1. vyd. Bratislava: ALFA, 1990. ISBN 80-05-00771-X.
GABRIEL, P., ČIHÁK, F., KALANDRA, P. Malé vodní elektrárny. Praha : ČVUT, 1998. ISBN 80-01-01812-1.
RYCHETNÍK, V. Větrné motory. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 1996. 61 s. ISBN 80-7078-281-1.
RYCHETNÍK, V., PAVELKA, J., JANOUŠEK, J. Větrné motory a elektrárny. Vyd. 1. - Praha : České vysoké učení technické, 1997. - 199 s. ISBN 80-01-01563-7.
HAU, E. Wind Turbine. Fundamentals, Technologies, Application, Economics. Springer, Berlin 2005.
ŠTOLL, Č., KRATOCHVÍL, S., HOLATA, M. Využití vodní energie. Praha: SNTL, 1977. 612 s.
Recommended Reading:
HAU, E. Wind Turbine. Fundamentals, Technologies, Application, Economics. Springer, Berlin 2005.
HAU, E. Wind Turbine. Fundamentals, Technologies, Application, Economics. Springer, Berlin 2005.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Credit and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        CreditCredit30 15
        ExaminationExamination70 36