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Combustion Turbines and Engines

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Course Unit Code361-0530/01
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 deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
JAN13Ing. Radim Janalík, CSc.
The course acquaints students with the issues of combustion turbines and engines used in cogeneration units in the field of electricity and heat production.
In the field of internal combustion engines are discussed the piston combustion engines - function principle, ideal and actual working cycles, energy balance, diagrams, performance calculation, thermal and thermodynamic efficiency, increasing the efficiency and performance characteristics. The students are acquainted with design of piston engines - the construction of four-stroke and two-stroke engines, fuel preparation and dosing systems, cooling systems, ignition and control systems, construction of mobile and stationary motors and their use in energy production and transport. Another topic is the issue of ecology and economy of operation - emission systems, systems to increase efficiency, economy of operation, etc.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Students are acquainted with bases theory, thermal calculation, construction, utilization and operation of combustion turbine and motors
Course Contents
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
MORAN, M., J., SHAPIRO, H., N. Fundamental of Engineering Thermodynamics. 2nd ed. New York: John Wiey&Sons, Inc., December 2002. ISBN 0-471-97960-0.
HEISLER, H. Advanced engine technology. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, c 1995. ISBN 0-340-56822-4.
GIAMPAOLO, Tony. Gas Turbine Handbook: Principles and Practice. The Fairmont Press, Fifth Edition, 2013. ISBN–10: 0-88173-712-7.
TRNKA, URBAN. Spalovacie motory I. Vydavatelství Alfa Bratislava, 1992.
KYSELA, TOMČALA. Spalovací motory I. Skripta. Katedra energetiky VŠB, 2003.
KYSELA, TOMČALA. Spalovací motory II. Skripta. Katedra energetiky VŠB, 2004.
BEČVÁŘ, J. Tepelné turbíny. SNTL Praha, 1968.
Recommended Reading:
FERGUSON, Colin, R. Internal combustion engines. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1986.
MÍKA, J. Thermal Motors.
LEE, T.-W. Aerospace Propulsion. Chichester, John Wiley & Sons, United Kingdom, 2014.
MACEK, SUK. Spalovací motory I. Skripta ČVUT Praha 2000.
LEE, T.-W. Aerospace Propulsion. Chichester, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., United Kingdom, 2014.
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