Course: Fundamentals of Energy Conversions

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Course title Fundamentals of Energy Conversions
Course code UFY/ZEP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the winter semester.
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kolovratník Michal, doc. Ing. CSc.
  • Hrdlička František, prof. Ing. CSc.
Course content
1. Energy. Forms and transformations of energy. The structure of the primary sources for coverage of world energy consumption. 2. The burning 3. Nuclear reactions: fission and fusion. 4. I. and II. TD law. Heat cycles. 5. Circulation Carnot. Thermal efficiency. 6. Transformations in circulation gas turbines and their efficiency. 7. Transformations in circulation with the steam turbine. Carnotisace circulation. 8. Energy conversion in the turbine stage. 9. Basic concept and power plants. Transformation efficiency cogeneration. 10. Use of solar energy. 11. Using water energy. 12. Usefulness of non-conventional (alternative) energy sources. 13. Direct energy conversion.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Demonstration
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 5 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 10 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of this course is to acquaint students with all of the basic energy sources and their mutual relationships. The subject also explains the transformation of the individual energies between them, including the benefits and risks of these transformations.
Students will know and have an overview of all basic types of energies and their mutual relations. At the same time, they will be acquainted with transformations of individual energies among themselves, including the advantages and risks of such transformations.
basic knowledge of physics and thermodynamics

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

Understanding of the topic within the frame given by the plan. Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes: credit: attendance of seminars, min 75%, passing the test to min 75%. exam: passing the test min 75%, proof of knowledge at the oral exam min 75%.
Recommended literature
  • BACHER, P. Energie pro 21. století. Praha: HZ, 2002. ISBN 80-86009-40-8.
  • HLOUŠEK, J., a kol. Termomechanika. 1.vyd. Brno: VUT, 1992, 297 s. ISBN 80-214-0387-X.
  • KAMINSKÝ, J., VRTEK, M. Obnovitelné zdroje energie. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 1998. 102 s. ISBN 80-7078-445-8.
  • Nožička J., Adamec J., Váradiová B.: Sbírka příkladů z termomechaniky. Česká technika - nakladatelství ČVUT 2009.
  • Nožička J., Adamec J., Váradiová B.: Sbírka příkladů z termomechaniky. Česká technika - nakladatelství ČVUT 2009.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Mechatronics (1) Category: Special and interdisciplinary fields 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter