At the end of the course, students are expected to have a global view on the issues addressed by the Energy and divisions of the Department regarding energy systems. They will have obtained an overview of the fundamentals and of the most widely spread technologies, including boilers and chillers, internal combustion engines and turbomachinery, needed either as an entry level for the students that will follow the Energy Division or as a mainstay for those following the other divisions.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Energy carriers: Primary, secondary, useful energy, energy losses. Terminology, definitions. Heat production and storage systems: Generation of hot water and steam in boilers. Heat pumps, cooling machines.
Internal Combustion Engines: IC engine classification, engine components and terminology, engine maps. Sizing and use of IC engines in conventional and hybrid propulsion systems.
Introduction to Turbomachinery, typical layouts. relative motion of blading, efficiency and degree of reaction. phase changes in turbomachinery, cavitation.. Turbomachinery maps and characteristics, dimensional analysis. Operation of multi - component turbomachinery networks. Axial, Radial and Mixed flow machines.
Machine Tool Classification for cutting and shaping. Transportation and lifting devices. Physical Process devices. Power transmission systems.
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Μηχανές Εσωτερικής Καύσης. Εισαγωγή στη Λειτουργία και τη Χρήση, Ν. Κυριάκης, Εκδόσεις Σοφία 2006
Βασικές Αρχές Στροβιλομηχανών, Α.Γούλας
Καυστήρες-Λέβητες, Κωνσταντίνος Πασπαλάς, Εκδόσεις ΣΜΗΒΕ, 2001