Short Title:Power Generation
Full Title:Power Generation
Module Code:PGEN H2002
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Electricity and energy
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JAMES WRIGHT
Module Author:NOEL CLEARY
Module Description:This module aims to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to carry out an elementary analysis of the performance of large scale thermo-electric power generation plant as used by utilities, industry and large commercial applications.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the layout and the functioning of each of the elements of a Rankine cycle steam power plant.
LO2 Describe the layout and the functioning of each of the elements of an open cycle gas turbine power plant.
LO3 Carry out simple calculations to evaluate the performance of gas turbine, steam turbine and combined cycles.
LO4 Describe combined heat and power plant installations including district heating schemes and evaluate the simple payback period for a proposed installation.
LO5 Describe the layout and the functioning of each of the elements of a nuclear power plant and review the safety record of the nuclear power industry.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory Lab practical on Rankine cycle 1,3 10.00 Week 3
Laboratory Lab practical to evaluate performance of a gas turbine 2,3 10.00 Week 6
Continuous Assessment Case study of a CHP plant 4 10.00 Week 9
Continuous Assessment CA on the safety history of the nuclear industry 5 10.00 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 End-of-Semester

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Classwork 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Laboratories Practical Laboratory Session 2.00 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time Outside of Class 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial The application of theory to selected problems 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Yunus Cengel, Michael Boles,, Thermodynamics, 6th ed Ed., USA [ISBN: 9780077366742]
Recommended Book Resources
  • edited by Trevor Letcher 2004, Chemical thermodynamics for industry, Royal Society of Chemistry Cambridge, UK [ISBN: 0 854045910]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAEEE_D Bachelor of Engineering in Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering 3 Mandatory