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Course MV-SAM-86416-K-4

Introduction to Energy Technology (3V+1U, 5.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes (V/U) 5.0 CP 94 h
3 V Lecture 42 h
1 U Lecture hall exercise class 14 h
(3V+1U) 5.0 CP 56 h 94 h


CP, Effort 5.0 CP = 150 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-SAM] Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


  • Forms of energy conversion and basic definitions
  • Thermal efficiency and thermodynamics of heat engines and heat pump processes and their optimisation
  • Combustion (sysems of combustion and flue gas treatment)
  • Nuclear fission (physical principles and relevant reactor types)
  • Geothermal energy: fundamentals and power plant processes
  • Geothermal energy with heat pumps
  • Solar thermal energy: fundamentals and concentrated solar power
  • Structure of low-temperature collectors
  • Geostrophic flow, planetary boundary layer, Weibull distributions, european wind atlas
  • Aerodynamics, construction and control of wind turbines

Competencies / intended learning achievements

  • The students are able to describe relevant thermodynamic cycles and compare them with each other as well as to select a suitable cycle for a given application case.
  • They can name and describe the optimisations of cycles and calculate and create specific examples or proposals.
  • They are able to list different methods of combustion and compare them with each other.
  • They know relevant methods of flue gas treatment.
  • The students know variants of nuclear reactions, compare them with each other and they know the technically usable one.
  • They are able to enumerate and describe the steps for the utilisation of this nuclear reaction and to combine them if necessary.
  • The know the area relevant for geothermal energy, and they can explain the origin of heat generation and the transport of heat to the surface.
  • The student can list and compare the deposits of geothermal heat and the power plant processes for its utilisation and they can select the appropriate development method or type of power plant.
  • They describe the energy flow and losses of concentrating solar thermal power plants and analyse the efficiency of different concentrating systems.
  • The students explain the formation of geostrophic wind and describe the influences on the planetary boundary layer.
  • They know and explain the operating concepts of modern wind turbines.
  • They know the importance of Weibull distributions and the European Wind Atlas and they know the relevant basics.
  • They know the aerodynamics of modern wind turbines.


  • Baehr, H. D. & Kabelac, S., Thermodynamik - Grundlagen und technische Anwendungen, Springer, 2009
  • Strauss, K., Kraftwerkstechnik - zur Nutzung fossiler, nuklearer und regenerativer Energiequellen, Springer, 2006


Blackboard notes, PowerPoint presentations. For further information and course materials please consider the corresponding OLAT-course.

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MV-SAM-86416-K-4]

Module Name Context
[MV-SAM-B129-M-4] Introduction to Energy Technology P: Obligatory 3V+1U, 5.0 LP