302.083 Operation of Gas and Steam Turbines
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  • describe the mechanical and thermal equipment of steam and gas turbine plants in thermal power plants
  • explain the operation taking into account the performance at partial and full load turbomachinery
  • estimate the environmental aspects such as weather and know the possibilities of reducing emissions from gas turbines
  • identify and analyse damage mechanisms and their consequences
  • provide an overview of company regulations and the respective laws

Subject of course

Historical development of gas and steam turbine Operation principle Gas turbine compressor (surge and stall, anti surge control, fouling, compressor washing) Gas turbine combustion chamber (design concepts, cooling, fules, emissions) Gas turbine expander (materials and thermal barrier coating, component cooling, erosion, corosion) Control and protection equipment Power control Equivalent operating hours Start up and shut down procedures Damages Legislation

Teaching methods

Explain the operating behavior of thermal turbomachinery and analyze occurring operational events.

Mode of examination



  • Hala, Friedrich


Course dates

Tue10:00 - 12:0005.10.2021 - 25.01.2022 OnlineHala
Operation of Gas and Steam Turbines - Single appointments
Tue05.10.202110:00 - 12:00 OnlineHala
Tue12.10.202110:00 - 12:00 OnlineHala
Tue19.10.202110:00 - 12:00 OnlineHala
Tue09.11.202110:00 - 12:00 OnlineHala
Tue16.11.202110:00 - 12:00 OnlineHala
Tue23.11.202110:00 - 12:00 OnlineHala
Tue30.11.202110:00 - 12:00 OnlineHala
Tue07.12.202110:00 - 12:00 OnlineHala
Tue14.12.202110:00 - 12:00 OnlineHala
Tue11.01.202210:00 - 12:00 OnlineHala
Tue18.01.202210:00 - 12:00 OnlineHala
Tue25.01.202210:00 - 12:00 OnlineHala

Examination modalities

Explaining the performance of thermal turbomachinery and thermal power plant equipment to achieve operational specifications.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
21.09.2021 00:00 10.12.2021 20:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 445 Mechanical Engineering Elective
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management Elective


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