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.

2022W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC
TUWELQuinn ECTS survey


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

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




Course dates

Tue10:00 - 12:0004.10.2022 - 24.01.2023Seminarraum BA 08B - MB Hala
Operation of Gas and Steam Turbines - Single appointments
Tue04.10.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BA 08B - MB Hala
Tue11.10.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BA 08B - MB Hala
Tue18.10.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BA 08B - MB Hala
Tue25.10.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BA 08B - MB Hala
Tue08.11.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BA 08B - MB Hala
Tue22.11.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BA 08B - MB Hala
Tue29.11.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BA 08B - MB Hala
Tue06.12.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BA 08B - MB Hala
Tue13.12.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BA 08B - MB Hala
Tue20.12.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BA 08B - MB Hala
Tue17.01.202310:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BA 08B - MB Hala
Tue24.01.202310:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BA 08B - MB Hala

Examination modalities

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


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri10:00 - 12:0029.09.2023GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT written26.06.2023 08:00 - 19.09.2023 18:00TISSBetrieb von Gas- und Dampfturbinen/Sep.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
20.09.2022 00:00 09.12.2022 20:00


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


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