Mechanical Engineering

ME5744*Steam Supply Systems (Cross-Listed: CHE 5754)4 ch (3C)

Historical and descriptive introduction to fossil fuel fired boilers. Coal firing systems. Introduction to different reactor types. Complex Rankine cycles. Steam plant efficiencies. Energy and exergy analysis. Heat transfer in fossil fuel fired boilers. Heat transfer in nuclear reactors. Thermal transport and steam generation. Steam plant heat exchangers. Analysis of real plant data. Laboratory work or special project related to plant systems or operational characteristics. 

Prerequisites: ME 2413 or ME 3413 or CHE 2012 and at least 70 ch of program credit hours completed. Recommended: (ME 2415 or ME 3415), ME 3511, ME 3515.