EEE 463 - Electrical Power Plants
In addition to the on-campus class section, this course is offered regularly via the Internet. For information on registering for the online section (EEE 591), see the Fulton GOEE Engineering Online.
ASU Catalog Description:
Generation of electric power using fossil, nuclear and renewable, including solar, geothermal, wind, hydroelectric, biomass and ocean, energy sources. Power plant thermal cycle analysis. Cogeneration and combined cycles. Economics, operations, and design of electric power stations. Energy storage.
Pre-requisites: CHM 114 or 116 [chemistry]; MAE 240 or PHY 241 [thermodynamics]; and MAT 274 or 275 [differential equations].
Course Objectives: Provide students with a broad understanding of electricity generation.The corresponding Course Outcomes are
- Students will have a basic understanding of conversion of coal, oil, gas, nuclear, hydro, solar, geothermal, etc. energy to electrical energy.
- Students will understand the operation and major components of electric generating plants.
- Syllabus: EEE 463 Syllabus (2 page document) given out the first day of class.
- Lecture Slides are located at the My ASUcourses website.
- Homework Assignments
- The homework assignments and solutions are located at the My ASUcourses (Blackboard) website.
- Textbook Corrections (Errata)
- M. M. El-Wakil, Powerplant Technology, McGraw-Hill, 1984 (reprinted 2002). [Note: the International version has more errors.]
- p. 4, Table 1-2: change the universal gas constant from "1.545.33" to "1545.33".
- p. 127, on the third line from the bottom: should read "A hydrogen balance gives 2.2321H2O ...".
- p. 313, just below Equation (8-3): should read "(Table 1-3)" instead of "(Table 1-2)".
- p. 534: change the minus sign (-) to an equals sign (=) between "1353 W/m²" and "1.353 kW/m²".
- p. 539: several corrections to Table 13-2:
- Phoenix, Feb. should be 15.6 rather than 11.5
- Madison, Feb. should be 9.1 rather than 5.7
- San Francisco, Jan. and Feb. should be 8.0 and 11.5, respectively, instead of 11.5 and 15.6
- San Francisco, May and June should be 25.3 and 27.0, respectively, instead of 21.8 and blank
- Tables A-1 and A-2, the units on specific entropy should be Btu/(lbm·°R).
- Table A-2, the vg value at 100°F should be 350.4 instead of 360.4 ft3/lbm.
- The International version has the following additional errors that I have been made aware of
- p. 782: the first 3 column headers should read Temperature (°C) and Pressure (bar and psia)
- Web Handouts
- Flash Animations
- Web Documents
Electric Energy Tutorial (for individuals generally interested in this subject)
- which addresses fossil, nuclear, hydro, solar, geothermal, biomass, wind, and ocean electricity generating schemes.
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