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Institutum Geometrico-Hydrotechnicum, the legal predecessor of Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), was founded in 1782, and was the first institute in Europe to train engineers at the university level. BME, as a prestigious Hungarian higher education institute, is committed to differentiated, multilevel, high-standard education. BME was founded on the principles of intensive basic training, research and development, innovation, and scientific qualification in the technical and natural sciences and also in certain fields of economics and social sciences.

The Budapest University of Technology and Economics places an emphasis on developing international relations in order to improve the expertise, knowledge and international reputation of professors, researchers and students. The University aspires to develop partnerships promoting research and education in the field of international relations as well as to evolve different forms of mobility.

The reputation of BME has been growing due to the approximately 5000 international students who have graduated from the university. Regular full time programs in English are offered at B.Sc, M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels. An additional 3000 international students have joined university programs in mobility schemes for one or two semesters.

Semester 3 for option B: Engineering and Modelling of Energy Technologies

Combustion Technology


Types of fuels, ultimate/proximate analysis, fuel technology, analysis methods and results, excess air factor, calorific value, stoichiometric calculation, practical analysis of combustion products. Physical parameters of combustion, reaction types, flame velocity, combustion aerodynamics ; premixed and diffusion flames, atomization, pulverization, different types of burners. Fuel technology : properties of various solid, liquid and gaseous fuels. Equipment constructions. Modeling methods and techniques in combustion. Laboratory : Flame velocity. Flame demonstration. Emission measurement.

Energy Conversion Processes and its Equipment


Energy sources, demands and utilizations. Power generation. Steam cycles (superheating, reheating, regeneration, combined). Boilers and steam generators. Nuclear power stations. Combined heat and power generation. Internal combustion engines. Centralized - distributed power generation. Calculation of energy balance, software’s for system planning and modelling. Environment protection.

Simulation of Energy Engineering Systems


Methods of determination the dynamic models. Type of equation groups. Linear - nonlinear, distributed – concentrated parameters. Application of Matlab/Simulink interactive programming language. Case studies : simple and complex energy conversion processes. Student projects : dynamic modeling and simulation experiment.

Steam and Gas Turbines


Classification of turbines. Flow in nozzle. Historical notes. Principal elements. Axial flow turbines : impulse stage, reaction stage, velocity compounded stage. Losses, design considerations. Calculation of nozzles and stage parameters, power and torque. Efficiency, characteristic curves. Gas turbine cycles (inter-cooling, reheating, aircraft engines etc.). Compressors, combustion chambers, turbines, co-operation of elements. Efficiency and losses. Constructions.

Project in Thermal Engineering


In the course of the Project one student or group of 2 students will work on one selected challenging problem of mechanical engineering. Several experimental and/or numerical project proposals will be announced by the project leaders. The aim of the course is to develop and enhance the capability for complex problem solving of the students under advisory management of their project leader. At the end of each semester a written Project Report is to be submitted and the summary and findings of the investigations on the selected problem is to be presented as Project Presentation.

Measurement in Thermal Engineering


Measurement methods and techniques of thermal processes. System - model - measurement - evaluation. State of the art data acquisition methods, systems and signal transducers. Operational and service measurements, engine diagnostics, performance characteristic. Stability and vibrations tests. Evaluation methods in data processing. Questions of safety, availability and reliability. Application of LabView graphical programming environment.

Energy Economy


Objectives: Introduce students to the financial evaluation principals through energy system evaluation examples. To show investment and operation evaluation methods in energy economy. Showing special goal functions and evaluation principals. Connections and cross effects of energy economy with another industrial parts, local global and national scale.

Content: Education of the subject is based on case study discussions and evaluations. Presented theoretical methods are demonstrated through case studies.

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