Steam Turbines

Steam Turbines

The demand for electrical energy will increase in the next few years and decades. Experts predict a global energy production growth of approximately 5,000 TWh per decade. The production of electrical energy by steam turbines currently covers about 70% of the total global production. The lecture is intended to represent the application spectrum, the mode of operation and design of modern high-performance steam turbines.

Recommended for 8th semester


The lecture has the following main topics:

  • Range of applications
  • Thermodynamic work cycle
  • Working methods and types
  • Blading
  • Power control
  • Operating conditions
  • Turbine rotor and housing
  • System technology and control

Recommended Previous Knowledge

  • Thermodynamics
  • Turbomachinery

Recommended Literature

  • Lecture notes


  • Visit to the Siemens Steam Turbine and Generator Plant in Mülheim an der Ruhr. The lecture takes place as a block course (usually on a fortnightly basis).

Type of Examinatio

  • Oral exam


Further information about this module can be found via the Online Course Catalogue and Stud.IP. In addition, you must also register your attendance at this course via Stud.IP.