361-0572/04 – Materials and Dimensioning of Steam Boilers (MaPDČ)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Power EngineeringCredits2
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Ladislav VilimecSubject version guarantordoc. Ing. Ladislav Vilimec
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementOptional
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2013/2014Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
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VIL61 doc. Ing. Ladislav Vilimec
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 2+1
Part-time Credit 8+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The course is designed to study energy field machinery and equipment, specializing in ”building steam boiler ...“ and ”Nuclear energy facilities.“ Optional is the focus of ”Energy Industry“. Students will make knowledge of materials used, method of loading parts of the system pressure and strength calculations.

Teaching methods



Materials for the construction of boilers, the main ways the pressure of stress, creep, low cycle stress, heat fatigue, Corrosion, Creep strength, heat resistance, carbon steel, alloy steel, austenitic steel. Starting materials for strength design, the calculated pressure, temperature. Strength design of pressure parts of the system. Stress, design and reinforcement of the diaphragm walls.

Compulsory literature:

KITTO, B., J., STULZ, C., S. Steam: Its generation and use. 41st edition. USA, Ohio: The Babcock Wilcocs Company, 2005. ISBN 0-9634570-1-2.

Recommended literature:

ČSN 070414, 1,2 a 3rd part. Material sheets of selected steels. ČSN 420090.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Questions during the lecture. Check knowledge of writing exercises. Results of experimental exercises in the lab. Presentations at the seminar


Other requirements

Active participation in exercises with min. 80% of presentations. Processing tasks assigned theme. The defense term paper.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Construction materials used for the pressure system, the effectiveness of a Rankine cycle. 2. Marking steels according to EN 10027-1,2 of 2006, compared to steel brands, supply pipes, finish welding the edges. 3. Basic parameters for strength design, design pressure and temperature. 4. Basic properties of steels for pressure system. Creep resistance, creep and creep strength. Fatigue at elevated temperature. 5. Heat resistance, thermal processing of materials. 6. Thin and thick-walled container, the basic stress structure radial and tangential stresses. 7. Additional stress caused by the temperature difference between the outer and inner surface. 8. Stress during start-up and shut-down boiler, the impact on management start-up, shutdown and capacity control. 9. Diaphragm walls, their design, manufacture, and reinforcing their use. 10. Types of stress membrane walls, suspension systems and self-supporting. 11. Methodology for calculating the membrane walls. 12. Air and flue strain under vacuum and pressure, their reinforcement. 13. Reliability, residual life and controlled aging. 14. Technical life of the unit, residual life.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2013/2014 Winter semester)
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2016/2017 (N2301) Mechanical Engineering (2302T006) Energy Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Optional study plan
2015/2016 (N2301) Mechanical Engineering (2302T006) Energy Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Optional study plan
2014/2015 (N2301) Mechanical Engineering (2302T006) Energy Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Optional study plan
2013/2014 (N2301) Mechanical Engineering (2302T006) Energy Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Optional study plan
2013/2014 (N2301) Mechanical Engineering (2302T006) Energy Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Optional study plan

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