635-0424/01 – Fundamentals of Energetics (ZE)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Thermal EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Zuzana Klečková, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Zuzana Klečková, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2011/2012Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KLE30 doc. Ing. Zuzana Klečková, CSc.
MAH46 doc. Ing. Adéla Macháčková, Ph.D.
MAC589 Ing. Mario Machů, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 18+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student will be able - classify power engineering sources, - explain use of various power engineering sources, - explain economic relations of use of fuels, - classify load of environment as a result of extraction and use of power engineering sources.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Subject is focused on energy sources. Fuel basis, structure, properties, assessing, and interchangeability are evaluated respectively.

Compulsory literature:

1. KUPPAN, T. Heat Exchanger Design Handbook. Marcel Dekker, Inc. New York - Basel, 2000. ISBN 0-8247-9787- 6 2. TRINKS, W. et al. Industrial furnases. Wiley-Interscience. New York, 2003. ISBN-10: 0471387061 3. KAZANTSEV, E. I. Industrial Furnaces . Mir Publisher, Moscow, 1977. ASIN: B0000EGEXJ

Recommended literature:

Kolektiv autorů. Plynárenská příručka. Praha : GAS, 1997. AUGUSTA, P. aj. Velká kniha o energii. Praha : L.A. Consulting Agency spol. s r.o., 2001. ISBN 80-238-6578-1. Kolektiv autorů. Obnovitelné zdroje energie. Praha : FCC Public s.r.o., 1994. HERČÍK, M. Životní prostředí (skriptum). Ostrava : VŠB, 1999.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Semestral prospectus, parallel proofs.


http//www.fmmi.vsb.cz/635 Will be continuously completed.

Other requirements

There are no further requirements.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Energy resources, distribution, characteristics. The structure of energy sources the CR, EU, OECD, worldwide. Fossil fuels, basic properties. Gross and low calorific value. Chemical composition. Combustion temperatures, individual types and their evaluation. Pre-heating of fuels, thermally stable vs. non-stable fuel. Classification of combustion. Determination of coefficient of excess air. The amount and composition of the combustion products. Gasification, liquefaction, carbonization of fuels - a review. Generators. The generator gas. The economic context of fuel use. Valuation of fuel. Dynamic price of fuel. Coefficient of fuel usage. Increasing of the fuel efficiency coefficient. Secondary energy sources. Individual species. Possibilities of use. Technical and technological parameters of the fuels. Renewable sources, characteristics, possibilities of utilization. Hydropower. Wind energy. Solar energy. Assessment from the viewpoint of the Czech Republic. Creation and protection of the environment in the acquisition and utilization of energy resources. The individual types of emissions. Influence of energy mix. Options of avoiding of emissions formation. Removal of the basic types of emissions. Praktice Basic fuel properties, gross and low calorific value, combustion conditions, the quantity and composition of the combustion products - the practical calculations, the control of combustion - combustion triangles, determining of combustion temperatures, coefficient of fuel use, fuel gasification, gasification efficiency, quantity and low calorific value of gas generated.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2011/2012 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 30  25
        Examination Examination 70  26
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

Show history

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2014/2015 (B3909) Process Engineering (2811R002) Fuel Chemistry and Technology P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (B3909) Process Engineering (2811R002) Fuel Chemistry and Technology P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (B3909) Process Engineering (2811R002) Fuel Chemistry and Technology P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (B3909) Process Engineering (2811R002) Fuel Chemistry and Technology P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner
Subject block without study plan - FMMI - P - cs 2015/2016 Full-time Czech Optional FMT - Faculty of Materials Science and Technology stu. block