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2016-2017 Academic Catalogue 
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ME 431 - Power Plant Design

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

The production of power from the Rankine, Brayton, and combined cycles will be studied. Realistic cycles similar to those found in current use will be analyzed. Consideration will be given to economics, materials selection, and environmental concerns. Each cadet will perform an economic analysis on a cycle design. The use of nuclear energy as a source of thermal energy will be considered. Prerequisite(s): ME 313 , ME 336 , and ME 314 .