IIT Madras Holds International Workshop on Solar Thermal Power in July

IITM Workshop on Solar Thermal Power
Energy is the driving force behind all economic activities. Consequently the ever increasing population and the associated energy requirements to meet the increasing living standards have become matters of great concern. In particular, the availability of suitable and sufficient energy sources, development of environmental friendly utilization technologies and the cost of energy have become extremely important factors needing immediate attention.

The workshop is held scheduled from July 22-24, 2013.


ABOUT SOFTWARE: The software used for design and analysis during the training programme is a steady state simulator from Steag called "Ebsilon©Professional".This software can be used for design of any thermodynamic cycle including coal fired plants, lignite fired plants, oil fired plants, gas turbine, Nuclear power plants, Combined cycle power plants, Combined heat and power plants, Regenerative energy (SolarThermal, Geothermal, Biomass...), Desalination processes (MFD) and Refrigeration cycles. The software used for demonstrating the dynamics of the solar thermal power plant is a dynamic simulator developed by Steag which is based on the toolkit of Trax Inc. USA. This is a generic simulator for a 50MW solar thermal plant and covers the full dynamics of the plant including start ups under different DNI conditions and plant behavior in cloudy conditions.

1. Fundamentals of Solar Power Generation
2. Principles of Solar Energy Conversion
3. Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Technologies
4. Design of Solar Power Systems
5. Solar Ebsilon

  • Topology creation
  • Parameterization
  • Simulation of model
  • Heat loss calculation
  • User defined Macros
  • Cumulative power generation

6. Solar Thermal Simulator
Program objectives-Solar Theory
Simulator familiarization, Graphic philosophy, plant overview and subsystems in solar and power block, solar field layout basic Scenarios and Malfunction

ABOUT STEAG: Steag is a German Power company having about 12,000 MW of power plants in Europe and other parts of world including many biomass plants and a 50 MW Solar thermal plant in Spain. In India the company offers consultancy services, O&M services and IT solutions for power plants.

VENUE: The course will be held at Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Madras.

ELIGIBILITY FOR REGISTRATION: The Programme is open to engineers/managers / faculty members in the Departments of Mechanical / Energy / Environmental / Chemical /Electrical Engineering. The number of participants will be restricted to 20and selection is on first cum first serve basis. The participants have to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation. However, refreshments and lunch will be provided during the workshop.

Registration Fee:

Industry: INR10,000/-
R&D Institutions & Academia: INR8,000/-
Student: INR5,000/-

The registration fee may be paid by demand draft in favour of The Registrar, IIT Madras payable at Chennai. Candidates wishing to attend may please return the enclosed form duly sponsored so as to reach Dr. K.S. REDDY on or before 1st July2013. Registration through e-mail is also welcome.

For more details visit: IIT Madras

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