Information Package / Course Catalogue
Geothermal Energy and Bases For Electricity Production
Course Code: MME531
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: English
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 8
Objectives of the Course

To equip the students for the application of Geothermal Energy among the renewable energy resources, the importance of it in Turkey and the world, the related design bases and standards for choosing the plant type, pressure vessels and piping.

Course Content

The Geothermal Energy Characteristics, The situation of Geothermal Energy in Turkey and the world, Drilling Wells, Control Methods, Transfer, Power Plant Types with respect to its source, sustainability issues for reservoir and reinjection, The thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics for Geothermal Energy Application, Safety and Fire fighting Measures.

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Learning Outcomes
1.Production activities for undergroung researches, well drilling and well head management under inspected controls.
2.Management for reservoir and reinjection for sustainability
3.The basic design bases for well heads which are the main sources for geothermal energy
4.The design bases to transfer the geothermal fluid to the power plant
5.The design principals for power plant and its type.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Ronald DiPippo, Geothermal Power Plants, Second Edition: Principles, Applications, Case Studies and Environmental Impact, 2008.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Characterization of Geothermal Energy, Definitions in general, Natural Hydrothermal Systems, Geopressurized Systems, Hot dry rocks, Magma, Ultra low grade systems.
Week 2 - Theoretical
Geothermal Energy markets, The development in Geothermal Energy, Applications, Environmental effects.
Week 3 - Theoretical
Thermodynamics for Geothermal Energy, Elongations and compensation methods
Week 4 - Theoretical
Power Plant types, Plant Equipment, Design bases for Well Heads, and Well head equipment.
Week 5 - Theoretical
Fluid Mechanics, Laminar-Turbulant Flows, Reynold Number, Moody diagram, Bernouilli Applications.
Week 6 - Theoretical
Fluid Dynamics, Pipe stresses, Pipe Loads, Static and dynamic forces on foundations.
Week 7 - Theoretical
Piping Standards, Introduction to B31.1
Week 8 - Theoretical
Pressure Vessel Design. (ASME VIII)
Week 9 - Theoretical
Calculation for Pump Choice.
Week 10 - Intermediate Exam
Mid Term Exam
Week 11 - Theoretical
Reinjection Wells, Reinjection Pipes, Calculation methods for underground pipes.
Week 12 - Theoretical
Corrosion problems, Surface preparation, Importance of painting, galvanize coating, Cathodic Protection
Week 13 - Theoretical
Pressized Air Production and distribution principals
Week 14 - Theoretical
Binary Media Storage, transfer and Protection Methods
Week 15 - Theoretical
Safety and Fire Fighting Measures
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final Exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%15
Final Examination1%60
Quiz4%15
Assignment5%5
Term Assignment1%5
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory162496
Assignment50210
Term Project1151025
Quiz44120
Midterm Examination120222
Final Examination120222
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)195
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