Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 7.5 credits

Termodynamik och värmetransport
First cycle, F0032T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2019 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Department of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering 28 Feb 2007

Last revised
by Niklas Lehto 15 Feb 2019

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Energy Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Energy Technology
Main field of study
Energy Engineering

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and Physics I or equivalent.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim

The student should acquire the following skills in the course:

1.    Knowledge and understanding
- to know the fundamental transport phenomenon for heat transport, conduction, convection and radiation
- to know the first and second law of thermodynamics for mass- and control volumes.

2.    Skills and abilities
- to be able to calculate heat transfer in different applications
- to be able to calculate energy transfer in cycles used in units for heat and power production 
- to be able to calculate efficiency for power and refrigeration systems

3.    Ability of assessment and attitude
- training your ability to engineering thinking
- be able to critically assess energy systems design

Basic thermodynamics for steam and gas turbine cycles, combined cycles and cycles for heat pumps and refrigerators. Properties for pure substances. First law of thermodynamics. Entropy. Heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation. Laboratory work in groups

Lectures. Group wise laboratory work.

Review of laboratory reports. Written exam. There can be alternative examination methods.

Mikael Risberg

Transition terms
The course F0032T is equal to MTM121

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2015 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Sonntag-Borgnakke-van Wylen: Fundamentals of Thermodynamics. Eight Edition.
Henja-Fällström-Hermansson: Grundläggande värmeöverföring.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0002Written examG U 3 4 57.00MandatoryA11
0003Laboratory workU G#0.50MandatoryA11

Study guidance
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