Thermal and hydraulic machines 7.5 Credits

Energiteknisk apparatteknik
First cycle, F0049T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2014 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Department of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering 20 Feb 2010

Last revised
by Mats Näsström 14 Feb 2014

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

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry reguirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language

More information about English language requirements


Selection B

Course Aim
After completing the course
1.    Knowledge and understanding
•    you can describe different thermal and hydraulic machines, such as pumps, fans, compressors, heat exchangers, solar panels, solar cells and heat pumps
•    you can explain how thermal and hydraulic machines work, and the advantages and disadvantages of different designs
•    you can interpret pump and fan diagrams
2.    Skills and abilities
•    you can calculate the power, energy flows, thermal efficiencies and coefficients of performance of thermal and hydraulic machines
•    you can design thermal and hydraulic machines
3.    Assessment and attitude
•    you can evaluate different technical designs of thermal and hydraulic machines
•    you are aware of your own responsibility to develop sustainable technical solutions

•    different designs of pumps, fans, compressors, heat exchangers, solar panels, solar cells, and heat pumps
•    turbo machines with radial and axial design
•    velocity triangles, uniformity and specific speed
•    regulation (throttling, frequency regulation, vanes and adjustable blades)
•    pumps, including cavitation and pump diagrams
•    fans, including fan diagrams
•    compressors, including staged compression
•    countercurrent and concurrent heat exchangers
•    action and reaction turbines
•    coefficient of performance for heat pumps

Lectures and compulsory laboratory work.

Written exam. Mandatory laboratory exercises with written reports. Alternative forms of examination may occur.

Erik Elfgren

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2014 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
• Alvarez, Henrik (1996). Energiteknik del 1 & 2. Studentlitteratur AB. ISBN-10: 9144014120.
• Alvarez, Henrik och Elovsson, Sven Olov (2006). Energiteknik: Formler och tabeller. Studentlitteratur AB. ISBN-10: 9144002335.
• Complementery material, laboration instructions etc posted in the course room in Fronter.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

0001Written exam6.0G U 3 4 5
0002Laboratory work1.5U G#