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Thermal and Hydraulic Components 7.5 credits

Energitekniska komponenter
First cycle, F0057T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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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 F0004T Physics 1, M0029M Differential calculus, F0031T Hydromechanics and F0032T Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer or equivalent.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim

After completing the course, you can

1.    Knowledge and understanding

  • describe different thermal and hydraulic machines, such as pumps, fans, compressors, heat exchangers, combustion chambers, solar panels, solar cells and heat pumps
  • explain how thermal and hydraulic machines work, and the advantages and disadvantages of different designs
  • interpret pump and fan diagrams

2.    Skills and abilities

  • calculate the power, energy flows, thermal efficiencies and coefficients of performance of thermal and hydraulic machines
  • design thermal and hydraulic machines

3.    Assessment and attitude

  • evaluate different technical designs of thermal and hydraulic machines
  • discuss sustainable technical solutions


  • different designs of pumps, fans, compressors, heat exchangers, combustion chambers, 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
  • coefficient of performance for heat pumps
  • calculate stoichiometric amount of air and reaction products at complete combustion

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.

Lectures and compulsory laboratory work.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.

Examination is done through written evaluations. Laboratories and hand-ins are mandatory.


This course cannot be included in an exam along with F0049T, Thermal and hydraulic machines.

Erik Elfgren

Literature. Valid from Spring 2019 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
• Henrik Alvarez, Energiteknik del 1 och del 2, Studentlitteratur.
• Mohsen Soleimani-Mohseni, Lars Bäckström, Robert Eklund, EnBe – energiberäkningar: formler, ekvationer, data och diagram, Studentlitteratur.
Mohsen Soleimani-Mohseni, Lars Bäckström, Robert Eklund, Formelsamling i Energiteknik, Studentlitteratur, ISBN: 9789144122854.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0003Compulsory AssignmentsG U 3 4 57.50MandatoryA18

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by HUL Mats Näsström 14 Feb 2017

Last revised
by Head Faculty Programme Director Niklas Lehto 17 Feb 2021