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Content and learning outcomes
The exergy, thermo-economic and environomic analysis are useful methodologies for understanding the potential for improvement of a complex energy system. With these methodologies, objectives of thermodynamic analysis can be considered while taking into account those constraints posed by economy and environmental sustainability.
These tools are complemented by procedures of mathematical optimization of the systems, with objective functions related to thermodynamic, economy and environmental preservation.
The aim of the course is to describe such methodologies, and to apply them to the energy systems developed by each student during his PhD study.
Intended learning outcomes
The course has the aim of describing the tools and procedures useful to develop:
- exergy, thermo-economic, environomic analysis
- thermo-economic and environomic oprimization
of complex energy systems.
During the course, each student has to develop the analysis and/or optimization of an energy system of relevance to the PhD research.
Intended Learning Outcomes
After the end of this course, the participants should be able to:
- Develop an exergy analysis of a complex energy system
- Develop a thermo-economic analysis of a complex energy system (with cost accounting)
- Develop a thermo-economic optimization analysis of a complex energy system
- Develop a environomic optimization analysis of a complex energy system
Literature and preparations
Admitted to PhD studies.
- Basics of thermodynamics and heat transfer
- Basics of economy
The proposed reading materials are:
- Notes of the course, provided by the Course Responsible.
- Bejan A., Tsatsaronis G., Moran M., Thermal Design and Optimization, Wiley Interscience, 1996
- Some papers from international journals, suggested by the Course Responsible
- A series of video-recording of some lectures, recorded by the Course Responsible
The most recent edition of the course literature is posted on the course’s homepage at least four weeks before the course starts.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- INL1 - Hand in exercise, 5.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Other requirements for final grade
For grades passed, the following is required:
- Attendance to 75% of the lectures
- Preparation of a Research Paper on the topic of the course ready to be submitted to an international scientific journal (ISI Journal), within a deadline discussed with the course responsible.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web FMJ3384
Main field of study
All lectures may be followed online through Abode Connect platform, the link to the course sessions will be given to the students prior to the start of the course.
As the course is offered in Remote Learning, the necessary equipment are a computer and a internet connection for distance learning.