FMJ3384 Environomical Pathways 5.0 credits

Termodynamisk optimering av energisystem

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

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

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Doctoral student who is admitted to postgraduate education

  • Basics of thermodynamics and heat transfer
  • Basics of economy

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Examination and completion

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P, F

Examination *

  • 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 *

The students will be examined with a pass or fail (P/F) criteria, based on the following:

  • 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

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Viktoria Martin

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ITM/Energy Technology

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Education cycle *

Third cycle

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Ethical approach *

  • 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.

Supplementary information

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.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ITM/Energy Technology