MJ1111 Supplementary Course in Applied Thermodynamics 3.0 credits

Kompletteringskurs i Tillämpad termodynamik

  • Education cycle

    First cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    P, F

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P3 (3.0 credits)

  • Application code


  • Start date


  • End date


  • Language of instruction


  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time


  • Form of study


  • Number of places

    No limitation

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to:

  • · formulate, model and solve problems for technical systems and devices with different types of energy exchange and energy conversion.
  • · model systems, and identify subsystems and components in engineering systems.

Course main content

In the course the following topics are treated:

  • different energy forms, fundamental concepts and theorems of thermodynamics
  • the properties of gases and gaseous mixtures, with an introduction to combustion and stoichiometry
  • state variables and the concepts of work, heat, exergy and anergy
  • applications of the first law of thermodynamics to closed and open systems, and the energy equation
  • different expressions of the second law of thermodynamics, with applications in reversible cycles for energy conversions
  • state diagrams for real media and equations of state
  • technical processes in compressors and turbines, as well as important cycles such as those in combustion engines, gas turbines, steam power plants, refrigeration plants and heat pumps
  • fundamental relations for the flow of liquids and gases in ducts and nozzles, both for reversible cases and for flow with losses
  • basic concepts and general laws for heat transfer and for heat exchangers
  • properties of moist air and its psychrometric charts, with applications.



Completed first cycle course in thermodynamics, 6.0 credits, or the equivalent. The course is given only in agreement with examiner.


Uppgift om kurslitteratur meddelas i kurs-PM.

Required equipment


  • ÖVN1 - Assignments, 3.0, grading scale: P, F

ÖVN1, Practical assignments/Assignments, 3 credits, P/F.

Examiner determines, in consultation with KTH's coordinator for disabilities, about possible adapted examination for students with documented, permanent disabilities. The examiner may permit other examination formats at the re-examination of individual students.

Requirements for final grade

ÖVN1, Practical assignments/Assignments, 3 credits, P/F.

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology


Hans Havtun <hans.havtun@energy.kth.se>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.