MJ1112 Applied Thermodynamics 9.0 credits

Tillämpad termodynamik

See syllabus below.

  • Education cycle

    First cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to:

  • formulate, model, and solve problems involving systems and devices having various forms of energy exchange and energy conversion.
  • model systems, and to be able to identify sub-systems and components in engineering systems.
  • present stringent and understandable solutions to problems in the field of thermodynamics.

More detailed aims will be presented at the start of the course.

Course main content

The lecture series includes:

  • different forms of energy, fundamental concepts and theorems of thermodynamics
  • the properties of gases and gaseous mixtures, with an introduction to combustion and stoichiometry
  • thermodynamic properties, together with concepts of work, heat, exergy and anergy
  • applications of the first law of thermodynamics about closed and open systems and the energy equation
  • different expressions of the second law, with applications in various reversible cycles for energy conversion
  • 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.

The course contains a number of minor home exercises to be submitted individually in writing.


SF1624, SF1625, SF1626, SF1633, SG1102, SK1110 or equivalent courses.


  • Tillämpad termodynamik, Ekroth, Granryd, Studentlitteratur, 2006, ISBN 91-44-03980-8. 
  • Arbetsmaterial till Tillämpad termodynamik, Havtun, 2014, Studentlitteratur, ISBN 978-91-44-10576-5.
  • Applied Thermodynamics – Collection of Formulas, Havtun, 2014, Studentlitteratur, ISBN 978-91-44-10577-2.


  • KON1 - Test, , grading scale: P, F
  • KON2 - Test, , grading scale: P, F
  • KON3 - Test, , grading scale: P, F
  • KON4 - Test, , grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 7.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Assignments, 1.5, grading scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

One written examination (TEN1; 7,5 cr), comprising questions and calculations. To receive credit for the course, also the student must complete the exercises (ÖVN1; 1,5 cr). Four small tests are organised and the result can be transfered to the examination. Pass on three out of four small tests during the same academic year equals pass on the examination.

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology


Hans Havtun


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


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2015.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2007.