MJ2406 Thermal Power Systems 6.0 credits

Termiska kraftsystem

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the student should be able to:

• Understand the principles and identify the main components of different power generation methods, both conventional and renewable

• Analyze the conventional power methods thermodynamically

• Compare different power generation alternatives and choose the most suitable for a given application and conditions

• Suggest efficiency improvements

Course main content

The course is about heat and power technology and brings up techniques for large- and small scale electricity and heat generation in power plants fired on conventional or renewable fuels - natural gas, coal, oil, biomass, solar thermal, etc. Thermodynamic and economic analysis of power cycles, heat balance calculations, combustion, steam boilers, steam- and gas turbines, emissions and availability are all included in this course.


Engineering mathematics, basic thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and heat transfer


Handouts, CompEdu


  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Home Assignments, 1.5, grading scale: P, F

TEN1, 4,5 ECTS, A-F

ÖVN, 1,5 ECTS, P/F

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology


Miroslav Petrov <miroslav.petrov@energy.kth.se>


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2011.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2010.