MJ2421 Modelling of Thermodynamic Systems 6.0 credits

Modellering av termodynamiska system

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

    P, F

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

The course objective is to provide an in-depth study of the modelling and simulation of energy technology systems.

Course main content

The problems dealt with will be complied with the students’ own requests. Areas of interest are thermodynamic cycles, heat transfer problems, energy systems, energy-economy-related issues etc. The main emphasis will be placed on modelling, where the problem formulation and choice of method are key tasks. Commercial software, such as Stella, Matlab and EES will be available during the course. The course will be implemented in the form of seminars and adapted to the number of students attending. Work will be done in pairs, where each student will chose his own system to be modelled in co-operation with a fellow student. Mandatory course sections include: 1) Problem formulation, 2) literature study, 3) model building and 4) validation. All course sections will be documented in written form and presented orally in dialogues or seminars. The basic idea is that the course should extend over the entire academic year. New students will thus have the opportunity of learning from students in the final stages of their course work


MJ1112 Themodynamics and MJ1401 Heat transfer or corresponding knowledge..


Will be announced at course start.


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.5, grading scale: P, F
  • LIT1 - Literature Study, 1.5, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 3.0, grading scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

Project (PRO1, 3credits), literature study (LIT1, 1,5 credit), laboratory work (LAB1, 1,5 credit).

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology


Jaime Arias, jaime@energy.kth.se


Jaime Arias Hurtado <jaime.arias@energy.kth.se>

Supplementary information

Replaces 4A1621


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