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MJ2421 Modelling of Thermodynamic Systems 6.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus MJ2421 (Autumn 2007–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

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

Intended learning outcomes

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

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MJ1112 Themodynamics and MJ1401 Heat transfer or corresponding knowledge..

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


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

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

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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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.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web MJ2421

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Jaime Arias,

Supplementary information

Replaces 4A1621