MJ2424 Computational Methods in Energy Technology 6.0 credits

Numeriska beräkningsmetoder inom energiteknik

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Basic relations for heat transfer and fluid flow. Formulation of relations using different numerical methods (finite volumes/finite elements/finite differences) and comparisons between these methods. Discussion of advantages and disadvantages of different modern numerical solution schemes for different types of energy related heat transfer and fluid flow problems. Discussion of numerical models for optimization of systems and of inviscid and viscuous flow. Exercises with commercial FEM and CDF programmes.

Intended learning outcomes *

The aim of the course is, first to give a basic understanding of numerical methods for solving heat transfer and fluid flow problems and second to give som experience in using commercial codes for solving such problems.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Bachelor of Science or corresponding + Heat transfer 4A1601/MJ1401 eller motsvarande + Fluid Mechanics, 6 hp, or corresponding

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Examination and completion

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

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

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Other requirements for final grade *

Written exam (TEN 1, 3 cr), Labwork (LAB1, 3 cr)

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Andrew Martin

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ITM/Energy Technology

Main field of study *

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

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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.

Supplementary information

If few students sign up for the course, it will be given in reduced form, mainly as selfstudies with supporting help.