MJ2424 Computational Methods in Energy Technology 6.0 credits

Numeriska beräkningsmetoder inom energitekniken

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

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.

Course main content

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.


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


Prel. Patankar: Numerical heat transfer and fluid flow.


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

Requirements for final grade

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

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology


Paul Petrie-Repar (paul.petrie-repar@energy.kth.se)


Paul Petrie-Repar <paul.petrie-repar@energy.kth.se>

Supplementary information

In case that too few students sign up for this course, the course will be given to those registered in reduced form, mainly as selfstudies with supporting help.

Replaces 4A1624


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