MJ2438 Modeling of Energy Systems - Heat and Power Generation 6.0 credits

Modellering av energisystem - kraft och värme produktion

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course is structured in the form of a project to be implemented using a modeling tool for power analysis. In some cases, the project will have clients from industry. The course begins with lectures relevant support for the project and the software to be used and then the project will be conducted in groups or individually, where follow-up workshops are in support of the project. The results of the study will be presented in a report and an oral presentation.

Intended learning outcomes *

After following the course the student should

  • Be familiar with a modeling tool for analysis of a energy production system
  • Based on vaguely specified data be able to build a model of power and heat production and other energy services such as liquid fuels
  • Be able to assess the reasonableness of the result of an energy analysis
  • Have knowledge of the limitations of models
  • Be able to select relevant data in a model and present it in writing and orally
  • Be familiar with the sensitivity analysis

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

MJ2405 Sustainable Power Generation, 9 credits or equivalent, and the knowledge required for MJ2405:
- Science / Engineering with kandidatexamen/3-årig degree or equivalent education and
- Knowledge corresponding MJ1112 Thermodynamics 9hp, MJ1401 Heat transfer 6hp and SG1220 Engineering Fluid Mechanics 6hp or a combination of these courses of at least 15 credits.
Documented knowledge of English B or equivalent.

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project, 6.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars, - credits, Grading scale: P, F

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The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

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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Miroslav Petrov

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ITM/Energy Technology

Main field of study *

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

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Miroslav Petrov (miroslav.petrov@energy.kth.se)

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.