MJ2495 Experimental Energy Technology 8.0 credits

Experimentell energiteknik

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of this course is to provide systematic knowledge of measurement techniques in the energy field, including an introduction to common and advanced methods and tools inenergy-related experiments.Participants received practical experiences in lab and research environments. A general energy technology background is a necessary prerequisite, however since the course starts at a fundamental level no previous experience in measurement techniques is required.

The studenten should be able to accomplish the following tasks upon successful completion of this course:

•                    develop an experimental plan

•                    create a basic structure in a log book

•                    create a basic structure of an experimental report

•                    evaluate the pros and cons of using experimental analogy and similarity studies

•                    calculate and evaluate the uncertainties in the experimental results

•                    present experimental results with uncertainties

•                    conduct risk assessment of experimental work, including risks, likelihood and consequences

•                    construct an Risk Management Plan

•                    critically evaluate, select, and implement appropriate measurement equipment (temperature, pressure, flowrate, etc.)

Course main content

The course is comprised of lectures, two laboratory exercises, and two home assignments. The lectures cover: Temperature Measurements, Pressure Measurements, Flow Measurements, Data Evaluation and Errors and Risk Analysis. The laboratory exercises are devoted to temperature and pressure measurements. Practical experience of these methods and others are provided through group work coupled to ongoing research projects.The course ends with a written exam.


B.Sc. in Engineering with prerequisite in MJ1112 Thermodynamics 9 ECTS, MJ1401 Heat Transfer 6 ECTS and SG1220 Fluid Mechanics 6 ECTS or a combination of these subjects of at least 15 ECTS.

Documented proficiency in english B or equivalent.



  • INLA - Assignment, 1.0, grading scale: P, F
  • LABA - Laboration MJ2495, 0.5, grading scale: P, F
  • LABB - Laboration MJ2440, 0.5, grading scale: P, F
  • PROA - Project, 4.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TENA - Exam, 2.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

•                    INL1 - Assignments, 0.5 credits, grade scale: P, F

•                    LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 0.5 credits, grade scale: P, F

•                    TEN1 - Examination, 2.0 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

•                   LAB2 - Laboratory Work, 5 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology


Anders Malmquist <anders.malmquist@energy.kth.se>

Supplementary information

This course is intended primarily for students enrolled in SELECT (year 2) and SEE/RENE (year 2), but can be taken by other students.Itis run in close collaboration with MJ2440 Measurement Techniques.


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2012.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2016.