Thermodynamics, basic course
Study plans 2016-2017 - ENE2031 - 10 ECTS

On the basis of

REA1131 Basic Mathematics and Statistics or Mathematics 1


REA1141 Mathematics 1

Expected learning outcomes


Students will be able to explain:

  • Thermodynamics 1 and 2 law and how they affect us
  • How gas laws work
  • How humid air diagram may be used.
  • How the heat transfer between the gas, liquid and solids takes place and means


Students will gain the skills to:

  • Calculate mixtures of airflows of different amount and quality
  • Calculate a steam turbine process in a step
  • Compute such required chimney height provided a combustion volume
  • Calculate circuit processes for piston machines
  • Calculate the heat transfer in various substances
  • Calculate the temperatures and flow rates at different air mixtures

General competence:

  • Have an opinion about what efficiency is and can relate to them.
  • Know the difference between energy and power,
  • May participate in discussions on an elementary level regarding energy and heat in the process and comfort heating


  • Basic thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Moist air
  • Water vapor thermodynamics
  • Vapour Processes
  • Combustion and purification
  • Refrigeration and Heat Pump Processes

Teaching Methods

Project work

Teaching Methods (additional text)

Project assignment

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 5 hours

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

  • Written exam, 4 hours (60%)
  • Evaluation of the project (40%).
  • Both parts must be passed.

Oral presentation if 5 or fewer students are registered for the examination

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

An internal sensor.
At the oral exam two examiners will be present.

Re-sit examination

Regular examination of the written exam.
For project: New project at the next scheduled liquidation of the subject.

Teaching Materials

To be announced.