Analysis of Advanced Thermal Process Systems


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved when studying the 2nd semester on the Master of Science in Energy Engineering with a thermal specialisation or Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Engineering with a specialisation in Process Engineering and Combustion Technology or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have comprehension of the aspects of integration and analysis of advanced thermal processes regarding, for example:
    • Analysis and optimisation of thermal systems using techniques such as pinch analysis and heat exchanger network synthesis using mathematical programming techniques
    • Case: Modelling of part-load conditions in thermal systems including practical control aspects
    • Case: Modelling and integration of advanced fuel cell systems
  • Have knowledge about advanced fluid dynamical topics and system analysis of such systems related , for example:
    • Techniques involved in the design of heat/mass exchangers – shell-and-tube, plate, extended surface, evaporators, condensers, humidifiers, etc. Flow induced vibrations
    • Two-phase fluid flow, models, boiling, condensation and instabilities
    • Equations of State. Thermodynamic functions/properties. Maxwell’s relations.   Residual properties. Phase equilibrium and phase change
    • Heat transfer by radiation. Modelling methods (e.g.  Discrete Ordinate, Discrete Transfer, Monte-Carlo, etc). Gaseous radiative properties. CFD modelling of radiative heat transfer


  • Be able to identify the elements related to the control aspects of thermal systems
  • Be able to apply the knowledge gained to set up experiments on advanced fluid dynamical systems
  • Be able to apply the knowledge on advanced fluid dynamical systems related to the above topics


  • Independently be able to define and analyse scientific problems within the area of advanced thermal process systems and advanced fluid dynamical systems
  • Independently be able to be a part of professional and interdisciplinary development work within the area of thermal process systems and advanced fluid dynamical systems

Type of instruction

The course is taught by a mixture of lectures, workshops, exercises, mini-projects and self-study.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module, the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student.



Name of examAnalysis of Advanced Thermal Process Systems
Type of exam
Oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titleAnalyse af avancerede termiske processer
Module codeN-EE-K3-10
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science
SchoolSchool of Engineering and Science