Design of Thermal Systems

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved in the project module Control of energy conversion systems or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Have knowledge about mode of operation of thermal machines and systems
  • Have knowledge about methods for design of thermal energy systems
  • Have knowledge about interaction of components included in thermal machines and energy systems
  • Be able to comprehend scientific methods and theories compared to the semester theme
  • Be able to set up a business case for thermal machines and systems

Skills

  • Be able to develop and apply stationary models of thermal systems in full load and partial load
  • Have fundamental skills in design of optimal system configurations and determination of operation parameters for thermal systems
  • Be able to analyse achieved results from simulations and laboratory work, if any, and collect them to form an overall impression of the system performance
  • Be able to make a cost-benefit analysis of the thermal machines or systems

Competences

  • Have achieved an ability to convert academic competences and skills of thermal systems for processing of a practical problem
  • Have achieved an ability to enter into a technical and interdisciplinary cooperation in respect to thermal systems
  • Be able to evaluate the basic economic conditions for the development and commissioning of systems or devices

Type of instruction

Problem-based and project-oriented work in project groups. Some lectures are given in business economy to support the objectives in this area. Teaching is in English and/or Danish depending on the participation of international students, or if the supervisor is of foreign origin.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS project work, the work load is expected to be 450 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examDesign of Thermal Systems
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Oral examination with external adjudicator based on a presentation seminar and project report.
ECTS15
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titleDesign af termiske systemer
Module codeN-EN-B5-3
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS15
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module
Time allocation for external examinersB

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
DepartmentDepartment of Energy Technology
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science