Thermodynamic, Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Fundamental Chemical Engineering and Thermodynamics

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • Account for fundamental thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer
  • Account for fundamental thermodynamics
  • Account for fundamental fluid mechanics
  • Account for fundamental convection
  • Account for heat transfer in thermal networks
  • Account for heat exchangers


  • Apply thermodynamics to solve engineering problems
  • Use the energy equation on flow in piping with different components such as pumps, valves, bends and nozzles
  • Use fundamental fluid mechanics to analyse external flow around objects
  • Calculate heat transfer in thermal networks
  • Calculate heat transfer coefficients both at external and at internal surfaces
  • Analyze and select heat exchangers


  • Apply the acquired knowledge and skills to describe, model and solve problems in process engineering projects
  • Communicate problems and solutions to people without thorough knowledge of the subject

Type of instruction

  • Lectures and theoretical exercises

Extent and expected workload

150 hours



Name of examThermodynamic, Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics
Type of exam
Written exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleTermodynamik, varmetransmission og strømningslære
Module codeK-KT-B5-5
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science