Modelling of Thermal Systems


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved in the modules Fundamental energy system physics and topology and Thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid dynamics or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge about stationary modelling of general thermal cycles and energy systems
  • Be able to understand the topology of thermal cycles


  • Be able to use the general theory regarding systematic formulation of conservation equations for simulation of thermal systems and thermal system components
  • Be able to evaluate operational parameters in thermal systems operating in steady state
  • Be able to design and simulate thermal systems
  • Be able to estimate thermal and calorimetric properties in thermal systems


  • Have the ability to use the topic in interdisciplinary collaboration with other fields of research
  • Be able to evaluate the best suited methods of analysis in relation to simulation of thermal systems and be able to design and simulate thermal systems
  • Be able to analyse the result of simulations of thermal systems

Type of instruction

Lectures supplemented with self-study and/or study circles. 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 5 ECTS course, the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student.



Name of examModelling of Thermal Systems
Type of exam
Oral 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 titleModellering af termiske systemer
Module codeN-EN-B5-6
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Applied Industrial Electronics)
Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science