EP8110 - Exergy Analysis


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2022/2023

Course content

The course is taught every 2nd year, first fall 2023, then fall 2025. Energy, exergy, irreversibility. Exergy transfer and exergy loss in thermal and chemical processes, e.g. power processes, combustion, boiling, cooling proscesses, mixing and separation. Exergy balance for system and subsystems. Optimization of energy processes. Exergy and irreversibility of flowing media, flow fields, turbulence.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The student gets insight into -Energy, exergy, irreversibility. -Exergy analysis as method and tool. Skills: The student should be able to -calculate the exergy of energy and material flows. -put up exergy balances for thermodynamic systems, including new/unknown systems. -use exergy analysis to map exergy transfer and exergy losses in thermal and chemical processes, e.g. power production, combustion, chemical production, boiling, cooling processes, mixing and separation. General competence: The student should have an understanding for - how the 1st and 2nd law of thermodynamics direct physical processes. -optimization of energy processes.

Learning methods and activities

Guided self study/colloquia. Exersises. Project work. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

TEP4125 Termodynamics 2 or similar. Good knowledge of fluid mechanics and/or heat and mass transfer.

Course materials

Compendium/Article collection. Relevant textbooks: Kotas: "The exery method of thermal plant analysis"; Bejan: "Entropy generation through heat and fluid flow".

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level



Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Energy and Process Engineering


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