MAST2015 - Thermodynamics 2 and Fluid Mechanics


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 100/100

Course content

-Energy quality; laws of thermodynamics, exergy, efficiencies, thermodynamic losses
-Psychrometry; definitions, diagram, processes
-Pipe and channel flow; Bernoulli's equation, laminar/turbulent flow, pressure drop, sizing
-Pumps/fans; pump characteristics, pump performance, parallel and series operation, cavitation
-Heat transport; Conduction, convection, radiation, thermal resistance, thermal transmittance (U-value)
-Heat exchangers; area, effectiveness
-Combustion; chemical reactions, stoichiometry, heating value, excess air, environment

Learning outcome

The candidate has knowledge of
-Energy quality and exergy
-Properties of moist air
-Laminar and turbulent pipe flow
-Working principles of pumps and fans
-Pump cavitation
-Heat transfer through conduction, convection and radiation
-Working principles of heat exchangers
-Combustion reactions and heating values
The candidate can
-Calculate thermodynamic losses and efficiencies for simple thermodynamics processes
-Use the Mollier diagram for moist air
-Design fundamental processes for air conditioning
-Use Bernoulli's equation
-Calculate pressure drop in pipes, and size pipes and channels
-Use pump diagrams and calculate necessary pump performance
-Calculate thermal resistance and thermal transmittance for different constructions
-Calculate necessary heat exchanger area and heat exchanger effectiveness
-Balance combustion reactions
General competence
The candidate can
-Understand consequences of the laws of thermodynamics, including opportunities and limitations, both in general and for HVAC applications in particular

Compulsory assignments

  • Excercises
  • Laboratory exercises

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Mechanical Engineering (BIMASKIN)

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 2

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Heat Ventilation and Sanitary Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Energy and Process Engineering



Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination (1) 100/100 2020-11-24
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Oral examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form has changed as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation

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