MAST2015 - Thermodynamics 2 and Fluid Mechanics


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination. For a complete course description, see previous academic years.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
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

Knowledge 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 Skills 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

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

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

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


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Energy and Process Engineering


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 2021-11-29
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.

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