TEP4125 - Engineering Thermodynamics 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home exam 80/100 4 hours
Home exam 20/100 1 hours

Course content

Thermodynamics for mixtures and mixing processes. Moist air, heating and ventilation. Exergy, irreversibility, exergy analysis. Chemical reactions. Combustion, mass and energy conversion, heating values, flame temperature, exergy and irreversibility. Thermodynamic relations; relations between properities that can be measured (mass, volume, pressure, temperature) and properties that can not be measured (energy, enthalpy, entropy, etc.). Thermodynamic equilibrium; chemical equilibrium, inclomplete combustion, pollutant formation; phase equilibrium.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The student gets knowledge about: Indoor climate, energy usage. Thermal power generation. Combustion and combustion products. Processes for food engineering. Gas processing, natural gas technology. Energy utilization. The student gets insight into: - Thermodynamics of mixtures for ideal gases, including moist air . - Combustion and other reactions. - Thermodynamics of real gases and mixtures of real gases. - Thermodynamic relations, properties and data. - Exergy analysis. - Chemical and phase equilibrium. Skills: The student should be able to: - Determine thermodynamic properties for relevant substances and mixtures. - Define and analyze thermodynamic systems using the 1st and 2nd laws. - Put up the balances for mass, energy, entropy and exergy for technical systems and determine the involved quantities. - Use the theory to solve practical engineering problems. - Use the theory to understand processes in nature and environment. - Further work on energy processes and other thermodynamic processes. General competence: The student should have an understanding for: - How to use thermodynamics for old and new problems. - How tables, diagrams and computer programs are made and should be used. - That thermodynamics is general such that different technical devices and processes apply the the same basic knowledge.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. Exercises (individual or in groups) based on Thermodynamics 1 and 2.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

The final evaluation (letter grades) will be based on a portfolio containing written final examination (80% weight) and written midterm exam (20% weight), according to the percent-point method. A postponed final written exam ("kontinuasjonseksamen") can be changed to an oral exam. Valid absence at the midterm exam will give a re-sit midterm exan before the end of the semester. If the course is re-taken another year, both midterm exam and final exam have to be taken again. The set of approved exercises are valid for two years after the year of approval.

Specific conditions

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

Course materials

Moran et al.: Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics,  (SI-version), Wiley. Note on phase equilibrium. Note on moist air.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIO1030 7.5
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Energy and Process Engineering
  • Thermodynamics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Energy and Process Engineering


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Home exam (1) 80/100





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Spring ORD Home exam 20/100





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Summer UTS Home exam 80/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Home exam 20/100 INSPERA
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