TEP4125 - Engineering Thermodynamics 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 80/100 4 hours D
Home examination 20/100 60 minutes

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. Self study. Exercises (individual or in groups) based on Thermodynamics 1 and 2. Use spreadsheet, Matlab or Python for models and calculations.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

The final evaluation (letter grades) will be based on component assessments: Mid-term exam 20% weight and final exam 80% weight. Each component assessment is graded (A-F) and the final grade is evaluated with weighting scores A=5, B=4 etc.

The midterm exam is a digital home exam (60 min). One can pass the course with F (=0 in the weighting) for the midterm exam. There will be a postponed/re-sit midterm exam for those who had a valid reason for absence (documented illness etc. as for other exams). The final exam will be a written exam with invigilation. One has to pass the final exam to pass the course.

A postponed final written exam ("kontinuasjonseksamen") can be changed to an oral exam. 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 one year after the year of approval. Students with elder approved exercises must contact the course teacher, who can re-approve fully or partly.

Course materials

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

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIO1030 7.5

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

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: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 80/100 D PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 20/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 80/100 D PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Home examination 20/100 INSPERA
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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