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LMS893 - Energy and sustainable development
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-12 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TIMAL
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Energy and Environmental Systems and Technology
Department: 42 - APPLIED MECHANICS

Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0101 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   02 Jun 2015 am L,  18 Apr 2015 am L,  18 Aug 2015 pm L

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Univ lektor  Karin Munch


Environment 6,5 hec


In order to be eligible for a first cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme(s) that has the course included in the study programme.

Course specific prerequisites

The courses Linear algebra , Calculus and Thermodynamics and Fluid Dynamics or equivalent course in thermal sciences.


The aim of the course is to give the students good basic knowledge of applied energy technology and the questions of global sustainability.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • Explain in detail the concept of energy quality, the second law of thermodynamics and the consequences with emphasis on sustainability.
  • Describe and compare conventional and future methods for electricity production and transports. The comparisons shall be made by estimating resources and environmental effects.
  • Being familiar with the three most important pedagogical models for sustainability.
  • Describing the energy situation from a national and a global point of view.
  • Explain the efficiency of separate steps and ideal cycles including the Carnot cycle
  • Describing reversible, quasi-equilibrium and non-reversible processes and their connections with the thermodynamic laws.
  • Describe and explain the various mechanisms for heat transfer.
  • Apply the Fouriers law, Newtons cooling law and Stefan- Boltzmanns equation.
  • Describe the various types of heat exchangers and their function.
  • Explain the different flow regimes in connection with the  temperature profiles in heat exchangers.
  • Apply the log Mean Temperature Difference Method and the effectiveness NTU-method on engineering problems.
  • Describe the functions and main parts of combustion engines, gas turbine plants, Rankine processes and the ideal vapor-compression cooling cycle.
  • Solve engineering problems involving ideal cycles and non-isentropic expansions and compressions.
  • Describing various strategies for sustainable developments in industry concerning production and product design
  • Describe the important local, regional and global environmental issues
  • Explain the causes to the issues by the DPSIR-model
  • Describe the international and national programs for dealing with the environmental  problems
  • Describing the various technical solutions for dealing with pollutions from energy industry and transports
  • Explain the concept of sustainability.


    The course starts with a brief presentation of major environmental problems as prerequisites for further studies in global environmental certification system as ISO 14 000 and LCA. These are methods for environmental considerations related to environmental management and product development. The course also includes relevant parts of the Swedish environmental legislation and an introduction to gas and water cleaning system for process industry. The energy part deals with two applications of thermodynamic cycles; the Clasius Rankine cycle and the vapour compression refrigeration cycle. It also includes various types of heat transfer and combinations of these. The course includes a part describing commonly used types of heat exchangers and finally it deals with the effectiveness-NTU method.


    The course consists of lectures, exercises with problem solving demonstrations, projects and laboratory lessons.


    Cengel/turner, Fundamentals of Thermal- Fluid Sciences, Mc Graw Hill. The latest edition will be used in the course.
    Gröndahl/Svanström, Hållbar utveckling-en introduktion för ingenjörer och andra problemlösare, Liber


    The course is examined by a written exam.

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