Welcome to Modeling and Optimization of Thermal Systems

Description: The focus of this course will be the modelling and optimization of thermal energy systems including:

Methods for modelling of thermal and calorimetric properties
Formulation and solution of thermal system models considering partial load
Parametric optimization of thermal systems
Topology optimization of thermal systems (for instance the optimization of heat exchanger networks)
Examples will be given mainly in the Energy Technology area in terms of journals – but most of it has a generic structure in terms of peer review process.

Prerequisites: A general background with a M.Sc. in mechanical engineering with a thermal system or thermos-fluid background or a background with a M.Sc. within chemical process engineering.

Form of evaluation: Written evaluation. The participants have to hand in the solution to a minor assignment and will be evaluated passed-not passed based on this.

Link: http://www.et.aau.dk/phd/phd-courses/

Organizer: Associate Professor Mads Pagh Nielsen, e-mail: mpn@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Mads Pagh Nielsen and Assistant Professor Thomas Helmer Pedersen


Time: 17 - 18 June 2019

Place: Aalborg University

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Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 13 May 2019

Important information concerning PhD courses We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.