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.

Organizer: Associate Professor Mads Pagh Nielsen, email:  mpn@et.aau.dk, Aalborg University

Lecturers: Associate Professor Mads Pagh Nielsen, Aalborg University and possibly other internal or external guest lecturers.


Price: 6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 1500 DKK for PhD students in Denmark, who are not from AAU. 8000 DKK for the Industry.

Time: 13. - 15. November 2017  postponed to 2018


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Number of seats: No limit



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.