Advanced Thermal Systems

Teaching methods Lecture/seminar
Learning target

Module Advanced Thermal Systems deepens the understanding of energy systems with respect to transient behavior. As the role of energy storages is increasing in future decentralized energy systems, the students get a deeper insight into energy storage. The students are aware of the different types of thermal energy storages and understand their limits regarding temperature ranges, energy density, charging and discharging. The students can select appropriate storages for respective applications. The students know a systematic approach to access the transient behavior of thermal systems. They are able to formulate a set of differential equations for thermal systems and to solve initial value problems by Computer-Algebra-Tools.

Duration 1 Semester
Hours per week 4.0
  • Classes:60 h
  • Individual/
    Group work:60 h

  • Workload:120 h
ECTS 4.0
Requirements for awarding credit points

written exam (90 minutes)

Responsible person

Prof. Dr.-Ing. P. Treffinger

Max. participants 25
Recommended semester ECM 3
Frequency Annually (ws)
Lectures Vertiefung Thermische Energiesysteme
Type Lecture/seminar
Nr. M+V3043
Hours per week 4.0
Lecture contents

1. Fluid machinery in thermal systems
positive displacement and turbo machinery
2. Thermal energy storages
3. Combined heat and power
4. Transient behaviour of thermal systems
5. Solving problems in thermal system engineering


CENGEL, Y. A., BOLES, Ma. A: Thermodynamics - An Engineering
Approach. New York : McGraw Hill, 2008.
KALIDE, W.: Energieumwandlung in Kraft- und Arbeitsmaschinen. München: Hanser, 2005.
STOECKER, W. F.: Design of Thermal Systems. New York : McGraw-Hilll, 1989.
TILLER, M.D .: Introduction to physical modeling with Modelica. Norwell
(MA) : Kluwer Academica Publishers, 2004.

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