Sist oppdatert: Dec 5, 2019

Thermodynamics is the part of physics dealing with relations between energy, heat and work. This can for instance be used to find relations between pressure, temperature and volume of a gas, to find which reactions and phase transitions will happen spontaneously or not, to calculate the energy required to heat an addition to a chemical process, or to find out what will happen when a mixture of liquid metals is cooled. Since this is a very general set of tools, NORCE applies the methods in many different projects, e.g. within metallurgical industry and within gas transport.