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2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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ME 480 - HVAC Systems Design

2 lecture hours 2 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course explores major elements in the design of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems. Topics include psychrometric analysis, load estimation, duct/piping design, equipment selection, and energy consumption estimating. The Carrier building simulation software is utilized. Students are required to design elements of HVAC systems, resulting in an understanding of the entire process. (prereq: ME 416 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Do a heating and cooling load calculation for a building
  • Evaluate the psychrometric processes involved in heating and cooling a building
  • Make appropriate choices for heating and cooling equipment
  • Utilize a commercially-available software package (Carrier E20-II) to simulate the HVAC system for a building

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Energy Balance

Course Topics
  • Psychrometric analysis
  • System types
  • Heating and cooling load analysis
  • Air distribution and duct sizing
  • Water systems
  • Equipment and control system selection
  • Supervised Design Project work

Michael Swedish

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