Jun 25, 2024  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
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AE 3132 - Building Mechanical System II

3 lecture hours 2 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This course continues the development of heating and cooling design, by applying what has been learned in AE 3112  (Heat Transfer & Basic HVAC) and the systems- and equipment-intensive course AE 3131  (Building Mechanical Systems I). The course basically applies a systematic approach to the use of heating and cooling design as required by building simulation software, currently used in the industry. An actual commercial building case study will be utilized. (prereq: AE 3131 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
• Develop a building energy model for a real building using building simulation software (Trane Trace 700)
• Generate system design options for a real building distinguishing the advantages and disadvantages to system options
• Analyze cost impact based on system selection and design considerations
• Create a comprehensive set of mechanical design drawings
Prerequisites by Topic
• HVAC Fundamentals
• Equipment performance and design
Course Topics
• Thermal Characteristics of Building (3 classes)
• Heat Losses (3 classes)
• Heat Gains (3 classes)
• Cooling Systems (3 classes)
• Heating Systems (3 classes)
• Duct Design (6 classes)
• Hydronic Design (6 classes)
• Systems Economics (2 classes)
• Noise Issues; Project Presentations (3 classes)
Laboratory Topics
• Design the HVAC system from load calculations to equipment selection to calculation of annual energy consumption for a commercial building using simulation software (20 classes)
Coordinator
Bass Abushakra



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