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Title: Teaching the design of thermal systems using equation solvers

Abstract

Teaching the design of thermal systems requires an integrated approach that treats subjects such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer as parts of one interconnected area, in which appropriate solutions to real-life design and analysis problems can be obtained only when all these aspects are considered simultaneously. This approach must be implemented through open-ended homework problems and design project-oriented teaching. Topics related to HVAC and other thermal systems that must be addressed include fluid flow networks, heat exchanger design, design and selection of pumps, fans and compressors, heat recovery systems, psychrometrics, air-conditioning systems, electronic cooling systems, fuels and combustion, solar thermal systems, and power plant design. A course that teaches the design of such systems and the wide array of thermal science applications is described in this paper.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (US)
OSTI Identifier:
20002365
Report Number(s):
CONF-990102-
ISSN 0001-2505; TRN: IM200002%%365
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: ASHRAE Winter Meeting, Chicago, IL (US), 01/23/1999--01/27/1999; Other Information: PBD: 1999; Related Information: In: ASHRAE transactions 1999: Technical and symposium papers. Volume 105, Part 1, 1387 pages.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; EDUCATION; SPACE HVAC SYSTEMS; THERMODYNAMICS; FLUID MECHANICS; HEAT TRANSFER; AIR CONDITIONERS; HEAT RECOVERY EQUIPMENT; COMPUTER CODES; EDUCATIONAL TOOLS; HEAT PUMPS; WATER HEATING

Citation Formats

Garimella, S. Teaching the design of thermal systems using equation solvers. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Garimella, S. Teaching the design of thermal systems using equation solvers. United States.
Garimella, S. 1999. "Teaching the design of thermal systems using equation solvers". United States.
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abstractNote = {Teaching the design of thermal systems requires an integrated approach that treats subjects such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer as parts of one interconnected area, in which appropriate solutions to real-life design and analysis problems can be obtained only when all these aspects are considered simultaneously. This approach must be implemented through open-ended homework problems and design project-oriented teaching. Topics related to HVAC and other thermal systems that must be addressed include fluid flow networks, heat exchanger design, design and selection of pumps, fans and compressors, heat recovery systems, psychrometrics, air-conditioning systems, electronic cooling systems, fuels and combustion, solar thermal systems, and power plant design. A course that teaches the design of such systems and the wide array of thermal science applications is described in this paper.},
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