Courses Catalogue

Building Energy (hvac)

COURSE CODE: MEC4133
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Mechanical Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description


This course covers building energy design and simulation; HVAC systems, Heating and

cooling load analysis; Air conditioning processes; Principles of human thermal comfort.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE:

The goal of this course is to use building performance modeling as an investigative tool to improve the overall energy efficiency of the building.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  •   Analyze a building for energy consumption, heating, and cooling requirements in order to satisfy thermal comfort.
  •    Calculate energy demand, heating and cooling loads for residences and commercial buildings, complying with Codes in HVAC design.
  •  Calculate psychrometric properties and analyze psychrometric processes.
  •    Determine sizes  of  ducts,  pipes, and  fans for  proper air  distribution in  building systems.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

  •   Be able to use the HVAC heating and cooling load computer programs.
  •  Be able to apply a computer program for building energy simulation.
  •   Be able to design simple projects of building energy systems and HVAC open-ended problems