6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2017 (Day)
Review of mass and energy conservation and transfer processes; psychrometry and moist air properties; factors influencing human comfort; calculation of building thermal loads; simulation packages for calculating building loads; air conditioning systems; fans, pumps, ducts, etc in air conditioning plant; control systems in air conditioning plant; vapour compression and absorption refrigeration; air conditioning and refrigeration in transportation; industrial fieldwork.
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Calculate the air condition after undergoing the various psychrometric processes such as heating, cooling, humidification, dehumidification, reheat, preheat and mixing, and size ducts and pipes
- Determine human comfort level in an air conditioned space and estimate thermal heat loads on buildings
- Calculate thermal performances of various types of air conditioning and refrigerating systems
- Evaluate various types of air conditioning systems used in industry and determine the optimal choice for a particular situation
- Design a complete air conditioning system and structure and present a design report
- Work effectively in groups to carry out lab experiment.
Examination (3 hours): 45% + Laboratory/field work: 35% + Projects: 20%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.
3 hours lectures, 2 hours laboratory or practice classes and 7 hours of private study per week
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