MEBS7014 Advanced HVAC applications
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    Level: MSc(Eng)
    Contact Hours: 2.5 hours per week (One Semester)
    Prerequisite: None
    Calendar Entry: Fans and pumps: types and characteristics, parallel and series operation, system effects; complex fluid network analysis: graphical and iterative methods of solution, application to air and water systems and analysis of building air infiltration; room air diffusion: design strategies, application of computational fluid dynamics; sea water cooling systems: design and operation, water treatment; thermal storage systems: applications, system design and economic analysis; acoustic treatment and vibration isolation: basic principles, need for control, types and methods of control.
    Assessment Methods: Examination (60%), Continuous Assessment (40%)
    Course Website: http://ibse.hk/MEBS7014/
    Course Co-ordinator: Dr. Benjamin P. L. Ho (benjamin.ho@hku.hk), Room 5-24, Haking Wong Bldg
    Dr. Sam C. M. Hui (cmhui@hku.hk)

    Educational Objectives:

    • To introduce students to the important systems and applications of advanced HVAC for more detailed study.
    • To enable students to design appropriate heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigerating (HVAC&R) systems and evaluate their characteristics and performance.
    Learning Outcomes:
    • To describe the basic principles and characteristics of HVAC systems and components.
    • To develop skills for design of HVAC&R systems and evaluation of their characteristics and performance.
    References:

    Some useful references are listed below. Additional references and materials will be provided over the course.

    • ASHRAE, 2020. ASHRAE Systems and Equipment Handbook 2020, SI edition, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Atlanta, GA. [ASHRAE catalog via Techstreet]
    • ASHRAE, 2018. ASHRAE Refrigeration Handbook 2018, SI edition, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Atlanta, GA. [ASHRAE catalog via Techstreet][ebook via Knovel (IP edition)]
    • ASHRAE, 2017. ASHRAE Fundamentals Handbook 2017, SI edition, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Atlanta, GA. [ebook via Knovel][ASHRAE catalog via Techstreet]
    • CIBSE, 2002. Noise and Vibration Control for HVAC, CIBSE Guide B5, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, London, London. [697 N7]
    • Haines, R. W. and Wilson, C. L., 2003. HVAC Systems Design Handbook, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill, New York. [697 H1 h]
    • Kreider J. F, (ed.), 2001. Handbook of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. [HKALL][ebook via ENGnetBASE]
    • Race, G. L. and Mitchell, S., 2003. A Practical Guide to HVAC Building Services Calculations, Building Services Research and Information Association, Bracknell, Berkshire, England. [697 R1 p] [697 R1 p8] (printed and CD-ROM versions)
    • Schaffer, M. E., 1991. A Practical Guide to Noise and Vibration Control for HVAC Systems, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Atlanta, GA. [697.92 S2]
    • Wang, S. K., 2001. Handbook of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill, New York. [697.93 W24 h]
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    | Created: Nov 2004 | Update: 15 Jan 2021 |