HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM DESIGN

SHE Level 5
SCQF Credit Points 15.00
ECTS Credit Points 7.50
Module Code MMK221232
Module Leader Krystyna Curtis
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject Civil Engineering and Environmental Management
Trimester
  • A (September start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Honours degree in engineering which includes components on thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer

Summary of Content

This unit applies basic principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, psychrometry and heat transfer to the design of practical heating and air conditioning systems. The module includes components on system control options and comfort parameters so that the constraints on energy saving may be appreciated.

Syllabus

The Engineering Benchmarks D1, D2, D3, D5, D6, D7, D8 and D14 for transferable skills as specified in the BEng Building Services Engineering Specification Document apply to this module. The student will develop abilities to apply basic principles to practical problems, to design systems with a view to energy efficiency and environmental considerations and to extract the appropriate data from guides and apply this to practical systems. (D1, D2, D3, D5, D6, D7, D8 and D14)

Learning Outcomes

The Engineering Benchmarks A7, B1, B2, B3, B5, B7, C1, C2 and C3 as specified in the MSc Building Services Engineering Specification Document apply to this module.On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:- Select outside design temperatures from meteorological data (B1)- Define and evaluate the design parameters necessary to create a comfortable internal environment (B1)- Design and understand the operation of a range of air conditioning systems based on constant mass flow, variable air volume or fan coil units for winter and summer conditions. (B2,B3,B7)- Understand basic control systems for typical air conditioning systems (A7)- Specify appropriate ventilation systems for a range of building types (A7,B5,C2)- Apply the principles of heat transfer to assess the emission from various designs of heat emitters (B1,C1)- Know the various designs of low, medium and high pressure hot water systems and their applications (C3)- Solve problems related to convective and radiant heating systems (B2,B7)

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Students undertaking this module should have a good knowledge in mechanical engineering but are expected to be lacking specific knowledge within the discipline of heating and air-conditioning. The module will build on previously learned thermodynamic and fluid mechanics principles and illustrate how these principles may be applied to the design of real heating and air-conditioning systems. The module will be assessed by an appropriate mix of course-works and class tests that will consolidate learning and emphasize the integration of basic theory within the design process for real practicable systems. Learning and teaching strategies will be developed and implemented, appropriate to students' needs, to enable all students to participate fully in the programme.

Indicative Reading

CIBSE Guide Volume A: Environmental,Design, 7 th Edition, 2006 Faber and Kell's, Heating and Air Conditioning of Buildings, Doug Oughton, Steve Hodkinson, 9 th Edition, 2002 Mechanical Services for Buildings, T D Eastop & W Watson, Longman, 1992, ISBN 0582056950 Air Conditioning Engineering, W P Jones, Butterworth-Heinemann, Dec 2000 ISBN: 0750650745 Building Services Engineering, D V Chadderton, Spon Press, 4 th Edition, 2004, ISBN 041531535

Transferrable Skills

The Engineering Benchmarks D1, D2, D3, D5, D6, D7, D8 and D14 for transferable skills as specified in the BEng Building Services Engineering Specification Document apply to this module. The student will develop abilities to apply basic principles to practical problems, to design systems with a view to energy efficiency and environmental considerations and to extract the appropriate data from guides and apply this to practical systems. (D1, D2, D3, D5, D6, D7, D8 and D14)

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Seminars (PT) 6.00
Independent Learning (PT) 96.00
Tutorials (PT) 12.00
Assessment (PT) 12.00
Lectures (PT) 24.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 33.00 45% Individual exercise
Exam (School) 2.50 34.00 45% Class Test
Coursework 2 n/a 33.00 45% Group exercise