2017 Advanced Theories in Air Conditioning

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Architecture and Building Engineering
Instructor(s)
Yuasa Kazuhiro 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon5-6(M321)  
Group
-
Course number
ARC.E402
Credits
1
Academic year
2017
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2017/3/21
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course covers the latest theories and research trends on thermal load calculation, air-conditioning methods and heat source methods for air-conditioning systems.
The aim of this course is to learn the details of the mechanisms of air-conditioning systems.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Explain the latest theories and research trends on thermal load calculation, air-conditioning methods and heat source methods.
2) Discuss the whole air conditioning systems.

Keywords

Thermal load calculation, Air conditioning methods, Heat source methods

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

First half: Lecture about the theory and examples of thermal load calculations, air-conditioning methods and heat source methods.
Second half: Discussion about the air conditioning systems based on students’ presentation.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Overview of air conditioning systems. Confirmation of the fundamental knowledge of air conditioning systems.
Class 2 Research trends on thermal load calculation. Understanding of thermal load calculation.
Class 3 Latest theory and examples of air conditioning methods. Understanding of the history of air conditioning methods.
Class 4 Latest theory and examples of heat source methods. Understanding of the hisory of heat source methods.
Class 5 Presentation on thermal load calculation. Presentation that is easy for other students to understand. Discussion with the presenter.
Class 6 Presentation on air conditioning methods. Presentation that is easy for other students to understand. Discussion with the presenter.
Class 7 Presentation on heat source methods. Presentation that is easy for other students to understand. Discussion with the presenter.
Class 8 Summarization of the course. Preparation of the final report.

Textbook(s)

None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials are provided during class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' course scores are based on presentation(70%) and discussion(30%).

Related courses

  • ARC.E401 : Advanced Course on Environmental Engineering and Building Survices

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites are necessary, but enrollment in the related courses is desirable.

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