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.
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.
|✔ Applicable||How instructors' work experience benefits the course|
|Lecture by the designer of building services.|
Thermal load calculation, Air conditioning methods, Heat source methods
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
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|
|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.|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Course materials are provided during class.
Students' course scores are based on presentation, discussion (70%) and report(30%).
No prerequisites are necessary, but enrollment in the related courses is desirable.