Credits: 3

Semesters Offered

Fall 2017

Learning Objectives

Students are expected to learn in depth the application of heat transfer processes and thermodynamic cycles to building thermal systems. This course is a technical design elective and pulls together the background knowledge in real life examples of design and evaluation.

Topics Covered

  • Environmental Regulations and Responses
  • Moist Air Properties and Conditioning Processes
  • Modeling of Thermal Systems Using EES
  • Vapor Compression Cycle and Cycle Options
  • Bin Temperature Method
  • Properties of Working Fluids
  • Development of Energy Saving Novel Concepts
  • Cycle Design
  • Heat Exchanger Design
  • Test Facility Design for Performance Measurement of the Air-conditioning Systems


Additional Course Information


Hwang, Yunho


None required.


  • Lecture notes will be available to students through ELMS site.
  • F.C. McQuiston & J.D. Parker, Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning, 6th ed., John Wiley and Sons, 2005. ISBN 0-471-47015-5
  • R. Radermacher & Y. Hwang, Vapor Compression Heat Pumps with Refrigerant Mixtures, Taylor & Francis, 2005. ISBN 0-8493-3489-6
  • ASHRAE, AHSREA Handbook-Fundamentals 2005. ISBN 1-883413-45-1.

Class/Laboratory Schedule 

  • One 160 minute lecture per week
Last Updated By 
Yunho Hwang, June 2017