Credits: 3

Semesters Offered

Fall 2017, Spring 2022

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