Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this module is offered.
Business, Engineering and Technology
On-campus block of classes
The module describes air conditioning in the context of psychrometry and psychrometric processes. It discusses physiological principles that govern the health and comfort requirements of humans in an air conditioned environment. It also explains the fundamentals of basic air conditioning systems, their application and performance objectives. It further gives an overview of refrigeration systems with emphasis on refrigeration system components & processes. It concludes with the effect of solar heat gain and incident rays orientation in improving the energy efficiency of building.
On completion of the module, students will be expected to be able to:
|1||Understand psychrometric processes|
|2||Perform cooling and heat load calculations in buildings|
|3||Apply basic principles of air conditioning systems|
|4||Develop adequate procedures in the analysis of refrigeration cycles|
|5||Understand the fundamentals of heating and refrigeration processes|
|6||Understanding the effectiveness of incident rays in air conditioning design|
|7||Utilising solar heat gain to improve the energy efficiency of buildings|
Coursework assessment: 25%
Refrigeration & air conditioning in commercial and industrial buildings is an important part of building infrastructure development. This module is dedicated to equipping the students with the analytical and design capabilities required to provide environment that is comfortable to humans working inside the building infrastructure. There will be a combination of lectures, that will include interactive elements. All outcomes will be assessed by means class tests and a final examination.
Mechanics of Fluid Flow Systems, Thermodynamic Properties of Fluids
Mass & Heat Transfer