AEN/ME 480G Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning

Spring 2001  

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Class Description:

An introductory course emphasizing the engineering systems aspects of thermal environmental design. Principles and applications of building energy requirements and thermal comfort criteria. Prereq: ME 325 and engineering standing or consent of instructor.


Course Goals:

The goals of this class are to:

    Have the students understand the application of basic thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer in sizing HVAC systems and estimating their operating costs, and have the students perform HVAC load and energy calculation procedures that are consistent with current accepted industry standards, and familiarize the students with many of the system types and the various aspects of engineering design of HVAC systems used for acceptable environmental conditions in buildings, and have the students be capable of presenting to their peers the results of an independent study in a particular area of HVAC systems.


Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of this course the students should:

- Have a working knowledge of basic HVAC terminology, systems and design processes.

- Be able to compute basic heating and cooling loads and component energy consumption using fundamental heat and mass balances on buildings and system components.

- Be familiar with industry standard methodologies for calculating building heating/cooling loads, and ventilation and building energy design requirements

- Be able to write a concise summary of a specific area of HVAC systems and present the findings to peers.



ME 325 elements of Heat transfer and Engineering standing, or consent of instructor.


McQuiston, Faye; Parker, Jerald; Spitler, Jeffrey. 2000. Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Analysis and Design, 5th ed. John Wiley & Sons.


1997 ASHRAE Handbook - Fundamentals. American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. Atlanta. (Can be obtained with student ASHRAE membership)

Principles of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning. Ronald Howell, Harry Sauer and William Coad. 1998. American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. Atlanta.

Class Meeting Time:

Tuesday & Thursday 4:30-5:45

Scheduled Final Exam: Thursday, 5/3/01, 3:30pm



Dr. Donald G. Colliver, (859)257-3000x211, Rm 211 AEN Bldg,, Usually in office 9-6 and it's open for visitation or consultation at any time. Will usually be able to see you but due to extensive travel schedule an appointment is always helpful. Feel free to call at home (887-3887, 128 Paddock Dr., Nicholasville) before 9:00pm. If I'm not home please leave a message.

Dr. William E. Murphy, (270) 534-6341, Rm 205 Crounse Hall,  I will usually be available before or immediately after class.  However, due to my erratic schedule, you can come most any time to my office and if I am there I can usually see you.  Call in advance before making a special trip to be sure I am in.  I check my e-mail several times a day, so you can always get me that way.


University of Kentucky

AEN/ME 480G Schedule of Classes - Spring 2001


Class       Date               Topic


1          Jan 11            Introduction

2          16            Thermodynamics / Psychrometric Properties

3          18            Moist air properties / Psychrometric chart

4          23            Psychrometric Processes

5          25            Indoor Design Comfort            

            30            ASHRAE Society Meeting no class meeting

6          Feb 1            IAQ / Ventilation

7          6            Outdoor Design, Load Estimating

8          8            Heat Transfer (building materials)

9          13            Heating Load

10         15            Heating Load  / Wall Moisture / Intro of Design Problem

11         20            Cooling Principles / Solar

12         22            Cooling Principles / Solar

13         27            Cooling Principles / Solar

14         Mar 1            Cooling Principles / Solar

15         6            Residential Cooling Loads / Wright J

16         8            Exam

13                 Spring Break

15            Spring Break

17         20            Energy Estimating - Systems / Modeling

18         22            Energy Estimating -DD/Bin

19         27            Energy Estimating Programs / Wright N

20         29            Energy Design Standard 90.1

21         Apr 3            Design Problem Discussion

22         5            Flow / Pumps / Piping

23         10            Flow / Pumps / Piping

24         12            Ducts / Fans / Space Air Distribution

25         17            Ducts / Fans / Space Air Distribution

26         19            Economics

27         24            Class presentations

28         26            Class Summary

29         May 3            Final Exam