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Introduction to HVAC Systems | p. 1 |
Systems and Definitions | p. 1 |
History of Air Conditioning | p. 3 |
Trends in Energy Use and Impact | p. 5 |
HVAC System Design and Operation | p. 7 |
Energy Costs | p. 11 |
Book Philosophy and Organization | p. 11 |
Units | p. 13 |
Summary | p. 14 |
p. 14 | |
System Analysis Techniques and the Use of EES | p. 15 |
Introduction | p. 15 |
Introduction to EES | p. 19 |
Common Problems Encountered when Using EES | p. 22 |
Curve Fitting Using EES | p. 26 |
Optimization Using EES | p. 29 |
Successful Problem Solving Using EES | p. 31 |
Summary | p. 34 |
Problems | p. 35 |
Thermodynamics and Fluid Flow in HVAC Applications | p. 39 |
Introduction | p. 39 |
Conservation of Mass | p. 39 |
Conservation of Energy | p. 41 |
Thermodynamic Properties of Pure Substances | p. 43 |
Thermodynamic Limits on Performance | p. 45 |
Thermodynamic Work Relations for Pure Substances | p. 47 |
Thermodynamic Relations for Fluid Flow | p. 48 |
Energy Loss Mechanisms in Fluid Flow | p. 54 |
Summary | p. 59 |
Problems | p. 59 |
Heat Transfer in HVAC Applications | p. 61 |
Introduction | p. 61 |
Conduction Heat Transfer | p. 61 |
Convection Heat Transfer | p. 67 |
Thermal Radiation Heat Transfer | p. 76 |
Transient Heat Transfer | p. 83 |
Combined-Mode Heat Transfer | p. 87 |
Summary | p. 923 |
Problems | p. 92 |
Psychrometries for HVAC Applications | p. 95 |
Introduction | p. 95 |
Moist Air Properties | p. 95 |
The Psychrometric Chart | p. 102 |
The Standard Atmosphere | p. 103 |
Determining Psychrometric Properties Using EES | p. 105 |
Psychrometric Applications | p. 109 |
Heat and Mass Transfer for Air-Water Vapor Mixtures | p. 126 |
Summary | p. 132 |
Problems | p. 133 |
Overview of HVAC Systems | p. 137 |
Introduction | p. 137 |
Overview of HVAC Systems and Components | p. 137 |
Energy Comparison Between CAV and VAV Systems | p. 144 |
HVAC System Performance Calculations | p. 145 |
ASHRAE Load Calculation Equations | p. 153 |
HVAC System Improvements and Alternatives | p. 156 |
Summary | p. 167 |
Problems | p. 167 |
Thermal Comfort and Air Quality | p. 171 |
Introduction | p. 171 |
Criteria for Occupant Comfort Inside Buildings | p. 171 |
Criteria for Indoor Air Quality | p. 179 |
Summary | p. 182 |
Problems | p. 183 |
Weather Data, Statistics, and Processing | p. 185 |
Introduction | p. 185 |
Design Temperature Parameters for HVAC Systems | p. 186 |
Ambient Temperature and Humidity Correlations | p. 190 |
Degree-Day Data and Correlations | p. 195 |
Bin Method Data | p. 200 |
Ground Temperature Correlations | p. 202 |
Solar Radiation Fundamentals | p. 205 |
Clear-Sky Solar Radiation | p. 213 |
Weather Records | p. 216 |
Summary | p. 219 |
Problems | p. 219 |
Components of Building Heat Loss and Gain | p. 221 |
Introduction | p. 221 |
Thermal Resistance and Conductance of Building Elements | p. 222 |
Heat Flow Through Opaque Exterior Surfaces | p. 225 |
Liquid Distribution Systems | p. 329 |
Introduction | p. 329 |
Head Loss and Pressure Drop in Liquid Distribution Systems | p. 329 |
Water Distribution Systems | p. 332 |
Steam Distribution Systems | p. 335 |
Pump Characteristics | p. 338 |
Heat Loss and Gain for Pipes | p. 340 |
Summary | p. 342 |
Problems | p. 342 |
Heat Exchangers for Heating and Cooling Applications | p. 345 |
Introduction | p. 345 |
Overall Heat Transfer Conductance | p. 347 |
Heat Exchanger Thermal Performance | p. 349 |
Heating Coil Selection Process | p. 355 |
Cooling Coil Processes | p. 361 |
Cooling Coil Performance Using a Heat Transfer Analogy | p. 362 |
Cooling Coil Selection Procedure | p. 368 |
Summary | p. 376 |
Problems | p. 376 |
Cooling Towers and Desiccant Dehumidification Systems | p. 379 |
Introduction | p. 379 |
Cooling Towers | p. 379 |
Cooling Tower Performance using an Analogy to Heat Transfer | p. 381 |
Cooling Tower Selection Procedure | p. 385 |
Desiccant Dehumidifiers | p. 388 |
Desiccant Dehumidification Systems | p. 393 |
Summary | p. 397 |
Problems | p. 398 |
Vapor Compression Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Systems | p. 401 |
Introduction | p. 401 |
Vapor Compression System | p. 401 |
Refrigerants | p. 407 |
Vapor Compression System Compressors | p. 412 |
Vapor Compression System Performance | p. 416 |
Alternative Vapor Compression System Concepts | p. 421 |
Summary | p. 429 |
Problems | p. 429 |
Heat Pump Systems | p. 433 |
Introduction | p. 433 |
Air Source Heat Pumps | p. 435 |
Ground Source Heat Pumps | p. 441 |
Water Loop Heat Pump Systems | p. 443 |
Summary | p. 444 |
Problems | p. 444 |
Thermal Storage Systems | p. 447 |
troduction | p. 447 |
Ice Storage Systems | p. 451 |
Chilled Water Storage Systems | p. 452 |
Cold Air Distribution Systems | p. 453 |
Building Thermal Storage | p. 454 |
Thermal Storage Control Strategies | p. 456 |
Performance Characteristics of Ice Storage Tanks | p. 460 |
Selection of Ice Storage Capacity | p. 466 |
Summary | p. 471 |
Problems | p. 471 |
Introduction | p. 523 |
Introduction to Optimal Operation of HVAC Systems | p. 525 |
Optimization Statement for All-Electric Cooling Plants Without Storage | p. 531 |
Model-based Optimization Procedure | p. 531 |
Quadratic Optimization Procedure | p. 533 |
Simplified Control Strategies for System Components | p. 536 |
Optimization Statement for All-Electric Cooling Plants with Storage | p. 544 |
Simplified Control Strategies for Systems with Storage | p. 545 |
Methods for Forecasting Building Loads | p. 548 |
Summary | p. 550 |
Problems | p. 551 |
Designing HVAC Systems | p. 555 |
Introduction | p. 555 |
Design Methodology | p. 555 |
Life-Cycle Cost | p. 562 |
Rules of Thumb | p. 564 |
Design Problems for the Students | p. 565 |
Problems | p. 566 |
Thermal Property Values | p. 573 |
Psychrometric Charts for Sea-Level Conditions | p. 575 |
Wall and Roof Property Data | p. 577 |
p. 583 | |
Nomenclature | p. 589 |
Index | p. 595 |
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