MEC 722 Thermal Systems Design

The design problem. Systems selection for energy-based problems. Principles of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer integrated in a number of design projects. Equipment selection. Use of commercial catalogs. Piping and instrumentation design for energy efficiency. Environmental impact. Commercial software. Estimating. Economics. The bid process. Inspection requirements. Lab work entails individual and group design of 3 to 4 projects. Project management techniques and creative thinking are encouraged. Lect: 2 hrs./Lab: 2 hrs. Prerequisites: MEC 514, MEC 616, MEC 701, PCS 213, CMN 432, ECN 801, MEC 411, MEC 430 and MTH 510 Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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