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Fall 2012
Nov 30, 2015
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CE 41400 - Building Mechanical And Electrical System Design
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course covers the design of building mechanical and electrical systems. In the first part of the course students learn principles of designing and integrating heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems into building air delivery systems, mechanical cooling and heating technologies, duct design and layout, blower and pump selection, and hydronic systems. They also learn to design heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems within the constraint of achieving satisfactory occupant thermal comfort in buildings. The second part of the course covers design concepts related to building electrical systems; including, single and three-phase power systems, motors, transformers, switching, and relays. The course includes a design project related to mechanical and electrical systems for a commercial building. Typically offered Fall Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Civil Engineering
Department: Lyles School of Civil Engr

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Utilize building thermal load information together with a knowledge of industry standards and numerical methods to design and integrate efficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems into commercial and residential buildings. 2. Understand the benefits and drawbacks of conventional and innovative mechanical systems, and identify appropriate opportunities for the selection and integration of both. 3. Evaluate the performance and estimate energy consumption of common mechanical systems and components. 4. Understand the operating characteristics and appropriately size the components that are integrated into building electrical systems.

Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:     
      School of Aero and Astro Engr
      School of Biomedical Engr
      School of Civil Engineering
      School of Chemical Engineering
      School of Nuclear Engineering
      First Year Engineering
      School of Elec & Computer Engr
      School of Interdisciplnry Engr
      School of Industrial Engr
      School of Mechanical Engr
      School of Materials Engr
      School of Agr and Bio Engr
      Construction Engineering Mgmt
May not be enrolled as the following Classifications:     
      Sophomore: 45 - 59 hours
      Sophomore: 30 - 44 hours
      Freshman: 0 - 14 hours
      Freshman: 15 - 29 hours

Undergraduate level CE 31100 Minimum Grade of D-

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