COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Design of Thermal Systems
Course Code: 
15MEC249
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Design of Thermal Systems' is a course offered in the B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

System Design Fundamentals: Basic design Principles - Workable and Optimal systems - Matching of system components - Economic analysis – Depreciation - Gradient present worth factor.

Mathematical Modeling for Simulation: Mathematical models, Principles, Types, Equation fitting, Information Flow Diagram, Workable Systems, Optimal Systems.

Unit 2

Modeling Thermal Equipment: Modeling of heat exchangers, evaporators, condensers, absorption and rectification columns, compressor, pumps - simulation studies - information flow diagram - solution procedures.

Unit 3

Thermal Systems Optimization: Objective function formulation - Constraint equations - Mathematical formulation - Calculus method - Dynamic programming - Geometric programming - Linear programming methods - solution procedures.

Dynamic Behaviour of Thermal System: Steady state simulation - Laplace transformation - Feedback control loops - Stability analysis - Non-linearities.

  • Stoecker W. F. - ‘Design of Thermal Systems’ – McGraw Hill -1980
  • Stoecker W. F. – ‘Refrigeration and Air Conditioning’ - Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Limited -1985
  • ‘ASHRAE Guide & applications’ - ASHRAE, USA -1985
  • Fanger P. O. - ‘Thermal Comfort’ – McGraw Hill, USA - 1972
  • Kapur J. N. - ‘Mathematical Modelling’ - Wiley Eastern, New York - 1980
  • McQuiston F. C. and Parker T. D. - ‘Heating, Ventilating and Air conditioning, Analysis and Design’ - John Wiley, USA - 1988