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Course Detail

Course Name Design of Thermal Systems
Course Code 15MEC249
Program B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering
Year Taught 2019


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.

Text Books

  • 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

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