Checking date: 24/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Thermal systems design
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (Plan: 446 - Estudio: 221)

Coordinating teacher: SOBRINO FERNANDEZ, CELIA

Department assigned to the subject: Thermal and Fluids Engineering Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Thermodynamics Heat transfer
After finalizing successfully this course the students will be able to : - Understand the key aspects and concepts of HVAC systems employing vapor-compression systems and freezing chambers. - Apply their knowledge to calculate thermal loads problems vapor-compression systems for buildings using established methods; - Apply their knowledge to develop designs to meet defined and specified requirements according to the technical building code, HVAC systems requirements and freezing chambers requirements. - Select and use appropriate equipment, tools and methods in the field of HVAC systems and freezing chambers. - Evaluate the environmental impact of HVAC systems in the building sector.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Thermal loads. Freezing chambers. Regulations. Technical building Code. Regulation of thermal installations of buildings. Energy and buildings. Energy demand and energy consumption. Energy certification of buildings. 2 Vapor-compression. Vapor-compression cycle. Cascade and multistage vapor-compression systems. Heat pumps. Refrigeration. Components of a vapor-compression system. 3. HVAC systems. Types of HVAC systems. Psychrometrics . Air systems analysis. 4. Refrigerants. Environmental impact.
Learning activities and methodology
The learning methodology includes: - Lectures covering the main topics of the course. In order to facilitate the learning process, the student will receive support material and information to let them focus on the relevant topics. - Resolution of problems at class with the student´s participation, to consolidate their newly acquired knowledge. - Exercises done by the student to self-assess their knowledge and acquire the necessary skills. - Computer and lab sessions: problem resolution and preparation of reports. - Calculation of thermal loads - Vapor-compression system
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Frank P IncroperaT, David P. Witt, Theodore L. Bergman, Adrienne S Lavine . Principles of heat and mass transfer. Wiley. 2013
  • Jose Manuel Pinazo Ojer. Manual de climatización. Tomo II. Cargas Térmicas. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. 1995
  • Michael J. Moran, Howard N.Shapiro. Fundamentals of Engineering Thrmodynamics. John Wiley&Sons,InC. 2004
  • T. A. Reddy, J. F. Kreider, P.S. Curtis, A. Rabl. Heating and cooling of buildings. CRC Press. 2017
  • W.F. Stoecker, J.W. Jones. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. McGraw-Hill. 1982
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Atecyr. Fundamentos de climatización. Atecyr. 2019
  • Carrier. Manual de aire acondicionado. Marcombo. 2017
  • G. H. Hundy, A. R. Trott, T. C. Welch. Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning. Elsevier. 2008
  • W.F. Stoecker. Industrial refrigeration handbook. McGraw-Hill. 1998
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
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The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.