Selection of components in fluid- and energy-processing systems to meet system performance requirements; computer-aided design; system simulation; optimization techniques; and investment economics and statistical combinations of operating conditions. Prerequisite: credit or concurrent registration in ME 320. 3 undergraduate hours or 3 or 4 graduate hours.
1. Methodology of design
2. Component modeling: statistical and mechanistic
3. Simulation methodology: heat exchangers, refrigeration systems, air conditioning systems
4. Steady state system simulation: systems of nonlinear equations, iterative procedures
5. Dynamic system simulation: numerical integration, parameter estimation
7. Optimization: Lagrange multipliers, search techniques, linear programming
8. Economic considerations: objective function development
ME: MechSE or technical elective.
EM: Possible secondary field, with approval.