Air Conditioning: A practical introduction, third edition, is a text bool for undergraduate courses in Building Services and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, BTEC Continuing Education Diploma, Higher National Diploma and Certificate courses in Building Services Engineering, and is also very useful for National Certificate and Diploma programs.
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning are studied in undergraduate courses in architecture, building science, engineering, construction management and building surveying, CED, HND and HNC courses and are part of all courses related to the design, construction and use of buildings.
The design of HVAC systems requires considerable computational work, which is now done primarily with dedicated computer software. However, engineering principles must first be fully understood and basic formulas and calculation methods must be understood. The reader is encouraged to make active use of these data through real-world examples, extensive exercises, and design problems.
About the Book
New chapters on peak summertime air temperature in buildings without cooling systems, air duct acoustic calculations and air conditioning system cost enhance the usefulness to design engineers.
Case studies are created from real life data, including PROBE post-occupancy reports, relating all of the theoretical explanations to current practice. Trends and recent applications in lowering energy use by air conditioning are also addressed, keeping the reader informed of the latest sustainable air conditioning technologies.
Over 75 multiple choice questions will help the reader check on their progress. Covering both tropical and temperate climates, this is the ideal book for those learning about the basic principles of air conditioning, seeking to understand the latest technological developments, or maintaining a successful HVAC practice anywhere in the world.