COURSE:  WENG 561 Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Analysis and Design

OBJECTIVE:  To provide mechanical engineers with the tools and best practices applicable to HVAC system analysis and design.

DESCRIPTION:  WENG 561 is an advanced level course intended to build upon HVAC fundamentals to give mechanical engineers the ability to perform HVAC system analysis and design. This course will cover: facility load analysis, heating systems, cooling systems, psychrometrics, indoor air quality, pumps and piping design, fans, air distribution and duct design, ASHRAE Standards, and system optimization for energy conservation.

PRIMARY AUDIENCE:  Mechanical engineers responsible for the analysis, design, procurement, and operation of HVAC systems.

SECONDARY AUDIENCE:  Other Engineers, technicians, engineering project managers, or energy managers.

GRADE:   Officers: O1-O6; Enlisted: E7-E9; Civilians: GS7-GS14

PREREQUISITES:  Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering or equivalent experience with facility HVAC systems. For secondary audiences, completion of WENG 460 and a solid understanding of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics is required for completion of homework assignments and exams. Successful completion of the distant learning component is required to attend the 5 day in-resident course.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Individuals interested in attending the in-residence course must successfully complete the distant learning portion. Uniform requirements: Military members will wear the ABU/BDU. Civilian members will wear business casual. Civilians will also need to bring clothing appropriate for working on HVAC systems and other field trips to mechanical rooms and vaults. Equipment requirements: For the resident portion: All students must bring a scientific calculator, HVAC textbook, Ductilator and System Syzer. Special Notes: Supplemental information, including instructions for processing orders, will be provided to the student via email.

DELIVERY METHOD:  This hybrid-style course is DVD/web-based followed by an in-residence workshop. The DVD/Web-based component combines self-paced video/reading lessons with personal interaction between students and the course director. Students should plan on 15-20 hours each week for course work. The follow-on in-residence portion of the course will be required for students who successfully complete the DVD/web-based component. Here, students will apply concepts covered from the DVDs and textbook, tour various mechanical facilities, and learn computer based load estimating.

COURSE CREDIT:  8.5 CEUs in compliance with IACET standards

COURSE LENGTH:  The DVD/web-based component of the course is 8 weeks, the resident portion is 5 days.

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HOW TO APPLY:  Select a date from the list below by clicking the button. (Note: Some courses are offered only once annually). Then click the Apply button.

CURRENT OFFERINGS/METHOD: 
23-Feb-2015 to 27-Feb-2015 / WPAFB Resident (Registration closes 09-Feb-2015)



     

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