Presenter Information

Kyle QuanFollow

Major

Environmental Engineering

Anticipated Graduation Year

2021

Access Type

Open Access

Abstract

Forced air convection systems for heating and cooling buildings is outdated. Technological innovations have allowed for more efficient and less disruptive methods of providing occupant comfort in the built environment. Instead of using convective heat transfer to change building temperatures, radiant heat transfer systems have been developed which demand less energy, promote thermal comfort for occupants, and are compatible with smart systems that adapt to patterns in occupant usage to optimize heating and cooling. A numerical model of these ingenious systems will be developed to convey the advantages of a radiant heating and cooling system over a convective one.

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Dr. Gajan Sivandran, Clinical Assistant Professor, Engineering Department

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Modelling Sustainable Building Heating and Cooling Systems Using Radiant Transfer Compared to Forced Air Convection Systems

Forced air convection systems for heating and cooling buildings is outdated. Technological innovations have allowed for more efficient and less disruptive methods of providing occupant comfort in the built environment. Instead of using convective heat transfer to change building temperatures, radiant heat transfer systems have been developed which demand less energy, promote thermal comfort for occupants, and are compatible with smart systems that adapt to patterns in occupant usage to optimize heating and cooling. A numerical model of these ingenious systems will be developed to convey the advantages of a radiant heating and cooling system over a convective one.