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Sara Deer, Conor Mathews, Melissa Bentley and Jazmin Black, ENT 422: Machine Design II
Faculty Mentors: Professor Jikai Du, Engineering Technology and Professor Raymond Johnson, Engineering Technology

ASHRAE, The American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers, proposes a yearly opportunity for colleges internationally to compete to design a Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system on an assigned structure in a remote location. The 2020 Design Calculations project involves calculating the heating and cooling loads on a three-floor, rare archives facility located in Mumbai, India. In addition to rare documents and books, the facility will store and preserve manuscripts, photos, as well as audio recordings, in the facility. ASHRAE codes and standards are provided along with the Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR) for the assigned structure, and must be closely followed to remain in compliance with the Competition. In addition to necessary load calculations, an Hourly Analysis Program (HAP) is utilized to calculate the ventilation, heating, and cooling loads on the structure during specified times. Air quality, proper ventilation, and relative humidity are only a few of the considerations that greatly impact the necessary design calculations. A detailed report is required from each participating team, including completed calculations and HVAC system drawings for the entire assigned building. The top submissions will be recognized at the 2021 ASHRAE Winter Meeting, scheduled for January in Chicago.

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2020 ASHRAE Design Calculations Competition
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