CAE 453/553 Measurements and Instrumentation in Architectural Engineering (Fall 2018)
CAE 453/553 Measurements and Instrumentation in Architectural Engineering is a hands-on class designed to provide students with experience with energy and indoor environmental quality measurements in buildings including experimental design, data analysis, and experimental statistics. Measurements and techniques covered include: thermal performance (e.g., temperature, humidity, and heat flux); fluid flows and HVAC characteristics (e.g., velocity, pressure, and airflow rates); energy performance (e.g., current, voltage, and power draw); whole building diagnostics (e.g., envelope airtightness, ventilation performance, and duct leakage testing); and indoor air quality (e.g., tracer gas techniques, particle measurements, and gas measurements). Course combines lectures and field measurements in buildings on campus.
Note: this course was originally co-taught with Mohammad Heidarinejad in Spring 2018.