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Daniel Alexander

Daniel Alexander

Hometown: Salt Lake City

Program: MS

Research Interests: Urban land surface modeling. Decay of Turbulent Kinetic Energy during the transition from the daytime convective boundary layer to the nocturnal boundary layer.

Publications:
Comparison of indoor/outdoor carbon content and time resolved PM concentrations for gas and biomass cooking fuels in Nodales, Sonora, Mexico, Heather A. Holmes, Eric R. Pardyjak, Scott O. Speckart, Daniel Alexander

Contact: dca10@utah.edu

ME 5810/6810 - Thermal Systems Design

Fall 2008

Class Information

Instructor: Eric Pardyjak
Office: Room 171 KEN
Phone: 585-6414
email: pardyjak@eng.utah.edu

Class Syllabus

Class Text: Design of Fluid Thermal Systems, 2nd Edition, W.S. Janna, PWS
Other Useful Texts:
Design of Thermal Systems, 3rd Ed, W.F. Stoecker, McGraw Hill
Analysis and Design of Energy Systems, 2nd Ed, B.K. Hodge, Prentice Hall
Final Exam: None; Final project only

Announcements

<9/25/2008> Homework 4 and Design Project 1 have been posted.
If you do not have the Janna textbook, you will need the following properties for problem 13:
viscosity of propylene glycol = 88x10^-5 lbf-s/f^2
SG propylene glycol = 0.968
density of water = 62.4 lblm/ft^2 (sea level).

Homework Solutions

Homework 5: 4.19d x = 1.45 m, 4.52 , 5.16: Visualize this problem using Figure 5.6a, use 1m of water head for a factor of safety (see page 260) NPSHa = 1.258m , z_s < 3.54m 5.17 17.3 HP delivered to the liquid
Homework 3: (49) Dh = 0.649 m, (52) Q= 0.076 ft^3/s or 0.113 ft^3/s, (61) for T = 100 C, Q = 0.0264 m^3/s, (62) epsilon ~ 0.0009 ft, (63) K~0.9

EES Examples

Piping Network Example: Two Loop example
Energy Equation: Janna Example 2.4
Pipe Flow Example: Janna 3.17
Optimum Economic Diameter Example: Janna Example 4.2
Critical Insulation Radius Example: Janna Example 6.5
Double Pipe Heat Exchanger Example: Janna Example 7.4
Solar Radiation Example: Solar Example

Class Calendar

Week Class Date Day Topic Reading Due Homework Due Handouts
1 1 08/26 T Introduction to Thermal Systems Design None None Syllabus
1 2 08/28 Th Fluid Mechanics Introduction Janna Ch.1, Ch.2 None Design Handout
2 3 09/02 T Fluid Mechanics Review Ch.2 None
2 4 09/04 Th Introduction to Piping Systems Ch. 3 Homework 1
3 5 09/09 T Piping Systems Lecture 2 Ch. 3
3 6 09/11 Th Economics Review Stoecker Handout Homework 2: 31, 33, 39, 40, 47 (me 6810 see handout)
4 7 09/16 T Optimum Economic Diameter Ch.4
4 8 09/18 Th Parallel Piping Systems 1
5 9 09/23 T Parallel Piping Systems 2 Ch. 4 Homework 3: 49, 52, 61, 62, 63 (6810 student do 37-39). see EES example from class
5 10 09/25 Th Flow Rate Measurement Ch 4.7
6 11 09/30 T Pumps and Piping Systems Ch. 5
6 12 10/02 Th NPSH and Dimensional Analysis Hodge Pipe Nework Handout Homework 4
7 13 10/07 T Pumps in Series and Parallel Pump Handout
7 14 10/09 Th Pardyjak in DC
7 10/10 Th Pardyjak in DC Design Project 1
8 10/14 T Fall Break No Classes
8 10/16 Th Fall Break No Classes
9 15 10/21 T Intro to Heat Transfer Fundamentals Ch. 6
9 16 10/23 Th Introduction to Heat Exchangers (LMTD) Ch. 7 EES Critical Radius Example
10 17 10/28 T Double Pipe Heat Exchangers Ch. 7 Homework 5: 4.19,4.52,5.16,5.17
10 18 10/30 Th Effectiveness-NTU EES Double Pipe HX example
11 19 11/04 T Orifice Flow meter in Class Lab
11 20 11/06 Th Intro to Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers Ch.8
12 21 11/11 T Visiting Lecture from Tim Dugan of Compression Engineering Corp.
12 22 11/13 Th Final Design Project Team Meetings
13 23 11/18 T Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers Ch. 8 Design Project 2
13 24 11/20 Th Plate and Frame Heat Exchangers Ch 9.1-9.2
14 25 11/25 T Cross Flow Heat Exchangers Ch. 9
14 11/27 Th Thanksgiving Holiday No Classes
15 26 12/02 T Review of Radiation Heat Transfer McQuiston Handout
15 27 12/04 Th Introduction to Solar Radiation McQuisition Handout EES Solar Radiation Handout
16 28 12/09 T Heat Gain Through Fenestrations Homework 6: Ch 7: 29, Ch. 8: 3, 13
16 29 12/11 Th Solar Flat-Plate Heat Exchangers Duffie and Beckman Handout
17 12/17 Wed Final Design Project Reports Due Final Design Project