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Planning and Design

This course will take place again in the winter term 2012/13. To participate in the course you should sign up for the winter semester on the ISIS platform and complete a short questionnaire.
We will provide the access key and as well as the link to the course from 24th of September 2012 here on this page.

Important Note:
The groups are assigned by us to ensure that credits and prior knowledge of the groups are distributed as evenly as possible.
Typically, the group assignment will be announced within the first two weeks of a semester.


Content:
Each semester Planning and Design of Technical Energy Plants deals with current questions concerning planning and design of energy-efficient building projects. Particularty it deals with the supply of closed building complexes with a demand for cooling, heating and electricity (Combined heat, power and cooling).

The course "Planning and Design of Technical Energy Plants" is presented in the first lecture of "Machine Science" each semester. There, details about the registration process will be also discussed.

The assignments are designed as projects and attended by project groups. The group size (3 - 5 students) depends on the task's complextity and the available credit points. At the end of the semester there will be a joint closing presentation for all groups.

Typical tasks have been for example:

1) Combined heat, power and cooling in offices
- Registration and estimation of building parameters
- Cooling and heating load computation
- Creating cooling and heating concepts for buildings with existing hydraulics
- Selection and economic or energetic evaluation of different supply concepts


2) Combined heat, power and cooling in computer data centers
- Discuss the problem
- Development and comparison of methods of resolution (central/decentral)
- Economic and energetic evaluation of methods and solutions


3) Waste heat utilization in computer data centers
- Potential analysis of waste heat
- Potential analysis of utilization of low temperature heat near server rooms
- Overwiew of prospect heat pump systems
- Economic and energetic evalution of methods of resolution


Due to workload and complexity of the tasks we recommend this course to students that have already successfully passed the lectures "Machine Science I & II" and ideally "Refrigeration Technology" or comparable courses.

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