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CAE 453 - Measurement and Instrumentation in Architectural Engineering

Course Title: 

Measurement and Instrumentation in Architectural Engineering

Course Description: 

Hands-on experience with energy and indoor air quality measurements in buildings including experimental design, data analysis, and experimental statistics. Measurements and techniques covered include: thermal performance (e.g., thermal conductivity and resistance, heat flux, and temperature); fluid flows and HVAC characteristics (e.g., velocity, pressure, and airflow); energy performance (e.g., current, voltage, and power draw); whole building diagnostics (e.g., blower door and duct blaster); and indoor air quality (e.g., tracer gas techniques for air exchange, particle measurements, and gas measurements). Course combines lectures and field measurements in buildings on campus.

Credit: 

(3-0-3)

Prerequisite: 

[(CAE 331 with min. grade of D)]

Corequisite: 

None