AREN 4309. THERMODYNAMICS FOR ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERS. 3 Hours.
Basic concepts and definitions of thermodynamics, entropy, and introduction to first law of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics, and introduction to conductive, convective, and radiative transfer. Application of thermodynamics to building heating, cooling and ventilation (HVAC) systems; use of modern techniques for design and specifications of selected thermal and mechanical systems for buildings. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MATH 2425 (or HONR-SC 2425), PHYS 1444, and CHEM 1465 (or concurrent enrollment) or CHEM 1441 and CHEM 1442 (or concurrent enrollment).