Thermal System Design Laboratory
The newly designed Thermal System Design Laboratory opens its doors this fall in Room 111 in the Engineering Building. The objectives of the Thermal Systems Design Laboratory are to not only substantially increase the preparedness of our student pursuing jobs in the heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) industry, but also to create a synergy between students and local business, further cementing the interconnection of engineering education and industry.
Hands-on experiments are designed to deepen student understanding of fundamental principles, energy efficiency and sustainability, and provide practical experience operating HVAC&R equipment and instrumentation.
The following laboratory equipment were designed and built by our own undergraduate students and funded by the local industry through funding, equipment, and labor time donations, and the ASHRAE's Senior Undergraduate Project Grant:
Furthermore, a variety of laboratory equipment is available to the students thanks to donations from the local industry:
For more information on HVAC&R contact Professor Steffen Peuker.