This course will lead to an understanding of refrigeration and air-conditioning products, the components within these products, familiarity with selection parameters for the components and an appreciation of environmental impact of design choices. The course includes a case study to illustrate the process of design leading to a successful product in market.INTENDED AUDIENCE : Students pursuing BE/ME/Ph.D. in Mechanical Engg. and Design Engineers working in Industries.PREREQUISITES : Applied Thermodynamics and Basic Heat and Mass Transfer.INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industries such as Carrier, Trane, LG, Samsung, Voltas, Blue star, Emerson, Danfoss etc.
Week 1 : Introduction to the design process in general and for Ref. & AC in particular. Applied Thermodynamics as a design tool. Refrigerants and their properties, energy efficiency and environmental considerations, Practical aspects
Week 2 : Ref. system Components & their types :- compressors, condensers, evaporators, expansion devices. Working principle of the components and unique features
Week 3 : Selection of components for an intended design. Balancing the diversity of design objectives and optimization. Appreciation of the diverting in operating parameters in real applications and incorporation of controls and safety Components
Week 4 : Product design - New product launch – Performance testing, reliability, safety, Case studies etc