Project Examples

Heat Recovery for Building HVAC System

Course: 22.441 - Thermo Application
Semester: Spring 2007
Instructor: Majid Charmchi
Partner: City of Lowell, Division of Planning and Development

Brief Description:

Students investigated and analyzed heat exchanger options for the John F. Kennedy Civic Center building for the City of Lowell. Students produced a final research and design (R/D) report for the city. Students expressed satisfaction in the realization that their work contributed to more than just a course grade. The professor and students also enjoyed the interaction with the local community municipality.

Full Description:

Students investigated and analyzed heat exchanger options for the John F. Kennedy Civic Center building for the City of Lowell. Students produced a final research and design (R/D) report for the city. Students expressed satisfaction in the realization that their work contributed to more than just a course grade. The professor and students also enjoyed the interaction with the local community municipality.

Learning objectives met by the S-L project were for students to:

  • Experience the process of a research and design project
  • Design Heat Exchangers
  • Interact with the city staff in a professional manner

Community objectives met by the S-L project:

  • Community received Heat Exchange Design Report