Earth Cooling Tubes

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2009-03-16T20:28:50Z

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Vermeer, Alexander
Rosenthal, Angelique
Carlsson, Elizabeth
Bourgon, Malo

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The CAMTAC Linamar plant consumes large amounts of energy at a great expense. With the goal of reducing their energycosts, a design of an earth cooling tube system was proposed to cool the southern climate- controlled room. The system functions by passing ambient air through underground tubes and cooling it before passing it into the building. Final results of the analysis have shown that this would not be an e ective method of supplementing the existing cooling system of the plant.

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Created in fulfillment of the course requirements for ENGG*3100 Engineering and Design III. This course combines the knowledge gained in the advanced engineering and basic science courses with the design skills taught in ENGG*1100 and ENGG*2100 in solving open-ended problems. These problems are related to the student's major. Additional design tools are presented, including model simulation, sensitivity analysis, linear programming, knowledge-based systems and computer programming. Complementing these tools are discussions on writing and public speaking techniques, codes, safety issues, environmental assessment and professional management. These topics are taught with the consideration of available resources and cost.

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drain condensation, heath exchanger, earth cooling tubes

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