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Richard D. Watson, Kirby S. Chapman
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Design radiant heating and cooling systems with help from top expertsThe first and only professional guide of its kind, Radiant Heating and Cooling Handbook is packed with tools that make the work of HVAC systems designers, engineers, and technicians go more smoothly and easily. Relating heating and cooling theory to the principles of thermal comfort, this expert handbook by pros Richard Watson and Kirby Chapman provides all the help you need to select, design, size, and position the most popular and efficient systems for industrial, commercial, and residential applications. You get: *Case studies that clarify application and installation of every system type*Models for coupling radiant and forced air heating and cooling for the ultimate in comfortable, energy-saving interiors*Examples and sample calculations to solve real-world radiant heating and cooling problems in building, contracting, and engineering*Equations, strategies, and analyses to help you set parameters from sizing and cost to human comfortability
SECTION 1-Introduction to Radiant Systems Chapter 1-Examples of Radiant Systems The Natural Thermal Environment Application of Natural Principles Chapter 2-Advantages of Using Radiant Systems Occupant Thermal Comfort Radiant Characteristics and Applications Radiant Energy and Operating Cost Chapter 3-How to Use this Book Section and Chapter Overview SECTION 2-Fundamentals of Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics Chapter 1-The Energy Balance The Control Volume and Associated Thermodynamic Processes Putting It All Together-The Conservation Equations Chapter 2-Conduction and Convection Heat Tranfer Fourier's Law of Heat Conduction Newton's Law of Cooling Chapter 3-Radiation Heat Transfer Wavelengths, Microns, and the Electromagnetic Spectrum Emission and Radiation Laws Radiation Properties Calculation Techniques The Radiative Transfer Equation Solution Techniques for the RTE References Chapter 4-Multimodal Heat Tranfer Solution Techniques Chapter 5-Psychmetrics and Mixtures Gas Mixtures Psychometrics and Humid Air Chapter 6-Fluid Mechanics Bernoulli's Equation Pipe Flow Calculations SECTION 3-Thermal Comfort Chapter 1-What is Thermal Comfort? Occupant Perception Effects of Thermal Distribution Systems Chapter 2-Thermal Comfort Model Rohles-Nevin Studies The Fanger Model Gagge Model Improvements to the Gagge and Fanger Models Recent Thermal Comfort Tools Chapter 3-The Mean Radiant Temperature Definition Relationship to Thermal Comfort Measurement Techniques Calculation Chapter 4-The Operative Temperature Definition Relationship to Thermal Comfort Measurement Techniques Calculation References Nomenclature SECTION 4-Sizing and Load Estimation Chapter 1-ASHRAE Standard Methods Design Point Methods Multiple-Measure Sizing Methods Detailed Simulations Chapter 2-The Building Comfort Analysis Program Methodology Mathematical Models of Rectangular Enclosures Heated by Radiant Panels The BCAP Methodolgy Using the BCAP Methodology BCAP Methodology Example Calculation Conclusions Chapter 3-Weather Data SECTION 5-Radiant Heating Systems Chapter 1-Introduction to Radiant Panels Radiant Panel Basics Radiant Applications Basics of Radiant Design Radiant Design Programs Include Thermal Comfort Chapter 2-Electric Radiant Heating Panels Electric Radiant Panel Basics Electromagnetic Fields Radiant Panel Features and Applications Pre-insulated Radiant Heat Modules Framed Fase-Acting Radiant Panels Metal Encased Radiant Heat Panels Walk Flat Panel Cove, Recessed, Surface, and Baseboard Heaters Concealed Ceiling Cables, Wire, and Flexible Radiant Heat Panels Cable, Mat, and Insulated Wire Buried, Slab, or Floor Panels Chapter 3-High Temperature Heaters Types of High Temperature Radiant Heaters: Direct and Indirect Heat Transfer from Indirect Electric and Gas Radiant Heaters Heat Transfer from Direct Radiant Heaters Applications Ventilation Considerations Relative Humidity and the Absorption Coefficient Chapter 4-Hydronic Radiant Heating Systems Introduction to Radiant Hydronic Systems Component Features Installation Documentation Panel Characteristics Thermal Comfort Hydronic Energy Sources Hydronic Applications Overhead Hydronic Panels Hydronic Radiant Floor Panels Radiant Hydronic Wall Panels Alternate Energy Radiant Hydronic Heating Systems Chapter 5-Case Studies Introduction Research SECTION 6-Control of Radiant Heating Systems Chapter 1-Role of the Heat Output Interface with the Space Being Conditioned Interface with the Occupant Being Heated Chapter 2-Conventional Control Mechanical and Electronic Line-Voltage Thermostats Mechanical and Electronic Low-Voltage Thermostats Chapter 3-Comfort Sensor Mean Radiant Temperature Operative Temperature Chapter 4-Lead-Lag Thermal Charging/Discharging Control Outdoor Reset Fluid Flow and Temperature Control Chapter 5-Microprocesso Control Strategies Computer Programs Microprocessor Algorithms SECTION 7-Combination Radiant Heating and Cooling Systems Chapter 1-When to Use Hybrid Systems Definitions of Hybrid Systems Examples of Common Hybrid Systems Cases When Combination Systems are Preferred Retrofit Hybrid Options Radiant Heating and Cooling Chapter 2-Convective Systems with Radiant Panels Air and Geothermal Heat Pumps Warm Air Furnaces Radiant Heating and Cooling Chapter 3-Ventilation with Radiant Heating and Cooling Indoor Air Quality Controlling Infiltration Humidity Control Chapter 4-Example Calculations SECTION 8-Engineering Design Tools to Assist in Heater/Cooler Sizing Chapter 1-Computer-Aided Thermal Comfort Design Tools Chapter 2-Codes Presently Available Chapter 3-ABOVE Chapter 4-Design Parameters Surface Characteristics Infiltration Insulating Values Heater Cycling Window vs. Wall Surface Area Ratio Wall Surface Coatings Annotated Bibliography
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