Energy Systems Laboratory

Theses & Dissertations 2006 – 2010

2010

  • Kevin Christman, “Methods for Rapid Estimation of Motor Input Power in HVAC Assessments,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2010 ESL-TH-10-05-01
  • Cory Toole, “The Persistence of Retro-Commissioning Savings in Ten University Buildings” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2010 ESL-TH-10-05-02
  • Jeffrey Brandon Dooley, “Determination and Characterization of Ice Propagation Mechanisms on Surfaces Undergoing Dropwise Condensation,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2010 ESL-TH-10-05-03
  • Matthew Butler, “Design of a Plasma Abatement System for Perfluoronated Compounds,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2010 ESL-TH-10-05-04
  • Natarajkumar Hariharan, “Parameter Estimation of Dynamic Air-Conditioning Component Models Using Limited Sensor Data,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2010 ESL-TH-10-05-05
  • Young Joon Chang, “Gain Scheduled control Using the Dual Youla Parameterization,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2010 ESL-TH-10-05-06
  • Jingjing Liu, “Improvements and Applications of the Methodology for Potential Energy Savings Estimation from Retro-Commissioning/Retrofit Measures” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aug 2010 ESL-TH-10-08-01
  • Peng Yin, “Modeling of ECM Controlled Series Fan-Powered VAV Terminal Units” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dec 2010 ESL-TH-10-08-02
  • Oleksandr Tanskyi, “Analysis of Innovative HVAC System Technologies and Their Application for Office Buildings in Hot and Humid Climates” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dec 2010 ESL-TH-10-12-01
  • Kavita Gangisetti, “Prediction of Room Air Diffusion for Reduced Diffuser Flow Rates” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dec 2010 ESL-TH-10-12-02
  • Ahmet Urgursal, “Thermal Comfort Under Transient Metabolic and Dynamic Localized Airflow Conditions Combined with Neutral and Warm Ambient Temperatures” Ph.D., Department of Architecture, Dec 2010 ESL-TH-10-12-03

2009

  • Sultana Farzana, “Sustainable Water Supply: Rainwwater Harvesting for Multi-storied Residential Apartments in Dhaka, Bangladesh”, Master Thesis, Construction Science Department, May 2009 ESL-TH-09-05-01
  • Soolyeon Cho, “Methodology to Develop and Test an Easy-to-use Procedure for the Preliminary Selection of High-performance Systems for Office Buildings in Hot and Humid Climates” Ph.D., Department of Architecture, Aug 2009 ESL-TH-09-08-05
  • Piljae Im, “Methodology for the Preliminary Design of High Performance Schools in Hot and Humid Climates” Ph.D., Department of Architecture, Dec 2009 ESL-TH-09-12-01
  • Mini Malhotra, “An Analysis of Off-grid, Off-pipe Housing in Six U.S. Climates” Ph.D., Department of Architecture, Dec 2009 ESL-TH-09-12-02
  • John Kimla, “Optimized Fan Control in Variable Air Volume HVAC Systems Using Static Pressure Resets: Strategy Selection And Savings Analysis,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dec 2009 ESL-TH-09-12-03
  • Jacob Edmondson, “Modeling of Electronically Commutated Motor Controlled Fan-powered Terminal Units,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dec 2009 ESL-TH-09-12-05
  • Tapajyoti Sen, “Electrical and Production Load Factors,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dec 2006 ESL-TH-09-12-06

2008

  • Eduardo Ramirez, “Engineering Design, Construction, Operation and Analysis of the 2007 Texas A&M University Solar Decathlon House” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2008 ESL-TR-08-05-01
  • Andrew Cramlet, “Performance of ECM Controlled VAV Fan Powered Terminal Units,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aug 2008 ESL-TH-08-08-01
  • Matthew Stuart Elliott, “Decentralized Model Predictive Control of a Multiple Evaporator HVAC System,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aug 2008 ESL-TH-08-08-02
  • Wenshu Fan, “Optimization of Supply Air Temperature Reset Schedule for Single Duct VAV Systems,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dec 2008 ESL-TH-08-12-01
  • Dave Hicks, “Development of a Pre-screening methodology to Aid in Determining Potential Energy Savings in Commercial Buildings,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dec 2008 ESL-TH-08-12-02

2007

  • Justin Dale MlCak, “Simulation of Three –Dimensional Laminar Flow and Heat Transfer in an Array of Parallel Micro-channels” M. S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2007
    ESL-TH-07-05-01
  • David Kowalczyk, “The Applicability of Continuous Commissioning® to the Coast Guard: A Pilot Project at USCG SFO Galveston” M. S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2007 (ESL-TH-07-05-02)
  • Frank Painter, “Whole Building Commercial HVAC Systems Simulation for Use in Energy Consumption Fault Detection” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2007 ESL-TH-07-05-03
  • Sopa Visitsak, “An Evaluation of the Bioclimatic Chart for Choosing Design Strategies for a Thermostatically-controlled Residence in Selected Climates” Ph.D., Department of Architecture, Dec 2007 ESL-TH-07-08-01
  • Kenneth P. “Ken” Engan, “A Comparison of Commissioning Savings Determination Methodologies and the Persistence of Commissioning Savings in Three Buildings,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aug 2007 ESL-TH-07-08-02
  • Xiangyang “Gary” Gong, “Investigation of a Radiantly Heated and Cooled Office with an Integrated Desiccant Ventilation Unit,” Ph.D., Dept of Mechanical Engineering, Aug 2007 ESL-TH-07-08-03
  • Jonathan M. Curtin, “Development and Testing of an Automated Building Commissioning Analysis Tool (ABCAT),” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aug 2007 ESL-TH-07-08-04
  • Christopher Ernest McDonald, “Framework for a Visual Energy Use System,” M.S., Department of Architecture, Aug 2007 ESL-TH-07-08-06
  • Muhammad Ijaz, “Implicit Runge-Kutta Methods to Simulate Unsteady Incompressible Flows” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dec 2007 ESL-TH-07-12-01
  • Min Seok Ko, “Numerical Simulation of Three-Dimensional Combined Convective Radiative Heat Transfer in Rectangular Channels,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dec 2007 ESL-TH-07-12-02
  • Kathryn “Katie” Clingenpeel, “Evaluation of Selected Energy Options for a Sustainable Campus in Texas,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dec 2007 ESL-TH-07-12-03
  • Andrew Hanegan, “Industrial Energy Use Indices,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dec 2002 ESL-TH-07-12-06
  • Abhishek Gupta, “Reduced Order Modeling of Heat Exchangers Using High Order Finite Control Volume Models” M. S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dec 2007 ESL-TH-07-12-07

2006

  • Chen Xu, “Hydraulic Modeling of Large District Cooling Systems For Master Planning,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2006 ESL-TH-06-05-01
  • James C. “Jim” Furr, “Development of Models for Series and Parallel Variable Air Volume Terminal Units,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2006 ESL-TH-06-05-02
  • Suwon Song, “Development of New Methodologies for Evaluating the Energy Performance of New Commercial Buildings,” Ph.D., Department of Architecture, Aug 2006 ESL-TH-06-08-01
  • Seongchan Kim, “An Analysis of International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)-Compliant Single-Family Residential Energy Use,” Ph.D., Department of Architecture, Aug 2006 ESL-TH-06-08-02
  • Amr Bagneid, “The Creation of a Courtyard Microclimate Thermal Model for the Analysis of Courtyard Houses,” Ph.D., Department of Architecture, Aug 2006 ESL-TH-06-08-03
  • Juan-Carlos Baltazar-Cervantes, “Development of an Automated Methodology for Calibration of Simplified Air-Side HVAC System Models and Estimation of Potential Savings from Retrofit/Commissioning Measures” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dec 2006 ESL-TH-06-12-01