Energy Systems Laboratory

Theses & Dissertations 2011 – 2015

2015

  • Edwin Pete, “Development and Testing of a Prototype Pilot Expansion Valve for Vapor Compression Systems,” M. S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jan 2015 ESL-TH-15-01-01
  • Georgina David, “A Study of Remote, Cold Regions Habitations and Design Recommendations for New Dormitory Buildings in McMurdo Station, Antarctica,” May 2015 ESL-TH-15-05-01
  • Kim Gao, “Experimental Evaluation of Silicon Expansion Valves for Refrigeration Systems,” M. S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2015 ESL-TH-15-05-02
  • Trevor Terrill, “A Long-Term Building Energy Study of Energy Usage and Thermal Comfort in Religious Facilities,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2015 ESL-TH-15-05-03
  • Trevor Terrill, “Analysis of a Long-Term Building Energy Study to Evaluate Energy Usage and Thermal Comfort in Religious Facilities” ESL-TH-15-05-04

2014

  • Sung Lok Do, “Development and Application of a Ground-Coupled Heat Pump Simulation Model for Residential Code-Compliant Simulation in Texas,” Department of Architecture, May 2014 ESL-TH-14-04-01
  • Charles Kaneb, “Coil Condensation Detection for Humidity Control,” Master Thesis, Mechanical Engineering Departmet, May 2014 ESL-TH-14-05-01
  • Amy Kim, “A Comparative Analysis of Predicting Energy Savings From Energy Service Projects,” Department of Civil Engineering, May 2014 ESL-TH-14-05-02
  • Shuangshuang Liang, “Dynamic Modeling and Wavelet-Based Multi-Parametric Tuning and Validation for HVAC Systems” M. S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aug 2014 ESL-TH-14-08-01
  • Hongyun Zhou, “High-Rise Residential Building Energy Analysis in Shanghai, China” M. S., Department of Architecture, Aug 2014 ESL-TH-14-08-02
  • Jose Luis Bermudez Alcocer, “An Analysis of a Low-Energy, Low-Water Use Community in Mexico City,” Department of Architecture, Aug 2014 ESL-TH-14-08-03
  • Kee Han Kim, “Development of an Improved Methodology for Analyzing Existing Single-Family Residential Energy Use,” Department of Architecture, Aug 2014 ESL-TH-14-08-04
  • Priyam Parikh, “Development of an Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostic Tool for Unitary HVAC Systems at Industrial Energy Audits” M. S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dec 2014 ESL-TH-14-12-01
  • Jong-hyo Choi, “Analysis of the Impact if Using Improved Multi-layer Window Models for Code-Compliant Residential Building Energy Simulation in Texas,” M. S., Department of Architecture, Dec 2014 ESL-TH-14-12-02
  • Franco Morelli, “Electrical Demand and Analysis Software Tool Suite and Automatic Report Generation for Energy Audits,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dec 2014 ESL-TH-14-12-03

2013

  • Jaya Mukhopadhyay, “An Analysis of Energy Consumption in Grocery Stores in a Hot and Humid Climate” Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Architecture, May 2013
    ESL-TH-13-05-01
  • Ying Yang, “A Study of Predicted Energy Savings and Sensitivity Analysis” Master Thesis, Department of Architecture, Jul 2013 ESL-TH-13-07-01
  • Sukjoon Oh, “Origins of Analysis Methods in Energy Simulation Programs used for High Performance Commercial Buildings” Master Thesis, Department of Architecture, Aug 2013
    ESL-TH-13-08-01
  • Matthew Stuart Elliott, “Distributed Control of HVAC&R Networks” M. S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aug 2013 ESL-TH-13-08-02
  • David Cantrill, “Static Pressure Loss in 12″, 14″, and 16″ Non-metallic Flexible Duct”, Master Thesis, Mechanical Engineering Department, Aug 2013 ESL-TH-13-08-03
  • Manish Dixit, “Embodied Energy Calculation: Method and Guidelines for a Building and its Constituent Materials”, Doctoral Dissertation, Architecture Deaprtment, Oct 2013 ESL-TH-13-10-01

2012

  • Kevin Weaver, “Determining Pressure Losses for Airflow in Residential Ductwork”, Master Thesis, Mechanical Engineering Department, Feb 2012 ESL-TH-12-02-01
  • Clinton Davis, “A Quasi-Dynamic HVAC and Building Simulation Methodology”, Master Thesis, Electrical engineering, Jul 2012 ESL-TH-12-07-01
  • Avinash Rani, “Control and Optimization of Vapor Compression Cycles Using Recursive Least Squares Estimation”, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aug 2012 ESL-TH-12-08-01
  • John Bynum, “Thermodynamic Modeling of a Membrane Dehumidification System”, Doctorial Dissertation, Mechanical Engineering Department, Nov 2012 ESL-TH-12-11-01
  • Ian Nelson, “The Effect of Thermal Load Configurations on Passive Chilled Beam Performance”, Doctoral Dissertation, Mechanical Engineering, Nov 2012 ESL-TH-12-11-02
  • Hyojin Kim, “Methodology for Rating a Building’s Overall Performance based on the ASHRAE/SIBSE/USGBC Performance Measurement Protocols for Commercial Buildings” Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Architecture, Dec 2012 ESL-TH-12-12-01
  • Ankush Gupta, “Dynamic Modeling and Cascaded Control For a Multi-Evaporator Supermarket Refrigeration System”, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dec 2012 ESL-TH-12-12-02
  • Guanjing Lin, “Development of New Whole Building Fault Detection and Diagnosis Techniques for Commissioning Persistence”, Doctoral Dissertation, Mechanical Engineering, Dec 2012
    ESL-TH-12-12-03

2011

  • Mitchell Bible, “Modeling Building Energy Use and HVAC Efficiency Improvements in Extreme Hot and Humid Regions” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aug 2011 ESL-TH-11-08-01
  • Balakrishna Ayyagari, “Simulation and Validation of Vapor Compressor System Faults and Start-Up/Shut-Down Transients”, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aug 2011 ESL-TH-11-08-02
  • Alex Karl Janecke, “A Comparison of Fault Detection Methods For a Transcritical Refrigeration System”, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aug 2011 ESL-TH-11-08-03
  • Swarooph Nirmal Seshadri, “Optimization of Air Conditioning Cycling”, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aug 2011 ESL-TH-11-08-04
  • Aditya Arun Kulkarni, “Impact of Continuous Commissioning® on the Energy Star® Rating of Hospitals and Office Buildings” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dec 2011 ESL-TH-11-12-01
  • Steven Rivera, “Thermodynamic Modeling of HVAC Plant Cooling Equipment for Quantification of Energy Savings Through Continuous Commissioning Measures” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dec 2011 ESL-TH-11-12-02
  • Liang Ma, “Methodology to Analyze the Sensitivity of Building Energy Consumption to HVAC System Sensor Error” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dec 2011
    ESL-TH-11-12-03
  • Mir Muddassir Ali, “Optimized Control Of Steam Heating Coils” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dec 2011 ESL-TH-11-12-04