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    2013
  • Sukjoon Oh, "Origins of Analysis Methods in Energy Simulation Programs used for High Performance Commercial Buildings" Master Thesis, Department of Architecture, August 2013. (ESL-TH-13-08-01)
  • 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)
  • 2012
  • Hyojin Kim, "Methodology for Rating a Building’s Overall Performance based on the ASHRAE/SIBSE/USGBC Performance Measurement Protocals for Commercial Buildings" Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Architecture, December 2012. (ESL-TH-12-12-01)
  • 2011
  • Mir Muddassir Ali, “Optimized Control Of Steam Heating Coils” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 2011. (ESL-TH-11-12-04)
  • Liang Ma, “Methodology to Analyze the Sensitivity of Building Energy Consumption to HVAC System Sensor Error” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 2011. (ESL-TH-11-12-03)
  • Steven Rivera, “Thermodynamic Modeling of HVAC Plant Cooling Equipment for Quantification of Energy Savings Through Continuous Commissioning Measures” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 2011. (ESL-TH-11-12-02)
  • Aditya Arun Kulkarni, “Impact of Continuous Commissioning® on the Energy Star® Rating of Hospitals and Office Buildings” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 2011. (ESL-TH-11-12-01)
  • Mitchell Bible, “Modeling Building Energy Use and HVAC Efficiency Improvements in Extreme Hot and Humid Regions” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 2011. (ESL-TH-11-08-01)
  • 2010
  • Ahmet Urgursal, “Thermal Comfort Under Transient Metabolic and Dynamic Localized Airflow Conditions Combined with Neutral and Warm Ambient Temperatures” Ph.D., Department of Architecture, December 2010. (ESL-TH-10-12-03)
  • Kavita Gangisetti, “Prediction of Room Air Diffusion for Reduced Diffuser Flow Rates” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 2010. (ESL-TH-10-12-02)
  • 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, December 2010. (ESL-TH-10-12-01)
  • Peng Yin , “Modeling of ECM Controlled Series Fan-Powered VAV Terminal Units” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 2010. (ESL-TH-10-08-02)
  • Jingjing Liu, “Improvements and Applications of the Methodology for Potential Energy Savings Estimation from Retro-Commissioning/Retrofit Measures” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 2010. (ESL-TH-10-08-01)
  • Young Joon Chang, “Gain Scheduled control Using the Dual Youla Parameterization,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2010. (ESL-TH-10-05-06)
  • 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)
  • Matthew Butler, “Design of a Plasma Abatement System for Perfluoronated Compounds,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2010. (ESL-TH-10-05-04)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 2009
  • Tapajyoti Sen, “Electrical and Production Load Factors,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December . (ESL-TH-09-12-06)
  • Jacob Edmondson, “Modeling of Electronically Commutated Motor Controlled Fan-powered Terminal Units,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 2009. (ESL-TH-09-12-05)
  • 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, December 2009. (ESL-TH-09-12-03)
  • Mini Malhotra, “An Analysis of Off-grid, Off-pipe Housing in Six U.S. Climates” Ph.D. , Department of Architecture, December 2009. (ESL-TH-09-12-02)
  • Piljae Im, “Methodology for the Preliminary Design of High Performance Schools in Hot and Humid Climates” Ph.D., Department of Architecture, December 2009. (ESL-TH-09-12-01)
  • 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, August 2009. (ESL-TH-09-08-05)
  • 2008
  • Dave Hicks, “Development of a pre-screening methodology to aid in determining potential energy savings in commercial buildings,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 2008. (ESL-TH-08-12-02)
  • Wenshu Fan, “Optimization of Supply Air Temperature Reset Schedule for Single Duct VAV Systems,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 2008. (ESL-TH-08-12-01)
  • Matthew Stuart Elliot, “Decentralized Model Predictive Control of a Multiple Evaporator HVAC System,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 2008. (ESL-TH-08-08-02)
  • Andrew Cramlet, “Performance of ECM Controlled VAV Fan Powered Terminal Units,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 2008. (ESL-TH-08-08-01)
  • 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)
  • 2007
  • Andrew Hanegan, “Industrial Energy Use Indices,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 2002. (ESL-TH-07-12-06)
  • Kathryn "Katie" Clingenpeel, “Evaluation of Selected Energy Options for a Sustainable Campus in Texas,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 2007. (ESL-TH-07-12-03)
  • Min Seok Ko, “Numerical Simulation of Three-Dimensional Combined Convective Radiative Heat Transfer in Rectangular Channels,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 2007. (ESL-TH-07-12-02)
  • Muhammad Ijaz, “Implicit Runge-Kutta Methods to Simulate Unsteady Incompressible Flows” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 2007. (ESL-TH-07-12-01)
  • Christopher Ernest McDonald, “Framework for a Visual Energy Use System,” M.S., Department of Architecture, August 2007. (ESL-TH-07-08-06)
  • Jonathan M. Curtin, “Development and Testing of an Automated Building Commissioning Analysis Tool (ABCAT),” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 2007. (ESL-TH-07-08-04)
  • Xiangyang "Gary" Gong, “Investigation of a Radiantly Heated and Cooled Office with an Integrated Desiccant Ventilation Unit,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 2007. (ESL-TH-07-08-03)
  • 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, August 2007. (ESL-TH-07-08-02)
  • 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, December 2007. (ESL-TH-07-08-01)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 2006
  • 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, December 2006. (ESL-TH-06-12-01)
  • Amr Bagneid, “The Creation of a Courtyard Microclimate Thermal Model for the Analysis of Courtyard Houses,” Ph.D., Department of Architecture, August 2006. (ESL-TH-06-08-03)
  • Seongchan Kim, “An Analysis of International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)-Compliant Single-Family Residential Energy Use,” Ph.D., Department of Architecture, August 2006. (ESL-TH-06-08-02)
  • Suwon Song, “Development of New Methodologies for Evaluating the Energy Performance of New Commercial Buildings,” Ph.D., Department of Architecture, August 2006. (ESL-TH-06-08-01)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 2005
  • Yiwen Zhu, “A Methodology To Pre-Screen Commercial Buildings For Potential Energy Savings Using Limited Information” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 2005. (ESL-TH-05-12-02)
  • Mini Malhotra, “An Analysis of Maximum Residential Energy-Efficiency in Hot and Humid Climates,” M.S., Department of Architecture, December 2005. (ESL-TH-05-12-01)
  • Jaya Mukhopadhyay, “Analysis of Improved Fenestration for Code-Compliant Residential Buildings in Hot and Humid Climates,” M.S., Department of Architecture, August 2005. (ESL-TH-05-08-01)
  • Jorge Lara Ruiz, “An advanced vapor-compression desalination system,” Master of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2005. (ESL-TH-05-05-06)
  • Cassandrea J Hager, “Developing Standards for Undergraduate University Construction Education Internship Programs,” Ph.D., Department of Architecture, May 2005. (ESL-TH-05-05-05)
  • Xiaojie Shao, “First Law Energy Balance as a Data Screening Tool,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2005. (ESL-TH-05-05-03)
  • Umesh Vinaya Atre, “Effect of Daylighting on Energy Consumption and Daylight Quality in an Existing Elementary School” M.S., Department of Architecture, August 2005. (ESL-TH-05-05-02)
  • Sakkara Rasisuttha, “An Investigation of Methods for Reducing the Use of Non-Renewable Energy Resources for Housing in Thailand” Ph.D. , Department of Architecture, May 2005. (ESL-TH-05-05-01)
  • 2004
  • Jeffrey Brandon Dooley, “Effects of System Cycling, Evaporator Airflow, and Condenser Coil Fouling on the Performance of Residential Split-System Air Conditioners,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 2004. (ESL-TH-04-12-01)
  • Yong-Hoon Sung, “Development of a Comprehensive Community NOx Emission Reduction Toolkit (CCNERT),” Ph.D., Department of Architecture, August 2004. (ESL-TH-04-08-04)
  • Taewon Han, “Evaluation of Mixing in Three Duct Configurations and Development of a Generic Tee Plenum System (GTPS) for Application to Single Point Aerosol Sampling,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 2004. (ESL-TH-04-08-02)
  • Harkariat Singh, “Development and Implementation of an Artificially Intelligent Search Algorithm for Sensor Fault Detection Using Neural Networks,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2004. (ESL-TH-04-05-05)
  • Victor Kootin-Sanwu, “An Analysis of Low-Cost, Energy-Efficient Housing for Low-Income Residents of Hot and Humid Climates, Volumes I and II,” Ph.D., Department of Architecture, May 2004. (ESL-TH-04-05-01)
  • Nabil Bensouda, “Extending and formalizing the energy signature method for calibrating simulations and illustrating with application for three California climates,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 2004. (ESL-TH-04-05-02)
  • Qiang Chen, “Simulation of Thermal Distribution Loops and Plants on Large Campuses with Investigation of ‘Minor Losses’,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2004. (ESL-TH-04-05-03)
  • 2003
  • Massieh Najafi, “Use of Auto-Associative Neural Networks for Sensor Diagnostics,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 2003. (ESL-TH-03-12-07)
  • Timothy Giebler, “Evaluation of Selected Economizer and Cold Deck Reset Strategies for Dual Duct Single Fan AHUs in Hot and Humid Climates,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 2003. (ESL-TH-03-12-06)
  • Piljae Im, “A Methodology to Evaluate Energy Savings and NOx Emissions Reductions from the Adoption of the 2000 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) to New Residences in Non-Attainment and Affected Counties in Texas,” M.S., Department of Architecture, December 2003. (ESL-TH-03-12-05)
  • Jimmy Lloyd, “Natural Convection and Radiation Heat Transfer in Small Enclosures with a Non-Attached Obstruction,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 2003. (ESL-TH-03-12-03)
  • Rhett D. Graves, “Thermodynamic Modeling and Optimization of a Screw Compressor Chiller and Cooling Tower System,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 2003. (ESL-TH-03-12-02)
  • Jeff Sams, “An Advanced Vapor-Compression Desalination System,” M.E., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 2003. (ESL-TH-03-08-04)
  • Jianxin Yang, “A Study of the Heat Pump Fin Staged Evaporators Under Frosting Conditions,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 2003. (ESL-TH-03-08-03)
  • Mushtaq Ahmad, “Systematic Time-Based Study for Quantifying the Uncertainty of Uncalibrated Models in Building Energy Simulations,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 2003. (ESL-TH-03-08-02)
  • Nayarat Rungchareonrat, “An Analysis of Energy Reductions from the Use of Daylighting in Low-Cost Housing,” M.S., Department of Architecture, August 2003. (ESL-TH-03-08-01)
  • Sarathy Narasimhan, “Pressure Control Valves for High-Rise Buildings,” M.E., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2003. (ESL-TH-03-05-05)
  • Taehong Kim, “Evaluation of Mixing Downstream of Tees in Duct Systems with Respect to Single Point Representative Air Sampling,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2003. (ESL-TH-03-05-04)
  • Emmanuel Wornyoh, “An Experimental Study on the Effects of an Upstream Gate Valve on the Accuracy of an Insertion Type Flowmeter,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2003. (ESL-TH-03-05-03)
  • Acth Sreshthaputra, “Building Design and Operation for Improving Thermal Comfort in Naturally Ventilated Buildings in a Hot-Humid Climate,” Ph.D., Department of Architecture, May 2003. (ESL-TH-03-05-01)
  • 2002
  • Seung Uk Lee, “Automatic Calibration of a Building Energy Performance Model and Remote Fault Detection for Continuous Commissioning Using a Global Optimization Program,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 2002. (ESL-TH-02-12-01)
  • Pattarayut Chulsukon, “Development and Analysis of a Sustainable, Low Energy House in a Hot and Humid Climate,” M.S., Department of Architecture, August 2002. (ESL-TH-02-08-01)
  • Joseph Martinez, “A Rugged Continuous Air Monitor for Sampling Radionuclides,” M. S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 2002. (ESL-TH-02-08-02)
  • Asim Tahir, “Simulation and Calibration of Energy Consumption for the Scott M. Matheson Courthouse Complex, Salt Lake City, Utah,” M.E., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2002. (ESL-TH-02-05-10)
  • Javier Rodriguez Lasanta, “Simulation and Calibration of Thermal Energy Consumption for the Large Animal Hospital and Research Laboratory Buildings at Texas A&M,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2002. (ESL-TH-02-05-03)
  • Young-Jun Nam, “A Procedure to Generate Thermal Utility Billings for Auxiliary Buildings on the TAMU Campus,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2002. (ESL-TH-02-05-02)
  • Sool Yeon Cho, “The Persistence of Savings Obtained from Commissioning of Existing Buildings,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2002. (ESL-TH-02-05-01)
  • 2001
  • Phillip Grisham, “The Effects of Galvanic Corrosion on Air Conditioner Performance,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 2001. (ESL-TH-01-12-01)
  • Zi Liu, “Electrical Demand Control in Industrial Facilities,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 2001. (ESL-TH-01-08-02)
  • Edward Dooley, “A Study of Industrial Equipment Energy Use and Demand Control,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 2001. (ESL-TH-01-08-01)
  • Jijun Zhou, “Simulation and Optimization of Cogeneration Power Plant Operation Using an Energy Optimization Program,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2001. (ESL-TH-01-05-03)
  • Richard Watters, “Evaluation of Fin Staging Methods for Minimizing Coil Frost Accumulation,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2001. (ESL-TH-01-05-02)
  • Bass Abushakra, “Short-Term Monitoring, Long-Term Prediction of Building Energy Use,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2001. (ESL-TH-01-05-01)
  • 2000
  • Juan-Carlos Baltazar-Cervantes, “Study of Cubic Splines and Fourier Series as Interpolation Techniques for Filling in Short Periods of Missing Building Energy Use and Weather Data,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 2000. (ESL-TH-00-12-03)
  • Peter Klima, “Improving the Reliability and Accuracy of A Multipyranometer Array Measuring Solar Radiation,” M.S., Department of Architecture, December 2000. (ESL-TH-00-12-01)
  • Ramadan Mohamed, “Modeling of Refrigerant Flow Through Flexible Short Tube Orifices,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 2000. (ESL-TH-00-08-03)
  • Seongwoo Woo, “The Effect of a 90⁰ Elbow on the Accuracy of Liquid Flow Measurement with an Insertion Flowmeter,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 2000. (ESL-TH-00-08-02)
  • Kie Whan Oh, “Development and Validation of a Computer Model for Energy-Efficient Shaded Fenestration Design,” Ph.D., Department of Architecture, May 2000. (ESL-TH-00-05-01)
  • 1999
  • John Miranda, “The Research and Development of Damage Tolerant Carbon Fiber Composites,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1999. (ESL-TH-99-12-03)
  • Hui Chen, “Rehabilitating Missing Energy Use and Weather Data When Determining Retrofit Energy Savings in Commercial Buildings,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1999. (ESL-TH-99-12-02)
  • Keith Sylvester, “An Analysis of the Benefits of Photovoltaic-Coated Glazing on Owning and Operating Costs of High Rise Commercial Buildings,” Ph.D., Department of Architecture, December 1999. (ESL-TH-99-12-01)
  • Heather Camden, “Recalibration of Baseline Models for LoanSTAR Buildings with Deterioration in Savings Using Data from Texas Capitol Complex Buildings,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 1999. (ESL-TH-99-08-03)
  • Quianghua Zhou, ”A Real Time Self-Tuning Algorithm for PI Control of the Heating and Cooling Coils of Buildings,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 1999. (ESL-TH-99-08-02)
  • Rodney Beasley, “A Methodology for Baselining the Energy Use at Large Campus Utility Plants for the Purpose of Measuring Energy Savings from Energy Conservation Retrofits,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 1999. (ESL-TH-99-08-01)
  • Sabaratnam Thamilseran, “An Inverse Bin Methodology to Measure the Savings from Energy Conservation Retrofits in Commercial Buildings,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 1999. (ESL-TH-99-05-02)
  • 1998
  • Joko Santosa, “The Use of ASEAM 3.0 to Analyze the Potential for Energy Efficiency in Indonesian Commercial Buildings,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1998. (ESL-TH-98-12-03)
  • Wenyan Wang, “A Methodology to Develop Monthly Energy Use Models from Utility Billing Data for Seasonally Scheduled Buildings: Application to Schools,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1998. (ESL-TH-98-12-01)
  • Megan Corley, “Sources of Error in Chilled and Hot Water Metering at Shared Sites: Differential Pressure Transmitters and Flowmeter Installation,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 1998. (ESL-TH-98-05-04)
  • Huixia Zhou, “Frost Formation on a Horizontal Plate with Laminar Air Flow,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 1998. (ESL-TH-98-05-03)
  • David Tootle, “Evaluation of the Performance and Emission of a Gas Fired Heat Pump,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 1998. (ESL-TH-98-05-02)
  • David Landman, “Development of Pre-Screening Indices to Improve Energy Analysis of Public K-12 Schools,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 1998. (ESL-TH-98-05-01)
  • 1997
  • Chris Asselta, “A Case Study of Two Computer Methods Used to Simulate Fires in Industrial Facilities,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1997. (ESL-TH-97-12-05)
  • Kendra Baltrip, “The Effect of Fan and Heat Sink Design on Heat Removal from Microprocessor Chips,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1997. (ESL-TH-97-12-04)
  • James Watt, “Development of Empirical Temperature and Humidity-Based Degraded-Condition Indicators for Low-Tonnage Air Conditioners,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1997. (ESL-TH-97-12-03)
  • Bryce Munger, “An Improved Multipyranometer Array for the Measurement of Direct and Diffuse Solar Radiation,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1997. (ESL-TH-97-12-02)
  • Eliezer Maldonado, “Development of a Simplified Model for Cooling and Dehumidifying Coils,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1997. (ESL-TH-97-12-01)
  • Guanghua Wei, “A Methodology for In-Situ Calibration of Steam Boiler Instrumentation,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 1997. (ESL-TH-97-08-01)
  • Mario Chavez, “The Effect of Roughness on Aerosol Deposition in Tubes,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 1997. (ESL-TH-97-05-03)
  • Song Deng, “Development and Application of a Procedure to Estimate Overall Building and Ventilation Parameters from Monitored Commercial Building Energy Use,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 1997. (ESL-TH-97-05-02)
  • Jason Fleming, “Simplified Thermoeconomic Approach to Cost Allocation in a Combined Cycle Cogeneration and District Energy System,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 1997. (ESL-TH-97-05-01)
  • 1996
  • Shane Fitzhenry, “Contamination Effects on the Performance of a Heat Pump Charged with R-407c and POE Lubricant,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1996. (ESL-TH-96-12-02)
  • V. R. Dileep, “Aerosol Penetration through Transport Lines,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1996. (ESL-TH-96-12-01)
  • Gregg Weaver, “An Analysis of Salt and Moisture Deposition on the Air Sampling Probes in the Exhaust Shaft of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant,”, M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 1996. (ESL-TH-96-05-03)
  • Ying Gong, “An Investigation of Heat Transfer During the Freezing of Condensate Droplets,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 1996. (ESL-TH-96-05-02)
  • Hongrui Gong, “Numerical Prediction of Shrouded Probe Sampling Performance and a Study of Subgrid Scale Models in Large Eddy Simulation,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 1996. (ESL-TH-96-05-01)
  • 1995
  • John Bryant, “Effects of Hydrophobic Surface Treatments on Dropwise Condensation and Freezing of Water,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1995. (ESL-TH-95-12-03)
  • Jinrong Wang, “Comparison of the Prediction Accuracy of Daily and Monthly Regression Models for Energy Consumption in Commercial Buildings,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1995. (ESL-TH-95-12-01)
  • Yian Gu, “Effect of Backfill on the Performance of a Vertical U-Tube Ground Coupled Heat Pump,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 1995. (ESL-TH-95-08-04)
  • Michele Schmode, “Performance of Energy Management Control Systems (EMCS) in Selected Texas LoanSTAR Buildings,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 1995, (ESL-TH-95-08-03)
  • Joel Bain, “The Effect of Hardware Configuration on the Performance of Residential Air Conditioning Systems at High Outdoor Ambient Temperatures,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 1995. (ESL-TH-95-08-02)
  • Angel Rodriguez, “Effect of Refrigerant Charge, Duct Leakage, and Evaporator Air Flow on the High Temperature Performance of Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 1995. (ESL-TH-95-08-01)
  • Kenneth McWatters, “A Prediction of Energy Savings Resulting from Building Infiltration Control,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 1995. (ESL-TH-95-05-05)
  • Brandon Parker, “The Effects of Outdoor Heat Exchanger Hydrophobic Treatment on the Performance of an Air Source Heat Pump,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 1995. (ESL-TH-95-05-04)
  • Amitava Dhar, “Development of Fourier Series and Artificial Neural Network Approaches to Model Hourly Energy Use in Commercial Buildings,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 1995. (ESL-TH-95-05-03)
  • 1994
  • Norman Muraya, “Numerical Modeling of the Transient Thermal Interference of Vertical U-Tube Heat Exchangers,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1994. (ESL-TH-94-12-13)
  • Bert McJimsey, “An Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Oil on Convective Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop of a HFC-32/HFC-125 Mixture,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1994. (ESL-TH-94-12-12)
  • Darin Nutter, “Analysis of Mass Flow and Enhanced Mass Flow Methods of Flashing Refrigerant-22 from a Small Vessel,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1994. (ESL-TH-94-12-05)
  • Tarek Bou-Saada, “An Improved Procedure for Developing a Calibrated Hourly Simulation Model of an Electrically Heated and Cooled Commercial Building,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1994. (ESL-TH-94-12-01)
  • Michael Gough, “Demand, energy, and power factor,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 1994. (ESL-TH-94-08-03)
  • Frank Dorhofer, “Electrical Energy Monitoring in an Industrial Plant,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 1994. (ESL-TH-94-08-02)
  • 1993
  • Yue Liu, “Measuring Retrofit Savings in Commercial Buildings with Pre-Retrofit Utility Billing Data and Post-Retrofit Sub-Metered Data,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1993. (ESL-TH-93-12-08)
  • Shilpa Arvind Vaidya, “The Measured Energy Impact of Air Leakage on a House,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1993. (ESL-TH-93-12-05)
  • Michael Davis, “The Development of a Portable Data Acquisition System for Use in Commercial and Industrial Energy Audits,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1993. (ESL-TH-93-12-04)
  • John Kelly Kissock, “A Methodology to Measure Retrofit Energy Savings in Commercial Buildings,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1993. (ESL-TH-93-12-03)
  • Mustafa Abbas, “Development of Graphical Indices for Building Energy Data,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1993. (ESL-TH-93-12-02)
  • Ralph Luther Cox III, “An Analysis of Grocery Store Energy Use,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1993. (ESL-TH-93-12-01)
  • Michaela Marie Abraham, “Investigations in Cool Thermal Storage,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 1993. (ESL-TH-93-08-08)
  • Jay Hart Robinson, “The Impact of Charge on Performance of an Air-to-Air Heat Pump for R22 and Three Binary Blends of Refrigerants 32 and 134a,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 1993. (ESL-TH-93-08-05)
  • Jose A. Gonzalez, “A Simplified Methodology for Sizing Ground Coupled Heat Pump Heat Exchangers in Cooling Dominated Climates,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 1993. (ESL-TH-93-08-04)
  • Homero Luis Noboa, “The Influence of Dust on the Absorptivity of Radiant Barriers,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 1993. (ESL-TH-93-08-02)
  • Michael Lee Phillips, “Engery Conservation Opportunities in Commercial and Industrial Facilities: Energy Utilization Indices (EUI) in Texas LoanSTAR Buildings,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 1993. (ESL-TH-93-08-01)
  • Yongchan Kim, “Two-Phase Flow of HCFC-22 and HFC-134a Through Short Tube Orifices,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 1993. (ESL-TH-93-05-02)
  • 1992
  • William Vance Payne II, “The Effects of Airflow Modulation and Multi-Stage Defrost on the Performance of an Air Source Heat Pump,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1992. (ESL-TH-92-12-06)
  • Randall E. Margo, “An Experimental Study of Heating Performance and Seasonal Modeling of Vertical U-Tube Ground Coupled Heat Pumps,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1992. (ESL-TH-92-12-05)
  • Mario Antonio Medina, “Development of a Transient Heat and Mass Transfer Model of Residential Attics to Predict Energy Savings Produced by the Use of a Radiant Barrier,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1992. (ESL-TH-92-12-04)
  • Manivannan Palani, “Monitoring the Performance of a Residential Central Air Conditioner under Reduced Evaporator Air Flow on a Test Bench,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, November 1992. (ESL-TH-92-11-01)
  • Mingsheng Liu, “Study of Air Infiltration Energy Consumption,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 1992. (ESL-TH-92-08-06)
  • David Walter Winiarski, “A Quasi-Steady State Model to Predict Heat Transfer and Energy Savings in Residences Using Radiant Barriers,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 1992. (ESL-TH-92-08-05)
  • John Douglas Bronson, “Calibrating DOE-2 to Weather and Non-Weather-Dependent Loads for a Commercial Building: Thesis, Vol.1,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, April 1992. (ESL-TH-92-04-01)
  • 1991
  • Benito Nuboer, “Analysis and Optimized Design of Airlocks for Fluidized Bed Gasifier Fuel Feed Systems,” M.E., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1991. (ESL-TH-91-12-04)
  • Homero Luis Noboa, “Influence of Dust on the Emissivity of Radiant Barriers,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1991. (ESL-TH-91-12-01)
  • Sharon Hinchey, “Influence of Thermal Zones Assumptions on DOE-2 Energy Estimations of a Commercial Building,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 1991. (ESL-TH-91-08-01)
  • Lu Chen, “Developing a Change-Point Principal Component Predictive Model for Energy Use in a Supermarket,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 1991.(ESL-TH-91-05-04)
  • Souvik Bhattacharyya, “The Measured Energy Impact of Air Leakage on Frame Wall Systems,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 1991. (ESL-TH-91-05-03)
  • Monte Keith Dobson, “An Experimental and Analytical Study of the Transient Behavior of Vertical U-Tube Ground-Coupled Heat Pumps in the Cooling Mode,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 1991. (ESL-TH-91-05-02)
  • Mohsen Farzad, “Modeling the Effects of Refrigerant Charging on Air Conditioner Performance Characteristics for Three Expansion Devices,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 1990. (ESL-TH-90-08-04)
  • Ramarao Balasubramanya, “Development of Improvements to the ASHRAE TC4.7 Simplified Energy Analysis Procedure,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 1990. (ESL-TH-90-08-01)
  • 1989
  • Norberto Torres-Nunci, “Simulation Modeling of Energy Consumption in the Zachary Engineering Center,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1989. (ESL-TH-89-12-03)
  • Srinivas Katipamula, “A Study of the Transient Behavior During Start-up of Residential Heat Pumps,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1989. (ESL-TH-89-12-02)
  • Derek Schrock, “Predicting Energy Usage in a Supermarket,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1989. (ESL-TH-89-12-01)
  • James A. White, “Reducing energy costs at state agencies and institutions in Texas through the Governor's Energy Management Center,” D.E., College of Engineering, May 1989. (ESL-TH-89-05-03)
  • 1988
  • Jeff Bolander, “Internship experience at Lockwood, Andrews & Newman, Inc.,” D.E., College of Engineering, December 1988. (ESL-TH-88-12-04)
  • Kent Rothbauer, “An Analysis of Energy Use in Two Texas State Agencies,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1988. (ESL-TH-88-12-03)
  • Sekhar Narayana Kondepudi, “The Effects of Frost Growth on Finned Tube Heat Exchangers under Laminar Flow,” Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1988. (ESL-TH-88-12-02)
  • Jeffry Paul Lovelady, “The Design, Construction, and Calibration of a Heat Exchanger Calorimeter,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1988. (ESL-TH-88-12-01)
  • John Steven Schliesing, “The Effect of Alternate Defrost Strategies on the Reverse-Cycle Defrost of an Air-Source Heat Pump,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 1988. (ESL-TH-88-08-01)
  • Kurt T. Peterson, “The Effects of Expansion Devices on the Transient Response Characteristics of the Air-Source Heat Pump During the Reverse Cycle Deforst,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 1988. (ESL-TH-88-08-02)
  • Steve Penson, “Development of a Room Air Conditioner Design Model,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 1988. (ESL-TH-88-05-03)
  • 1987
  • R.M. Fithen, “Finite Element Analysis of Conjugate Heat Transfer in Axisymmetric Pipe Flows,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 1987. (ESL-TH-87-08-01)
  • Pornsak Songkakul, “Methods to Optimize Building Operations Using TRNSYS Simulation Models at Johnson Controls, Inc.,” D.E., College of Engineering, August 1987. (ESL-TH-87-08-02)
  • Chris Maiten, “Prediction of Fluid Flow in Curved Pipe Using the Finite Element Method,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 1987. (ESL-TH-87-05-02)
  • Curtis Layne Boecker, “Design Optimization of Residential-Sized Air-Source Heat Pumps,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 1987. (ESL-TH-87-05-01)
  • 1986
  • "C.C" Chu-Chen Chen, “Intern Experience at Mel, Incorporated,” D.E., College of Engineering, August 1985. (ESL-TH-85-08-01)
  • Mohsen Farzard, “Computer Simulation and Energy Analysis of Two Commercial Buildings in Austin, Texas,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1986. (ESL-TH-86-12-01)
  • 1985
  • Srinivas Katipamula, “Study of Heat Transfer in Attics with a Small Scale Simulator,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1985. (ESL-TH-85-12-01)
  • 1984
  • Jeff Bolander, “Internship experience at Lockwood, Andrews & Newman, Inc.,” M.E., Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 1984. (ESL-TH-84-12-02)
  • 1983
  • William R. Gaines, “The Effect of CO2 on the Flammability Limits of Low-BTU Gas of the Type Obtained from Texas Lignite,” M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 1983. (ESL-TH-83-08-01)
  • Majdi Najm, “Intern Experience at Walton & Associates/Consulting Engineers, Inc.,” D.E., College of Engineering, August 1983. (ESL-TH-83-08-02)
  • Roger Zard-Aboujaoude, “Intern Experience at Al-Raha Establishment,” D.E., College of Engineering, August 1983. (ESL-TH-83-08-03)
  • 1982
  • Craig Harrington, “Intern Experience at Phillips Petroleum Company,” D.E., College of Engineering, August 1982. (ESL-TH-82-08-01)
The following guide provides helpful hints in searching for theses and dissertations online.
 

Digital Library

The digital library can be found through the Texas A&M Evans Library Repository website.

You may also browse the catalog directly from this page.

ESL faculty, staff and students have written hundreds of articles, technical reports, papers, and dissertations. The catalog lists the publications going back to 1979 and indicates the document type. Technical reports (TR), published articles (PA), and theses and dissertations (TH) have been scanned into PDF files and can be downloaded from our host site at the Digital Repository at Texas A&M University. Only some of the papers, theses, and dissertations are available on this site due to copyright restrictions. For information on the publications not available in the Digital Repository, please contact the ESL Digital Library Manager at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Most of the Conference Proceedings of ESL's four conferences listed below are now online and can be accessed from the Digital Repository website, as well.

 

Presentations

TERP Presentations

2012
  • Jeff Haberl; Baltazar, J.C.; Mao, C. "Thermal Mass Modeling:How We Got to Where We are Today" American Concrete Institute, Dallas, TX. March 2012. Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M University. (ESL-TR-12-03-03)
  • Jeff Haberl, “Quantification of Energy and Emissions Saved in Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy (EE/RE) Programs in Texas" Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. April 2012. Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M University. (ESL-TR-12-04-01)
  • CC Presentations

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    Other Presentations

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