
re: what's the right number?
21 feb 2003
iain mcclatchie wrote:
>nick> you might enjoy "heating and cooling of buildings" by kreider and rabl
>
>thanks, i'll go pick that up this weekend.
the list price is $132.19. pine associates, ltd. is pleased to offer
these 890 page books with floppy disks for $115.00 plus $5 shipping!
>after i've verified that the book actually does show the numbers you
>just wrote, i'll send them an errata note.
it still seems surprising they missed this...
a number of reviewers took considerable time to examine the book closely,
finding errors that the authors missed and suggesting improvements in
the presentation. the review process began with helpful comments on the
original outline by louis burmeister, university of kansas; thomas hellman,
new mexico state university; doug hittle, colorado state university;
ronald howell, university of south florida; dennis o'neal, texas a&m
university; maurice wildin, university of new mexico; and byron winn,
colorado state university, and continued with reviews of the draft by
john lloyd, michigan state university; and trilochan singh, wayne state
university. the exceptionally detailed and constructive comments by prof.
wilding on the entire manuscript are especially appreciated. likewise,
wendy hawthorne made a careful reading of the text and checked most of
the examples, and bill shurcliff contributed a thorough review of several
chapters. various colleagues offered comments on parts of the book: mike
brandehuehl (who also contributed novel endofchapter problems in the
first half of the book), manuel collarespereira, jeff haberl, j. y. kao,
john littler, john mitchell [between watergate activities?], leslie k.
nordford, mike riley, gideon shavit, and mike scofield. of course, any
remaining errors are the sole responsibility of the authors.
peter curtiss wrote the software that accompanies this book. the thousands
of lines of code that he wrote in producing the final product set a new
standard for instructional software used in building systems. wendy
hawthorne prepared the solutions manual for the endofchapter problems.
the endofchapter problems are arranged in approximate order of difficulty
indicated by a number from 1 to 10 in parentheses at the end of the problem.
some examples:
1.1 list the major pieces of energyconsuming equipment in your
everyday life. for each, estimate the peak power, average power,
and annual consumption. (2)
1.6 consider a house with a 1ton air conditioner, running 500 h/yr
at full power.
a) what is the annual thermal energy delivered to the house?
b) what is the corresponding energy consumption, with a 2.0 cop?
c) suppose one stores winter ice in a tank for summer cooling.
how large a tank is needed, if there are no heat losses from storage?
d) how much is the cooling energy of 1 ton of ice worth? (5)
7.9 two people own a house with a total conductive heat loss coefficient
kcond = 120 w/k and a ventilation system that is controlled by an occupancy
sensor to provide 7.5 l/s of outdoor air per person for the number of
people actually present. they are giving a party for 30 guests. everyone
is so pleased that they are staying until steadystate conditions are
established. assume that the heat gains from other than occupants remain
constant at 1 kw.
a) estimate the latent and sensible heat gains as well as the outdoor
air requirements, before and during the party.
b) if the outdoor and indoor temperatures are to = 0 c and ti = 20 c,
how much does the heating load change relative to steadystate conditions
before the party?
c) does the latent heat gain have any effect on the heating load if
there is no humidity control in the house? (8)
5.48 describe analytically the effect of pipe size on pump power
consumption. if the cost of the pipe depends on the amount of material
in the pipe (recall that larger pipe sizes have thicker wallssee
table a5.5), how would you go about selecting pipe sizes based on the
joint minimization of pipe material cost and pump initial and operating
costs? the costs of pump and motor assemblies vary according to the
0.6 power of the size (9)
6.13 consider a sundial built as a vertical rod of 1m length that casts
a shadow on a flat horizontal surface. the location is princeton, new
jersey, with approximate latitude 40 n and longitude 75 w.
a) what time of day (solar time) and time of year is it when the shadow
is 0.50 m long, pointing due north? how many solutions are there?
b) what time of day (solar time) and time of year is it when the shadow
is 0.50 m long, pointing 45 degrees (in the horizontal plane) east of
north? (by contrast to part a, this requires two equations in two
unknowns; but they can be solved in closed form.)
c) what are the corresponding standard times? (10)
8.12 toward the end of the roman empire, the technology of glassmaking had
advanced to the point where some villas could be built with a sunspace
(called a solarium.) make reasonable assumptions about the construction
and use a simple thermal network to estimate the temperature in a solarium
during a sunny day in rome when to = [1+cos(pi(t16h)/12h)]x4c and i(t)
= max[0,0.2+cos(pi(t12h)/12h)x800 w/m^2 as a function of time of day t.
plot ti and to. (10)
>nick> it says 70 f sealevel air... has density rho = 0.075 lb/ft^3
>nick> kreider and rabl give rhocp = 1.2kg/m^3
>
>uh, 0.075 lb/ft^3 == 2.07 kg/m^3, right?
> 1 lb == 0.454 kg
> 1 ft == 0.254 m
>  am i missing something really obvious here?
maybe.
>nick> specific heat cp = 0.024 btu/lbf
>nick> ... 1kj/(kgk)
>
>and 0.024 btu/lbf == 0.09 kj/kgk, right?
> 1 lb == 0.454 kg
> 1 f == 5/9 k
> 1 btu == 1/3412 kwh == 1.055 kj
>
>please, go ahead and show i'm an idiot. i'm willing to be shown basic
>math. did i multiply when i should have divided?
this looks like good exercise for the student.
nick

