4.42J | Fall 2010 | Undergraduate

Fundamentals of Energy in Buildings



Levenspiel, Octave. Understanding Engineering Thermo. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1996. ISBN: 9780135312032.

Further Readings

McQuiston, Faye, Jerald Parker, and Jeffrey Spitler. Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Analysis and Design. 6th ed. New York, NY: Wiley, 2004. ISBN: 9780471470151.

Kreider, Jan, and Ari Rabl. Heating and Cooling of Buildings: Design for Efficiency. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1994. ISBN: 9780078347764.

Moran, Michael, and Howard Shapiro. Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics. 6th ed. New York, NY: Wiley, 2007. ISBN: 9780471787358.

Incropera, Frank, David DeWitt, Theodore Bergman, and Adrienne Lavine. Introduction to Heat Transfer. 5th ed. New York, NY: Wiley, 2006. ISBN: 9780471457275.

Readings by Session

All chapters in the following table are from the Levenspiel textbook. The notes for Lec #11-22 are not available on MIT OpenCourseWare, except for Lec #15 and 16.

1 Introduction, energy Chapter 1, 2A, and 10
2 Energy, work Chapter 3A and 4A
3 Conservation of energy, heat Chapter 3B and 4B
4 Energy conservation Chapter 5A, 6A, and 7
5 Water liquid and vapor Chapter 8 and 12B
6 Water, refrigerants, gases Chapter 12B-D, 2C, and 11
7 Steady state flow Chapter 13
8 Heating and cooling systems  
9 Natural ventilation  
10 Transients, moist air mixtures Chapter 14 and 2A
11 Psychrometrics Notes
12 Quiz review Notes
13 Quiz 1  
14 Applications Notes
15 Heat transfer introduction Notes (PDF)
16 Conductive heat transfer, moisture transfer in walls Notes (PDF)
17 Composite walls Notes
18 Convection  
19 Introduction to design project 2: radiation  
20 Human comfort Notes
21 Quiz 2  
22 Solar radiation, windows Notes
23 Introduction to the second law Chapter 15
24 Entropy, cogeneration systems Chapter 18A, C-E, and 20A-C
25 Heat pumps, refrigeration cycles Chapter 16, 17A, and 20D
26 Tour: Building 68, Koch Biology Building; and Building N51, MIT Museum and the Digital Design Fabrication Group Chapter 16, 17A, and 20D
27 Review  

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