Amanda Cronauer • Mechanical Option



Building Statistics


Technical Reports




Final Report



ABET Outcomes for AE 481W/482
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An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering  
An ability to analyze and interpret data  
An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs  
An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems  
An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
An ability to communicate effectively
The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
An ability to engage in life-long learning
A knowledge of contemporary issues
An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
Engineering design capabilities in at least two of the three basic curriculum areas of architecutral engineering, and that design has been integrated across the breadth of the program
Communication and interaction with other design professionals in the execution of building projects


Thesis Reflection
The overall experience of senior thesis has been very beneficial to my professional career. The first part of the course background research on the facility was performed. During this time I became familiar with the current building systems. During this time I learned the design objectives that influenced system selection, the control scheme for the systems and how each system was supposed to operate.

During the spring semester I was then able to apply the information I learned during the previous semester to a new building system design. During this time I was able to analyze systems that weren't a possibility for the original designer due to budget restrictions. I feel that this independent study and design gave me the skills that will be necessary in my professional career.

CPEP Reflection
Although I have made web pages for other courses, I feel like the CPEP webpage was a beneficial part of the thesis process. Because this webpage is accessible by the designers involved in this facility as well as future employers, special care in performing the design and analysis was made. Also, this webpage made it easier for course faculty to monitor my progress and give me feedback on my work.

PSU AE Senior Thesis Home
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  Note: While great efforts have been taken to provide accurate and complete information on the pages of CPEP, please be aware that the information contained herewith is considered a work-in-progress for this thesis project. Modifications and changes related to the original building designs and construction methodologies for this senior thesis project are solely the interpretation of Amanda Cronauer. Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that the original design contained errors or was flawed. Differing assumptions, code references, requirements, and methodologies have been incorporated into this thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original design