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. final report .

In the following links, you will find the final report for AE481W/482 (Senior Thesis). It concentrates on lighting and electrical design with some architectural design and accoustical analysis.

final report

final report without appendices


The Princeton Neuroscience & Psychology Complex will be a state-of-the art lab and educational facility and the newest addition to the science community at Princeton University housing both the Neuroscience Institute and the Psychology Department.

Concepts inspired by the occupants and the architecture are used to design the lighting in four spaces. The core of the report covers the design and analysis of these four spaces (North Entry, Lobby, Lecture Hall, and Cafeteria) and the electrical changes that accompany it. Main concepts include themes that relate to the brain and psychology like “connection, mirroring opposites, static motion, and building as brain activity”. The lighting not only satisfies the themes but also meets human needs and is energy compliant. The report first analyses the existent systems and then proposes a different solution to the problem. It includes the entire lighting design process from concepts to criteria to design development and finally documentation.

Because lighting cannot be achieved without electrical, another mayor portion of this report includes electrical design. The four spaces where the lighting changed consequently caused changes in the circuits where the original lighting was. The panelboards affected are redesigned, and voltage drop calculations are performed as well as a short circuit analysis through one path of the system. Also, a motor control center design is included as well as a bus duct study that compares aluminum to copper.

For the breadth topics, the ceiling in the Lecture Hall is re-designed using the lighting concepts to fully integrate architecture and lighting. Because of the functions of the space, acoustics is an important part. Therefore, an acoustical analysis is shown calculating reverberation time for speaker-type settings.  


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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 Angelica Santana. 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.
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