Jake Copley | Mechanical | Biobehavioral Health Building | University Park, PA

Final Report



The final report for AE 482 contains an analysis of the existing mechanical design for the Biobehavioral Health Building along with the proposed redesigns and breadth topics. The proposed components of the existing mechanical system are altering the internal thermal mass, including a radiant heating and cooling system, adding heat recovery to the new AHUs and finally incorporate a solar thermal system. This report also includes two breadth studies, which investigated the effects of the additional mass and equipment load in a structural analysis and how the new equipment affected the load on the electrical distribution equipment in an electrical analysis.

To view the final report as a PDF, please click the thumbnail to the right.

To view the executive summary only, please click the thumbnail to the right.


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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 buildings designs and construction methodologies for this senior thesis project are solely the interpretation of Jake Copley. 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.

This page was last updated on April 4th, 2012, by Jake Copley
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