Senior Thesis Proposal


Proposal:Revison I.........................................



For the mechanical depth of this thesis the following will be investigated...

>Offices shall be designed with a chilled beam system rather than an VAV system, and a return air system shall be implemented. This will be modeled in Trane Trace to show energy savings.

>Labs shall be provided with an Aircuity air quality management system to turn down supply air volumes in times of low room contamination. This shall also be modeled in Trane Trace to dertermine operational energy savings from a lower average supply to each lab area.

Breadth 1:Electrical

The mechanical depth proposals for chilled beams and aircuity shall affect the electrical design of 75 Ames in a multitude of ways. For example possible resizing of air handing units and chillers could cause an increase or decrease the amount electricity needed, and a new electrical supply design will need to be designed. The use of chilled beams as well may increase the use of electricity. An electrical analysis will be done to the power needed by the newly designed building compared to the existing and any resizing in electrical equipment that may need to be revised. The electrical breadth will also supply a single line diagram of the how the new equipment shall be fed electricity.


Breadth 2:Structural

The newly sized and new equipment placed in the penthouse changes the load on the floor. There is a potential for savings if smaller structural elements can be used for a lesser load that may be seen on the new flooring system. An analysis will determine if in fact a new/less expensive floor system can be utilized for the lesser loads.



4/29/13 Senior Thesis Final Checklist Submitted
4/22/13 Reflection and & ABET Assessment Added
4/22/13 Reserach & References Added
4/9/13 Final Presentation PDF and PowerPoint Posted
4/3/13 Full Final Report & Executive Summary Posted
1/11/13 Building Stat II Posted
1/11/13 Proposal:Revision I Posted
12/14/12 Proposal Posted
11/12/12 Tech 3 Posted
10/13/12 Tech 2 Posted
10/12/12 Tech 2 Submitted
10/02/12 Abstract Posted
09/28/12 Abstract Submitted
09/19/12 Bio SketchPosted
09/17/12 Tech 1 posted
09/17/12 Turned in Tech 1
09/17/12 Building Statistics 1Posted
09/10/12 Bio Sketch Paper Copy Turned in
09/10/12 CPEP Website – Full Menu Functional
09/7/12 1st Page CPEP Online
09/7/12 Discussion Board Confirmed CPEP URL Added to Profile
08/31/12 Building Statistics Paper Draft Turned in
08/28/12 Attended Dreamweaver / CPEP Seminar
08/26/12 Resume submitted for AE Career Fair listing
08/26/12 Confirmed and/or Corrected Master List
08/26/12 turned in project initiation form part
08/26/12 turned in project initiation form part
08/26/12 Obatined Project Documentaion
08/26/12 Mailed AE Dept. Thank You letter to Pr
08/26/12 Sent Personal note,letter, email to co
08/26/12 Owner Permission Recieved