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ENGINEERING TRIPOS PART IIA - 2012/2013
Leader: Dr S Scott email: sas37
Project Type: Group
Project Category: Design
Prerequisites: 3A5 useful
Timing: Fridays 11-1pm, Tuesdays 9-11am plus afternoons
This project looks at the performance of a commercially available heat pump for domestic heating applications. Students will be required to design, build and perform an experiment to measure the performance of the heat pump, and build a model of the heat pump. This model will be used to explore the CO2 saving which could be made by using heat pumps in a domestic heating application.
Students will work in groups of 4 to design and perform the experiment. Individual tasks may be distributed amongst group members as decided by the group. Individual reports are required from group members, as well as group reports.
Week 1: Familiarisation with the equipment. Construction of a simple matlab model of the heat pump. Design of the experiment. First interim (group) report and review meeting (20%).
Week 2: Refine experimental plan, build apparatus and make measurements on the performance of the heat pump using an external water circuit.
Week 3: Compare models with performance values obtained from the experiment (interim report). Interim individual report (30%)
Week 4: Measurements of availability loss within the heat pump and refinement of initial model. Improved assessment of carbon saving. Final individual report (30%). Group presentation to share results with classmates (20%).
Format: Submission Date - Marks
Interim report 1 (group): 2pm Tuesday 14 May 2013 (review meeting Friday pm) - 16 marks
Interim report 2 (individual): 4pm Tuesday 28 May 2013 - 24 marks
Presentation (group): Week 4 - 16 marks
Final report (individual): 4pm Friday 7 June 2013 (Baker Building Foyer) - 24 marks
Last updated: November 2012