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Mathematical Optimization Techniques and their Applications to HVAC&R Systems and Components

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Course Length: 3 hours

Improved HVAC&R system designs can be obtained when a rigorous approach to optimization is employed. This course describes proven optimization techniques and introduces the concept of systematic optimization via real-world examples that show striking gains in lower manufacturing costs and/or higher performance of the resulting designs. Excel-based examples focus on duct and chilled water system designs and aim to minimize lifecycle cost while meeting performance requirements. The course further discusses optimization of individual components such as heat exchangers as well as optimization of a system (fan-coil units, air-conditioners, etc.). Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop computer.

Course Instructors

Reinhard Radermacher, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE >>

Vikrant Aute, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE >>

Additional Information

All courses are available for Chapter and In-Company Programs. Courses may be periodically scheduled for the Winter and/or Annual Conference Education Programs, as well as the Online Courses Series.

Chapters or Companies: Contact Karen Murray, Manager of Professional Development ( or 678-539-1146), to schedule an ALI seminar or course at your organization or event.

Availability: Check the various offerings listed under Professional Development > Learning Portal to see if this course is being offered at an upcoming event.