What is the impact of HVAC system selection on fan size, efficiency, first cost, and space implications?
What is this graphic showing? Describe the different parts of the graphic and how it communicates the data.
This graphic truthfully demonstrates the differing physical characteristics of two HVAC systems. For example, the volume of supply air is less and the outdoor unit is smaller in the DOAS diagram compared to the RTU one. Additionally, metrics associated with performance and qualitative benefits are outlined below the illustration.
What type of graphic is this?
- HVAC performance/system selection
Is this part of the ASHRAE-209 cycle?
What tools were used for the simulation analysis?
What tools did you use to create the graphic?
What was successful and/or unique about the graphic in how it communicates information?
The graphic makes mechanical engineering concepts visually clear and communicable to an audience that doesn't necessarily have an engineering background. Elements are mirrored in both graphics and only sizing is adjusted. This way, viewers are easily able to compare physical differences that result from system selection.
Is there anything else you would like to mention?
Additional credits and other contributors:Jason Sippel
Weijun "Allen" Mei
Included in the competition:
2023 Annual StaSIO Challenge
March 21, 2023-June 12, 2023