Award Date

1-1-1996

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Mechanical Engineering

Number of Pages

118

Abstract

Determination of Frictional Losses for Fiberglass Ducts describes the design of an orifice plate measurement system for the testing and determination of frictional losses due to air flow in fiberglass ducts. The basis for the design came from ASHRAE standard 120P, "Methods of Testing to Determine Flow Resistance of HVAC Air Ducts and Fittings". This thesis also details a process of calibration for the orifice plate measurement system. Five different fiberglass duct materials were tested for frictional losses and a process was constructed for creating charts to determine frictional losses in various duct sizes and using various flow rate for each material. The friction loss charts that were created are contained with this thesis.

Keywords

Determination; Ducts; Fiberglass; Frictional; Losses

Controlled Subject

Mechanical engineering

File Format

pdf

File Size

2549.76 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/r0zy-gcnu


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