Hmk_2_2002_Psychrometrics

Hmk_2_2002_Psychrome - D epartment of Architecture University of Florida Environmental Technology I ARC 3610 Gold |Pohlman| Kim | Marzo Spring 2002

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Department of Architecture University of Florida Environmental Technology I ARC 3610 Gold |Pohlman| Kim | Marzo Spring, 2002 Homework Assignment 2 Psychrometry This homework provides students with an opportunity to investigate and understand the thermodynamic properties of moist air. It is due at the beginning of the lab on Wednesday, January 30 2002. Psychrometry is the study of the properties of air. A psychrometric chart graphically describes the interactions between air, moisture, and heat energy. As air temperature rises, its ability to hold moisture rises; also warmer air becomes less dense. The part of the chart that describes the conditions at which most people are comfortable is called the comfort zone . The psychrometric chart, which may be used to graph a wide variety of processes, is actually a series of graphs superimposed on each other. Each graph is described separately below. 1. Dry-bulb temperature lines are plotted vertically along the horizontal axis of the psychrometric chart. Dry-bulb temperature is a measure of sensible heat. Sensible heat is what is felt or sensed and is measured by a dry-bulb thermometer. Sensible heat is the kind of heat that increases the temperature of air; an open fire in the fireplace of a living
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2011 for the course ARC 3610 taught by Professor Gold during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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Hmk_2_2002_Psychrome - D epartment of Architecture University of Florida Environmental Technology I ARC 3610 Gold |Pohlman| Kim | Marzo Spring 2002

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