|SUBJECT:||M.S. Thesis Presentation|
|TIME:||Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 10:00 a.m.|
|PLACE:||Love Building, 210|
|TITLE:||Energy Usage Modeling for Heating and Cooling of Off Grid Shelters|
|COMMITTEE:||Dr. Yogendra Joshi, Chair (ME)
Dr. Samuel Graham (ME)
Dr. Satish Kumar (ME)
Most humanitarian missions, including disaster relief and refugee camps, as well as military missions, are off-grid and require the use of liquid fuels for local generation of electricity. These forward operating bases (FOB) are typically located in remote areas, often in regions of conflict. Delivering fuel and other supplies to such FOBs can be both costly and risky. To lower the frequency of fuel delivery, it is important to predict the minimum amount of fuel needed for a given mission. Large portion of generated electricity in FOBs is consumed by heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) demands of the temporary structures, known as shelters. Energy consumption of these shelters plays a crucial role in overall energy demand of the FOBs.