Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Hodge, B. K.

Committee Member

Parsons, J. A.

Committee Member

Chamra, L. M.

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Mechanical Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science


James Worth Bagley College of Engineering


Department of Mechanical Engineering


An emerging category of energy systems, consisting of power generation equipment coupled with thermally-activated components, has evolved as Cooling, Heating, and Power (CHP). The application of CHP systems to buildings has developed into a new paradigm ? Cooling, Heating, and Power for Buildings (CHP-B). This instructional module has been developed to introduce undergraduate engineering students to CHP-B. In the typical ME curriculum, a number of courses could contain topics related to CHP. Thermodynamics, heat transfer, thermal systems design, heat and power, alternate energy systems, and HVAC courses are appropriate for CHP topics. However, the types of material needed for this mix of courses vary. In thermodynamics, basic problems involving a CHP flavor are needed, but in an alternate energy systems course much more CHP detail and content would be required. This series of lectures on CHP-B contains both a stand-alone CHP treatment and a compilation of problems/exercises.