Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Reflective Essay on Engineering Experience Introduction CE 3.1Ã It was during my second semester of Masters for Mechanical Engineering in UNSW, my father decided to lay the foundations of our new house back in Pakistan. I requested my father to refrain from hiring a contractor to install central air conditioner. The trigger being the fact that I had learnt fundamentals of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) during my Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering and I wanted to gain some more knowledge in my Masters degree, only to design my own HVAC system in my newly built house. I studied Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) in UNSW, Sydney in the same time and completed a project under Professor Dr. Chris Menictas. Background CE 3.2 The day is still vivid clear in my mind. I was in sixth grade when my father had to throw food in the bin as it went stale due to broken fridge. The technician came in to fix the black round box (later I learnt it was a compressor) I welcomed him with lots of annoying questions. He was patient enough to quench my thirst of questions and before leaving he handed me out a mini booklet which was nothing less than a wonderland. The book taught me about the essentials and importance of Refrigeration and how our life is predominantly dependent on it. The curiosity and drive to know more about it landed me in my Bachelors degree of Mechanical Engineering as the prospectus was full of the RAC (Refrigeration and Air Conditioning) course insights. Since then, I had never looked back and grew more confident to fit air conditioning system in my home. UNSW is rated amongst the top ranked universities around the globe. State of the art laboratories and updated softwares always give you an added advantage over your peers. Blessed enough to widen my engineering horizons in UNSW, I came across an RAC software named as CAMEL which trimmed my engineering skills in a positive way. I would sit in the laboratory and play with it for hours to pick up my game and I did very well as in the same course I was honored to head a project and perform heating and cooling load calculations of a newly constructed building composed of two floors divided into two zones upper zone , Z1 lower zone Z2. Nature of Project CE 3.3 This project included the calculation of heating and cooling load of two story building. The calculations were done manually and through famous load calculation software known as CAMEL. Furthermore, it also included different suggestions and techniques on how load reduction can be achieved in the apartment through variations in apartments structures. Objective of the Project CE 3.4 The overall objective of the project was to get real life experience related to load calculations of practical situations. Latent and sensible load had to be calculated including all the real-world possibilities and safety factors. In this project, the calculations of heating and cooling loads of a newly built building are performed. The building comprises of two floors. Ground floor has three sections and first floor has two sections. VRV (Variable Refrigerant Volume) units as air-conditioning were chosen for each level. Other than this, a couple of suggestions were made on reduction of load and increasing the air-conditioning capacity. Nature of My Particular Work Area CE 3.5 In this project, I was acting as the team lead role. I was responsible for several tasks of which some are listed below: I performed initial readings for the project I coordinated between my professor and team members. I was responsible for project planning and progress tracking. I calculated the loads of ground floor through manual calculation. I compared the manual results to the results of CAMEL software. I compiled the report and made technical presentation The way I implemented my project and people management strategies, led my team mates follow in the same footprints to lead their own projects. The chain reaction feed back of developing leaders came to me as a joy and I take pride in it. CE 3.6 Organizational Structure Personal Engineering Activity CE 3.7 First, I divided the project into four major parts and summoned a meeting of my other team members to designate their duties. I made a report on Primavera to set deadlines for the project. One partner was allocated the load calculation of first floor, one was assigned to do software simulations on CAMEL and last one had to make suggestions on how to decrease the load through changes in structures of home. I emailed all of this to my professor too. CE 3.8 To calculate the load manually, I had to use the manual DA-09 to get all the values related to the correction factors, transmission coefficients, absorptivity, reflectivity. My supervisor helped me in understanding how to use the manual. CAMEL was a new software for all of us. So, there were two lab sessions designed to familiarize ourselves with software. Supervisor helped us with all the basics of the software. To get good experience of using it I decided to arrange meetings of all group members so that we could sit together and learn as much as we could through the tutorials and knowledge of individuals. These meetings also helped to understand the manual DA-09, which was very important. As for the most of the calculations we had to get data from the manual. At weekends, every group member had to present the work done during the week. It helped in keeping the track of the progress. These informal meetings helped to keep the harmony and understanding among the group members. If someone was lagging, he was encouraged and helped if required. CE 3.9 I kicked off with the first tier which was research on internet and read books and discussed it with my professor. My major job was to calculate heating and cooling load of ground floor. I researched the major factors of heating a certain place. I made a complete list of them and started with calculations on each of these things. I also made a list of assumptions and the design parameters we already have from our professor. CE 3.10 The second most important task was to know the structure of ground floor. This was already provided to us by our professor. Below is the table which contains all the required data to calculate the loads of the ground floor. CE 3.11 Calculations followed next. The first calculation was of heat gain through each component of the room i.e. floor, roof, walls, windows, electric appliances, doors, glass walls etc. The basic formula used to calculate heat gain through glass windows is given below. Area * Q (w/m2) * correction = Heat gain Solar heat gain is represented by Q. And every glass window has its own correction factor. These values were taken from the manual DA-09. This formula was used for every glass component which was facing sunlight directly. Sample calculations for the glass on west and north are given below: Table 1: Solar heat gain through reference glass (w/m^2) Table 2: Solar characteristics and glass factors West: 2 * 0.9 * 1.2 * 470* 0.94/0.85= 1122.7 W (2 windows .9 x 1.2 m each 0.85 cooling coil efficiency) North: 2* 0.9 * 1.2 * 85 * 0.94/0.85=203.04 W The values of solar heat gain and correction factors were taken from the table 1 2 respectively. CE 3.12 The next part was to calculate solar and transmission gain through walls and roof. Now the equation for heat transfer through the wall is: Q = (Area) * (Equivalent Temperature Differences) * U Here, U represents transmission co-efficient and the value for transmission co-efficient for the material was taken from the manual. Sample calculations for the transmission gain through West, North and South walls are given below. Values for U and Equivalent temperature difference are taken from Table 3 4. Table 3: Equivalent temperature difference (C0) Table 4: Transmission coefficient U-masonry walls (W/m2C) West: 18.84 * 12.8 * 2.01 = 484.71 w North: 12.84 * 16.1 * 2.01 = 415.51 w South: 12.71 * 6.7 * 2.01 = 171.165 w Total Solar and transmission through walls is 1071.385 w CE 3.13 Transmission gain through partitions between different rooms on ground level, doors, glass walls, floor, ceilings were also calculated for correct estimation of the total load. Transmission coefficient for each surface was different due to their material and was taken directly from the manual. Area and temperature difference of each surface was calculated before calculating heat gain. CE 3.14Temperature of the car park was more than the temperature on the ground level so heat was to be transmitted through the floor. To calculate this, I simply calculated the temperature difference, transmission coefficient of the floor and area. For ceiling, because the temperature is the same on the both sides, so, there was no heat transmission through ceiling. CE 3.15 The next part is to calculate the internal heat due to people present in the room. Number of people, diversity factor and heat gain from people was used to calculate the sensible heat gain through people. I used the following equation for this. Q = no of people * diversity factor * heat gain from people It was assumed that the number of males and females were equal. Metabolic factor for the female is 0.85male. Diversity factor and heat gain from people were taken from the manual. CE 3.16 The next step was to calculate the heat from the light sources on the ground floor. Different assumptions were made on the area of ground floor that how much light intensity would be needed. Then based on this light intensity the heat from the lightening sources were calculated. The equation used for this purpose was. Q = Area (m2) * 20 (watt/m2) * diversity factor * storage load CE 3.17Now the next step was to calculate heat generated from different appliances in the room. We had to assume all the devices that can be present in a generic apartment. These include coffee maker, dishwashers, refrigerators and stuff like this. Manual was to take the value of heat gain for different appliances. A range of different appliances was included in the manual. Based on these things the load calculation was done. Similarly, calculations were made about the food being cooked in the kitchen. Safety factor of 5% was used while calculating the total sensible heat from all the sources to tackle any mistake while calculating the load CE 3.18 Internal load had two components; sensible, latent. After calculating total sensible heat, I calculated the total latent heat as well. Safety factor of 5% was used for the total latent heat. After the heat gain was calculated from different resources I had to add these values and calculate the end results. Below tables show the end results of these values. Zone 1 represents the ground floor. CE 3.19 After calculating the total heat gain in summers, all the calculations were repeated using the conditions for the winters and heat loss was calculated for all individual components. Which was in the added up to get the total heat loss in winters. Qs represents the heat gain in summers and Qw represents the heat loss in the winters. Table 5: Results for zone1 (sensible and latent heat) CE 3.21 Now next step was to compare the results of these with simulation results. Me and my colleague compared the results. There was a little bit of difference in the results. This was since CAMEL is advanced software and it accounts for every little thing. Manual calculations are very long process and there is always a little chance of error in it. CE 3.22 To suggest any structural changes in the building for the reduction of overall load, I added different features in the structure i.e. added shades on the windows, reduced the windows area, used different partition materials and wall thickness. I used the CAMEL simulation to see the effect of these changes. By changing some of these parameters I could reduce the load to some extent. Summary: CE 3.23 The day I completed this project I called my dad and asked him to send me blue prints of the house. I started comparing my experimental calculations with my house loads to procure optimum ventilation system components. After three weeks of hard work, I installed the system in my house. I think for me it was nothing less than pulling off a miracle. Starting off with the HVAC basics book, given by the technician to the HVAC course in my Bachelors, then earning a Masters degree and finally ending up designing my own HVAC system based on those heating and cooling calculations reference was nothing less than a dream come true. I really do feel proud of my efforts. So, I would like to conclude by saying that this project helped me achieve my goals to speak of which, as of now, I am on a video call with my dad back in Pakistan who is sitting in that comfy room.
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Monday, January 20, 2020
Throughout history people have enjoyed a democracy which basically puts the way that society runs in the hands of the people who live in it. In the essay Ã¢â¬Å"Severing the Human ConnectionÃ¢â¬ by H. Bruce Miller there is a valid argument that our society has turned for the worse. In the past our society has expected everyone to behave in a manner which benefits everyone in it, everyone should respect and cherish the freedom and therefore the freedom should stay. But as we all see and experience every day there is a strong fear of detection and punishment which becomes the only deterrent of crime. Pre-paid gas stations, burglar alarms in every house, guards everywhere, anti-shoplifting tags etc. People tend to behave pretty much the way others expect them to behave. And, as stated in the essay, if the prevailing assumption is that people are crooks more and more of them will be crooks. Because our society treats everyone like a criminal our society has become harsh, unfeeling, pa ranoid, and punitive. The human connection has been severed. Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã A society, which assumes its members are honest, tends to be more human and comfortable for the people who live in it. As we drive down the streets of our respected cities we have to worry about certain things like; Is my seatbelt on? Does my license plate show 100%? Am I driving within the five mile per hour cushion of the speed limit? Etc. And as we wonder about all these things we pass cops left and right who are just waiting for someone to mess up or be suspected of DWI or car theft or something even worse. Is it just me or is it annoying to see a selected few criminals who do break the laws ruin it for the rest of us who donÃ¢â¬â¢t. Now we have to worry about making small mistakes, which is very uncomfortable to most of us, and sometimes can lead to bigger problems. Ã¢â¬Å"Society can and does execute its own mandates; and if it issues wrong mandates instead of right, or any mandates at all in things with which it ought not to meddle, it practices a social tyranny more formidable than many kinds of political oppression, since, though not usually upheld by such extreme penalties, it leaves fewer means of escape, penetrating much more deeply into the details of life, and enslaving the soul itself.
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Saturday, January 11, 2020
There are many way how the history of policing is related to community policing. Some way that the history of policing is related to community policing is better than others. Well as we know that community policing focuses on crime and social disorder through the delivery of police services that includes aspects of traditional law enforcement, as well as prevention, problem solving, community engagement, and partnerships. Community policing also model balances reactive responses to call for service with proactive problem solving centered on the causes of crime and disorder. Community policing requires police and citizens to join together as partners. The community policing had a strong history, during the history of policing. Community police increased interest in how to best involve citizens in the crime problems solution. They also increased experimentation on methods for preventing crime, including a number of studies on the impact of foot patrol. Community policing and variation on it have became the operating philosophy and underlie much of police practice today. Moreover, community policing has became a powerful organizing theme that continues to shape how police departments deliver services, particularly at the local level of government. The history of community policing began to relate to policing in the beginning in the early 1970s, police began to experiment with ways that putted them into closer interaction with the public. But, the community relation movement had begun in the late 1940Ã¢â¬â¢s and into the 1950Ã¢â¬â¢s. This then influenced this transition for policing, as did the rise of alternative forms of policing such as team policing. In both the community relations movement and team policing, there was an attempt to create more public support for the police, while at the same time providing them with a clearer role in community public safety.
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Friday, January 3, 2020
From 2000 to 2007 the rate of children living in poverty increased to 18% in the United States (Kristin, 2009). Children live in poverty are at an increased rate of risk and negative outcomes. Poverty affects the person s life and increased die numbers. The children are more affected by poverty problems than adults, which had downsides on their future. Further, one in five children in the United states are from households below the poverty line, and among the most developed nations in the world, the United States ranks second highest in child poverty (UNICEF, 2012). There are several factors affects children engaging in class likewise, health, relationship, and hope. Health problem is a considerable issue, especially if it will affect our children life and future. Poor people are likely to have diseases and health problem. A study by two prominent neuroscientists suggested that intelligence is linked to health (Gray and Thompson, 2004). Some studies indicate that the health problems affect the attention, memory, and learning skills. A case in point, it is known that the breakfast is an important meal for the body health; so imagine that the poor student does not have this meal, it will affect their health and their class performance .In addition, if they do not remember what they had in class because of poor diet, they will not engage and try to be more activate during the class activities. The food and nutrition Service reports that 53 percent of infants born in the UnitedShow MoreRelatedChildren Of Poverty And Poverty1722 Words Ã |Ã 7 Pages Children Living in Poverty Andrea GuzmÃ ¡n California State University, Fullerton I. NEEDS STATEMENT Children who live in extreme poverty or who live below the poverty line for multiple years appear, all other things being equal, to suffer the worst outcomes Income poverty is the condition of not having enough income to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter. 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This is a worldwide issue that you may find in many countries, never the less you see it everywhere and even when you donÃ¢â¬â¢t itÃ¢â¬â¢s there. Millions of children, young adults, and elderlyRead MorePoverty Of America And Ireland1630 Words Ã |Ã 7 Pagespopulation lives on less than $1.25 daily. Poverty can be displayed and treated in different ways, like the way it is measured or the way assistance is delivered. To provide evidence of this, the poverty in the countries of America and Ireland will be compared. From the Merriam-Webster dictionary, poverty is defined as Ã¢â¬Å"the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions.Ã¢â¬ In most communities, people who suffer in poverty are those that go without water, food
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Thursday, December 26, 2019
Freedom of speech is a fundamental American freedom and a human right, and thereÃ¢â¬â¢s no place that this right should be more valued and protected than in colleges and universities. A college exists to educate and to advance a student s knowledge. Colleges do so by acting as a Ã¢â¬Å"marketplace of ideasÃ¢â¬ where ideas compete. It is important to be able to compare your ideas with everyone else as it helps to open your mind to other peopleÃ¢â¬â¢s views and can give you a different perception on things. In the article Ã¢â¬Å"The Coddling of the American Mind,Ã¢â¬ Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukiankoff talked about how too many college students engage in Ã¢â¬Å"catastrophizing, which is in short, the overreaction to something. 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Wednesday, December 18, 2019
RenÃ © Descartes 1641 Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 1996. This file is of the 1911 edition of The Philosophical Works of Descartes (Cambridge University Press), translated by Elizabeth S. Haldane. Prefatory Note To The Meditations. The first edition of the Meditations was published in Latin by Michael Soly of Paris Ã¢â¬Å"at the Sign of the PhoenixÃ¢â¬ in 1641 cum Privilegio et Approbatione Doctorum. The Royal Ã¢â¬Å"privilegeÃ¢â¬ was indeed given, but the Ã¢â¬Å"approbationÃ¢â¬ seems to have been of a most indefinite kind. The reason of the book being published in France and not in Holland, where Descartes was living in a charming country house at Endegeest near Leiden, was apparently his fear that the Dutch ministers might in some way lay hold of it. His friend, Pere Mersenne, took charge of its publication in Paris and wrote to him about any difficulties that occurred in the course of its progress through the press. 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Question: Discuss about the Case of AlAin Municipality. Answer: The report details about the case of AlAin Municipality (AAM) which released the plan of the ELMS management system for the process of automation of the lands and the properties. It also worked on the manual processing as well as the electronic processing. The electronic system has been effective for the customer satisfaction where there is easy processing of the transactions as well. (Iyengar et al, 2015). The concept of management information system is based on providing the right kind of information that is required to manage the company in an effective manner. With this, the AAM will also be able to work on the easy scanning of the customer documents which will decrease the time of checking the customer files. The electronic approval authority also tends to reduce the customer time with the ability to track the flow of work for the approval. The standards are set to record the information of the customer, electronically. (Laudon Laudon, 2016). MIS will be able to work on handling the information sharing by easy authorization and e-archiving to file the documents as well. The reduced usage of paper with the reduced number of staff will be helpful for the outsourcing company as well. The AAM with MIS has been able to work over the reengineering of the services with revaluation of the staff and KPI which depends on the transactions that proceeds depending upon the reports and statistics. The system of MIS can be utilized to change the data into information used for the decision making (Wu et al, 2015). The system (ELMs) provides an extra element of safety in the system. As per the analysis, there are reduced complaints of the customer, where the manager works on the evaluation of the performance. The organisation need to work over the training of the employees with updating all the data in the documents, with reduced staff. Here, the updates are depending upon the documents which depend on the information of the customer. The documents are mainly related to the ownership of the land and so there is a need of a proper approval. This will help in easily updating and keeping a proper record of the people in the computer with improved accuracy as well. The project also has a possibility to allow the MIS systems to check the errors before they are allowed at the customer level. (Al-Mamary et al, 2013). The disadvantages are related to the update of the information where the customer is immigrated to the previous database where the information could be wrong in the previous case. Hence, there is a possibility of the duplicity of the data as well. Hence, there is a delay in the system upgrade which leads to the change in the rules and the regulations as well, where the inflexibility in the system could lead to the different complications and the errors. There are delay responding to the errors as well. In addition to teaching one must learn the system work process as per the needs (Al-Mamary et al, 2013). MIS is highly distinct from the normal information system and used to evaluate other IS that are applied in various operational level function in the company. MIS is actually a more planned system of different collection, storage, processing as well as dissemination of data in the kind of information which is required to carry the management operations (Stair Reynolds, 2013). ELMS can work over the low ability using technology for the employees and work over the improvement of the system structure as well. To gain success in long run, the MIS system which is designed for companies, management and other technical factors. For ELMS, there is a possibility to work on creating the team with updating the customer files. This will help in improving the accuracy of the system as well. Along with this, there is a need to work on properly educating the employees and helping them to learn on the system. The study must motivate the company to be part of increasing the MIS and make an effective contribution in the system level design (Chang Lin, 2015). To get an ideal flow of data which is right for MIS is highly in demand right now. Therefore, it is crucial to have a clarity on MIS which is followed in a company at every level of management to take right decisions. A MIS also collects as well as process information and helps in providing the assistance in decision making, execution, planning and control (Chang Lin, 2015). References Al-Mamary, Y. H., Shamsuddin, A., Abdul Hamid, N. A. (2013). The impact of management information systems adoption in managerial decision making: A review.Management Information Systems,8(4), 010-017. Iyengar, K., Sweeney, J. R., Montealegre, R. (2015). Information technology use as a learning mechanism: The impact of IT use on knowledge transfer effectiveness, absorptive capacity, and franchisee performance.Mis Quarterly,39(3). Laudon, K. C., Laudon, J. P. (2016).Management information system. Pearson Education India. Stair, R., Reynolds, G. (2013).Principles of information systems. Cengage Learning. Chang, C. L. H., Lin, T. C. (2015). The role of organizational culture in the knowledge management process.Journal of Knowledge management,19(3), 433-455. Wu, S. P. J., Straub, D. W., Liang, T. P. (2015). How information technology governance mechanisms and strategic alignment influence organizational performance: Insights from a matched survey of business and it managers.Mis Quarterly,39(2), 497-518.
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