Dr. Chen and his research team conduct research on high-performance buildings, such as net-zero energy (ready), focusing on performance modelling, modular design and prefabrication, utilization of renewable energy, and integrated intelligent design and operation.
Research Projects in Progress
Equilibrium of planar systems. Analysis of statically determinate trusses and frames. Friction. Centroids and centres of gravity. Forces and moments in beams. Second moments of area. Note: Students in all sections of this course will write a common final examination. Corequisite: MATH 100.Fall Term 2020
Design and analysis of building systems for maintaining the indoor environment. Design of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems through load calculations, equipment selection and specification. Prerequisites: MEC E 340, 370 or 371.Winter Term 2021