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Zuo, Wangda Associate Professor and Lewis-Worcester Faculty Fellow

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Research

research overview

  • My research focuses on developing cutting edge modeling and simulation technology and applying them for the design, operation and optimization of sustainable, smart, and resilient building, communities and cities. Our current primary research focuses are: - Model based optimization for sustainable buildings and communities - Large scale modeling for the design of smart and resilient cities - Fast indoor and outdoor airflow simulation - Building to grid integration

keywords

  • sustainable, smart and resilient city, net zero energy community, building energy efficiency, computational fluid dynamics, HVAC control, building system design optimization, equation based modeling, high performance computing, indoor environment modeling, data center

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • AREN 2120 - Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Explores fundamental principles of fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Topics include fluid statics, momentum and energy conservations; laminar and turbulent viscous flows; conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer. Emphasizes topics and problems that are important to Architectural Engineers including flow of fluids in pipes and ducts, heat transfer in buildings and building systems.
  • AREN 4317 - Architectural Engineering Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Provides a capstone experience to AREN students. Students design a modest commercial building and complete an integrated engineering design of the building systems executed for the conceptual, schematic, and design development phases. Students' teams work on structural, mechanical, electrical/lighting, and construction engineering management design. Each stage produce a professional-quality design document. Faculty and industry mentors participate in the teaching and evaluation of designs.
  • AREN 4890 - Sustainable Building Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Introduces green building design procedure/approach and provides insight into evolving design principles; explores aspects of building thermal/energy performance, indoor/outdoor environmental quality, occupant comfort and climate relevant to building design (structures not covered); emphasizes both comprehensive understanding and practical applications of sustainable building design strategies; applies prevailing simulation tools to assist green building design. Same as AREN 5890.
  • AREN 5890 - Sustainable Building Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Introduces green building design procedure/approach and provides insight into evolving design principles; explores aspects of building thermal/energy performance, indoor/outdoor environmental quality, occupant comfort and climate relevant to building design (structures not covered); emphasizes both comprehensive understanding and practical applications of sustainable building design strategies; applies prevailing simulation tools to assist green building design. Recommended prerequisite: AREN 3010. Same as AREN 4890.

Background

International Activities

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