Purdue Conferences Roll Up in July

The 21st International Compressor Engineering Conference, the 14th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference, and the 2nd International High Performance Buildings Conference will take place July 14-19, 2012 on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

21st International Compressor Engineering Conference at Purdue
In 2010 the International Compressor Engineering Conference at Purdue celebrated its 20th gathering. Conference highlights include the presentation of 98 papers in 19 different sessions, covering a range of topics from conventional compressor design enhancements to novel and innovative compression technologies. Topics for the 2012 conference will include sessions on specific compressor technologies such as reciprocating, rotary, scroll, screw, centrifugal, linear and novel compressors; in addition, there will be sessions that cover issues and present modeling and evaluation tools related to compressor design and reliability, such as noise control, vibration, gas pulsations, materials, lubrication, wear, and valves.

14th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue
The International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference covers a wide range of topics of interest to researchers and engineers involved in the development of technology improvements and/or assessments of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. In 2010, proceedings for this conference included 156 papers from authors all over the world. For 2012, we are soliciting papers on topics ranging from fundamental to applied, including heat transfer and fluid flow fundamentals, alternative refrigerants and working fluids, modeling of components and systems, heat exchanger enhancements and characterizations, controls, diagnostics, domestic, commercial and industrial refrigeration, heat pumps, transport refrigeration and air conditioning.

2nd International High Performance Buildings Conference at Purdue The International High Performance Buildings Conference started in 2010 and it was a great success. 56 papers were presented covering several areas of building design, operation and performance. The topics for the 2012 conference include: building envelope systems, indoor environment and air quality, visual and thermal comfort, building energy modeling and simulation, building materials, lighting and daylighting, building performance monitoring and diagnostics, HVAC systems, mixed-mode cooling and natural ventilation, building controls, net-zero energy building design, renewable and sustainable energy technologies for buildings, and related case studies on high performance building design and operation.

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