College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Mechanical engineering student makes discovery in ductwork

When it comes to creating more energy efficient ventilation systems, one Iowa State student’s research is paving the way for major advancements in the industry. Anthony Fontanini, graduate student in mechanical engineering (ME), is working on several projects that show how simply changing materials can conserve energy by nearly 25 percent in heating, ventilation, and …Continue reading “Mechanical engineering student makes discovery in ductwork”

Iowa State energy study proves fabric HVAC duct efficiency over metal systems

Mechanical engineers always suspected that fabric HVAC ductwork is more energy efficient than its metal duct counterpart, but now three members of the Iowa State University’s Mechanical Engineering Department have proven an overwhelming 24.5-percent efficiency differential.