MS, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, 1972
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, 1970
Energy conversion and utilization
Thermal system optimization
Applied artificial intelligence
Chen, Z., R. M. Nelson, and D. Ashlock, "Comparison of methods for predicting monthly post-retrofit energy use in buildings," accepted for publication in the ASHRAE Transactions , Summer 2003.
Huang, S. H. and R. M. Nelson, "Development of a Self-Tuning Fuzzy Logic Controller," ASHRAE Transactions, Vol. 105, Part 1, 1999, presented at ASHRAE Winter Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, January 1999.
Wardono, B. and R. M. Nelson, "Simulation of a Double-Effect LiBr/H2O Absorption Cooling System," ASHRAE Journal , Vol. 38, No. 10, pp. 32-38, October 1996.
Jang, K. J., E. B. Bartlett, and R. M. Nelson, "Measuring Retrofit Energy Savings Using Autoassociative Neural Networks," ASHRAE Transactions, Vol. 102, Part 2, 1996, presented at ASHRAE Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, June 1996.
Shams, H., R. M. Nelson, G. M. Maxwell, and C. Leonard, "Development Of A Knowledge-Based System For HVAC System Type Selection," ASHRAE Journal , Vol. 38, No. 8, pp. 165-171, August 1995.