David Yuill

David Yuill

David Yuill
Contact Information:
PKI 104E
Omaha/PKI
(402) 554-4176
dyuill@unl.edu
Email   
Personal Links:
Digital Commons
Professional Memberships:
ASHRAE
ASME
Consortium for HVAC Equipment Diagnostics
Western HVAC Performance Alliance
IBPSA

Assistant Professor of Architectural Engineering
Academic Degrees
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
  • M.A.E., Architectural Engineering, University of Nebraska
  • B.S., Architectural Engineering, University of Nebraska
2017 UNO Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award

Dr. Yuill has is a recipient of the 2017 UNO Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award. This award was established to honor distinguished teaching in the classroom. An announcement can be seen here: UNO Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award


Areas of Research and Professional Interest
  • High performance sustainable buildings
  • Energy conservation through smart buildings
  • Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD) in HVAC systems
  • Performance of FDD
  • HVAC Controls
  • Ventilation and indoor air quality
  • Thermal comfort inference through wearable devices
  • Building energy modeling
Courses Taught

About David Yuill

David Yuill joined the faculty of the Durham School in 2014. He previously spent several years in industry, doing retro-commissioning, HVAC system design, and research. He worked at two large architecture/engineering firms, doing mechanical system design work on several high-profile buildings, including the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, The Getty Villa of the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the DeBartolo Performing Arts Centre at Notre Dame. From 2003-2009 Dr. Yuill was vice-president, and later president, of an engineering consulting company that specialized in research. At that company he won and managed over $600k of research projects. During this time he was also a visiting lecturer at the University of Nebraska.

Before becoming an engineer, Dr. Yuill worked as a musician for several years and as a hunting guide in Canada. He has traveled extensively in Africa, Europe and Asia. He is the proud father of two amazing daughters.



Experience

Service:

Peer reviewer:

  • ASHRAE Journal
  • ASHRAE Transactions
  • Architectural Engineering Institute Conference Proceedings
  • International Journal of Refrigeration
  • International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference Proceedings
  • Journal of Architectural Engineering (ASCE)

Professional Organization Activity

  • Chair, ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals Committee, 2013-present
  • Member, ASHRAE Handbook Committee, 2007-present
  • Member, ASHRAE Technical Committees (recurring, 2004-present):

TC 1.2 – Instruments and Measurements (Vice chair)
TC 6.6 – Service Water Heating
TC 7.5 – Smart Building Systems (Secretary)

  • ANSI/ASHRAE Standards Project Committees:

Vice-chair, Guideline 2 – Engineering Analysis of Experimental Data, 2009-2010
Vice-chair, Standard 207p – Laboratory Method of Test of Fault Detection and Diagnostics Applied to Commercial Air-Cooled Packaged Systems, 2012-present
Member, Standard 41.3 – Standard Methods for Pressure Measurement, 2006-2014

License:
Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Mechanical Engineering

Research Projects:

  • Investigation of Airside Fouling of Outdoor Heat Exchangers
  • Fault Detection and Diagnosis (FDD) Methods for Supermarkets
  • Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Currently Utilized Diagnostic Protocols
  • Development of an Evaluation System for Fault Detection and Diagnosis Tools Applied to Vapor Compression Air-Conditioning Systems
  • Test Methods for Evaluating Fault Detection and Diagnostic Systems
  • Diagnostic Protocol Evaluator
  • Development of an Accurate Feed-Forward Temperature Control Tankless Water Heater
  • Multiple Space Effects on Ventilation Efficiency in Standard 62.1 
  • A Validation Study of the Air-Handling System Models in EnergyPlus
  • Western Power Grid Peak Demand Reduction Program
  • Development of a Fan Airflow Station
  • Immune Buildings
  • Improvement of Laboratory Exhaust Fan Systems 
  • Development of a Field Procedure to Measure the Airtightness of Wall Construction Elements in Houses
  • A study of Radon Concentrations in Residential Sewer Connections
  • A Study of Radon Concentrations in Rural Manitoba
  • Investigation of Indoor Air Quality, Air Infiltration Rates and Air Tightness of a 78-House Sample

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 UNO Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award
  • Architectural Engineering 2017 Outstanding Faculty Award 
  • 2016 ASHRAE New Investigator Award
  • ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award
  • Architectural Engineering 2008 Teaching Award
  • Student Paper Competition, 2nd Place – International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference 2012
  • ASHRAE Graduate Fellowship
  • Outstanding Graduating Senior 2001 – University of Nebraska
  • Dean’s List – University of Nebraska
  • Chancellor’s List – University of Nebraska
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society


Selected Publications

Reviewed Articles:

Book Chapters:

  • Yuill, D.P., 2016, Evaluating the Performance of Automated Fault Detection and Diagnosis Tools, in Q. Zhang, S.E. Li, and K. Deng (eds.), Automotive Air Conditioning. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland.
  • Yuill, D.P. and J.E. Braun, 2015, Evaluating performance of FDD for unitary systems, in B. Capehart and M. Brambley (eds.), Automated Diagnostics for Facility Equipment, Systems and Whole Buildings, Fairmont Press, Lilburn, GA.
  • 2013 ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals, contributor to Chapter 16 – Ventilation and Infiltration and to Chapter 36 – Measurement and Instruments. ASHRAE, Atlanta, GA. 
  • 2009 ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals, contributor to Chapter 36 – Measurement and Instruments, ASHRAE, Atlanta, GA.


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