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Joseph Bostick

Joseph Bostick

Single Variable Calculus Instructor at the United States Military Academy

MAJ Joe Bostick, PE, PMP is a United States Army Engineer Officer who is currently assigned to the United States Military Academy as a Single Variable Calculus instructor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. MAJ Bostick has served in a multitude of roles in the Army to include: platoon leader, executive officer, aide-de-camp, and company commander. He has used his engineering background to assist in construction projects throughout the Middle East and in various locations in the United States. MAJ  Bostick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. MAJ  Bostick is a licensed professional engineer in Missouri.


Track: Optimization

Reducing Heating Energy Demand With Optimization and Co-Simulation

A method of decreasing heating load of HVAC systems in a single-dwelling model of a multifamily building, by controlling movable insulation through the optimization of flux, time, surface incident solar radiation, and temperature thresholds. Simulations are completed using a co-simulation between EnergyPlus and MATLAB as an optimization tool to find optimal control thresholds. Optimization of the control thresholds leads to a significant decrease in total heating energy expenditure.