ENVIRONMENTAL APPLYED PHYSICS
This course studies building science fundamental principals in detail. Focus is placed on psychrometrics, heat transfer, air transfer, and moisture transport. Combined heat, air and moisture transports are also investigated.
This course allows students to develop an advanced understanding of building science theory, and provides the foundation of technical knowledge for other courses.
It includes understanding climate, the environment, heat, air and moisture transfer, durability, and principles of modeling
Learning outcomes: Building science:
- Heat transfer (temperature, Humidity, Energy Efficiency)
- Indoor Air Quality
- Indoor Lighting
- Acoustics (Room and building)
1. Straube, J.F. and Burnett, E.F.P., Building Science for Building Enclosures, Building Science, Press Inc., Westford, Massachusetts, 2005.
2. Hutcheon, N.B. and Handegord, G.O.P., Building Science for a Cold Climate, National Research, Council of Canada, Ottawa, 1995.
Supplementary Texts and Resources
Hens, H., Building Physics – Heat, Air and Moisture: Fundamentals and Engineering Methods with Examples and Exercises, Ernst & Sohn
On-line material (pdf and supplementary reading) will be available
Theory, lectures, in-class discussions, research work and applications of learned material through assignments.
In addition, students’ written communication skills will be furthered through a report writing about one of the topics here discussed.
For each module, each student will provide a short oral communication (about 15 minutes) to the classroom, explaining the context and the understanding of the module, for a total of 4 short oral communications.
Modalità verifica apprendimento
Course grades will be determined as a weighting average of:
• 4 short oral communication; Assignment: 15% each;
• written communication: Assignment: 40%;
• Final Grade (exam): the sum of the aforementioned gradings.
Assignments will be due at the end of each module, before the beginning of the next one.