cod. 1007421

Academic year 2017/18
2° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Fisica tecnica ambientale (ING-IND/11)
"discipline fisico-tecniche ed impiantistiche per l'architettura"
Type of training activity
60 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
course unit

Learning objectives

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


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Course unit content

Learning outcomes: Building science:
- Heat transfer (temperature, Humidity, Energy Efficiency)
- Indoor Air Quality
- Indoor Lighting
- Acoustics (Room and building)

Full programme

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Suggested Text
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

Teaching methods

Teaching Methodology:
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.

Assessment methods and criteria

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.

Other information

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