THERMAL COMFORT IN BUILDINGS, SEMI-OUTDOOR AND OUTDOOR URBAN SPACES
cod. 1005410

Academic year 2014/15
2° year of course - Annual
Professor
RAINIERI Sara
Academic discipline
Prova finale per settore senza discipline (PROFIN_S)
Field
Per la prova finale
Type of training activity
Language/Final test
10 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
in - - -

Learning objectives

Knowledge and understanding:
At the end of the course the student will learn the basic principles necessary to the evaluation of the indoor and outdoor thermal comfort.
Applying knowledge and understanding:
At the end of the course the student should have acquired applied knowledge on the indoor and outdoor thermal comfort. The student must also know the main reference standards within the field.
Making judgments:
By the end of the course the student will have the tools to critically evaluate the design choices in the relation to the indoor and outdoor thermal comfort.
Communication skills:
the student must possess the ability to present clearly the procedure adopted in the assessment of the indoor and outdoor thermal comfort.

Prerequisites

To follow the seminar with profit requires knowledge of the basic concepts of Applied Physics.

Course unit content

The course aims to provide expertise on the design of buildings, semi-outdoor and outdoor urban spaces in relation to thermal comfort. The activity consists of a seminar aimed at introducing the topic of thermal comfort.

Full programme

APPLICATION OF THERMAL COMFORT INDICES TO OUTDOOR URBAN SETTINGS USING RAYMAN MODEL.

PMV-PPD predicted mean vote.
Physiological effective temperature.
Standard effective temperature.
Mean radiant temperature.
RayMan Model.
Case studies.

Bibliography

2009 ASHRAE Handbook – Fundamentals
Additional educational material available on the University web learning site “Campus Net” .

Teaching methods

The course consists of a seminar.

Assessment methods and criteria

The assessment is performed at the end of the course through the evaluation of the project work, presented by the student with the help of Power Point software.

Other information

Lecture attendance is compulsory.