The objectives of the course provide that each student acquires knowledge and skills related to the thermophysics of buildings. The course aims at providing the knowledge and skills (ie the ability to apply the knowledge) necessary for the thermal analysis of buildings and each of its sub-systems. To develop the necessary threshold skills required in the study of any building or plant component, the student is asked to demonstrate the achievement of knowledge and skills on the following aspects of particular importance.
1) To know the theories underlying the mathematical models of simulation of building and plant components.
2) To identify the critical points that can be improved, evaluate the uncertainties and tolerances inherent in each calculation method.
3) To analyze a building component (opaque or transparent structure, door or window) to check if it meets the transmittance requirements required by current legislation.
4) To identify the dominant parameters in the choice of a system or a component, define its shape, dimensions and peculiarities.
5) To know how to propose the appropriate design changes to increase the performance and energy efficiency of each system or component of the building-plant.
6) To identify the constraints imposed by the functional requirements and the characteristics of the materials.
7) To know the nomenclature and terminology, both scientific and normative, also in English.
At the end of the training activity, in agreement with the Dublin descriptors, the student must have acquired knowledge and understanding, independence of judgment, communication and display skills, ability to learn and communicate.