Coursebooks

Thermodynamics of comfort in buildings

CIVIL-450

Lecturer(s) :

Khovalyg Dolaana

Language:

English

Summary

This course provides an integrated approach to analyze thermal performance of buildings by examining thermodynamics of heat flows in buildings and correlation between human thermoregulation, thermal sensation of occupants, dynamic indoor and outdoor environment, performance of the building envelope

Content

Keywords

Indoor thermal environment, dynamic building performance, heating/cooling, energy use

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Recommended courses

Important concepts to start the course

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

-    Lectures and exercises on theoretical introduction to the search of the equilibrium between personal sensation, indoor thermal environment, performance of the building envelope and mechanical thermal conditioning systems
-    Laboratory activities to enrich understanding of students on dynamic indoor environment and the associated energy expense to maintain comfortable conditions. Students will perform measurements in an office room and analyze heat flow and energy consumption of the integrated HVAC system. The test facility is a small building prototype located on the Smart Living Lab (www.smartlivinglab.ch) site in Fribourg

Expected student activities

Participate in lectures, work on exercises, work in groups on measurements in the building prototype, analyze results, prepare a presentation, and write a technical report

Assessment methods

Three mini-tests: 45% (3 x 15%)
Laboratory report and presentation: 55%

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Resources

Bibliography

Ressources en bibliothèque

Prerequisite for

"Le contenu de cette fiche de cours est susceptible d'être modifié en raison du covid-19"

In the programs

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  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German