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Building devices (hydraulic and aeraulic networks, thermodynamic devices, electricity)




  1. Applied thermodynamic

Reminder of thermodynamic basics (1st and 2nd principles), study of the devices through their cycle: vapor turbine, thermal motors, cogeneration… Power and efficiency calculations


  1. Hydraulic

Thanks to Technical Document 60-11: study of the sizing of indoor hot and cold sanitary water devices, study of Legionella problem, sizing of storage systems, of pressure maintain devices. Sizing of  sewage disposal.



  1. Aeraulic

Increase public awareness of an the stakes of ventilation like to the movements of air out and in a building and to their “nonfatal” use in natural ventilation (VN). To learn how to choose and dimension an installation of ventilation (VN and VMC). To approach the lawful context (RT), aeraulic modeling (CFD, diffusion…), and to present demonstrative buildings .


  1. Electricity

Study of the C15-100 of the UTE C 15-105 guide. Analyze of various protections relating to the safety of electrical installations:

- protection of the circuits (choice of the protection apparatus adapted to a drain);

 - protections of the people (modes of neutral, differential protection)


At the end of this module, the student will have understood and be able to explain (main concepts):


  1. the behavior and the design of classical thermodynamic devices used in buildings. (Applied thermodynamic)
  2. how to design indoor hot and cold sanitary water devices (Building hydraulic)
  3. how to design air devices: transport, supply (Building air devices)
  4. the protection and security techniques used in  houses, collective or industrial buildings (Electricity)


The student will be able to:

-       design hydraulic and air networks using methods described during class

-       name and explain the protection and security techniques used in classical buildings

calculate thermodynamic devices efficiency (refrigeration, cogeneration…) and draw the corresponding cycles on thermodynamic charts

Recommended prerequisite

fluid mechanics (viscous flows)

basic notions in electricity

thermodynamic principles and charts

Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...