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Building devices (thermodynamic devices, electricity)




  • 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



  • 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);



  • Metrology

Metrology fundamentals, basics of uncertainty calculation, calibration. Practical application to real HVAC systems.




Thermodynamics and Electricity : Lecture, seminar

Metrology: lecture, tutorials, lab work.


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


-         The behavior and the design of classical thermodynamic devices used in buildings. (Applied thermodynamic)

-         Protection and security techniques used in  houses, collective housing or industrial buildings (Electricity)

-         How to determine experimentally the energy balance of heating and cooling units (Metrology)



The student will be able to:


-         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

-         Analyse experimental data and calculate the related uncertainty

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...