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Indoor building physics

Presentation

Programme (detailed contents):

- Thermal and acoustic Comfort;

- Sensitizing with RT2012, the practice of the thermal insulation, bioclimatic concepts and labels HQE, LEED, BREAM ;

- Aerolics: principles to design  a network;

- Heating: heat production, distribution and emission;

- Air conditioning: moist air diagram, elementary evolutions, design the elements of a air handling unit.

- Acoustics: physical acoustics, sound insulation of buildings, acoustics of the rooms, lawful aspects.

Objectives

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

 

- useful criteria to qualify comfort;

- basic knowledge for designing a system of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC);

- to be sensitized to energy saving in HVAC systems and to thermal code RT;

- basic knowledge to treat the sound insulation of buildings.

 

The student will be able to:

 

- To design a simple installation of heating and air conditioning;

- To analyze the operation of the elements of an air conditioning and heating installation;

- To calculate the sound insulation  of a wall, the time of reverberation of a room and to propose a treatment;

 - To calculate the direct and reverberated acoustic fields;

 - To enrich a numerical model.

 

Expected skills :

  • design a basic HVAC installation
  • analyze the operation of the elements of a heating and air conditioning system ;
  • calculate the sound insulation of a wall , the reverberation time of a room and offer treatment

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...