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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

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...