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Building networks (hot and cold water networks, aeraulics)


Program (detailed contents):

  •  Hot water networks

In-depth presentation of the heating system (heat production, emission, distribution, operation)

 Hydro-thermal performance of a heating system


  • Hydraulics

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


  • Aeraulics

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.




The technologies related to the heating systems are studied during regular classroom and a visit of a real heating network is planned.


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


  1. The hydro-thermal characteristics of a heating system
  2. The pressure distribution in a network
  3. The control strategies applied to heating systems used in buildings
  4. How to design indoor hot and cold sanitary water devices (Building hydraulic)
  5. How to design air devices: transport, supply (Building air devices)





The student will be able to:


-        Design hydraulic and air networks by using the methods exposed during the seminars

-        Analyse the behaviour of existing heating systems

-        Design and size a heating system for collective housing


Needed prerequisite

Heat transfer and Fluid Mechanics I & II

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...