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Indoor building physics


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.


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

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...