Single-Course Danish 5 ECTS

Thermal Building Physics

Overall Course Objectives

The course gives an in-depth understanding of the heat transfer mechanisms: Conduction, convection and radiation, as well as in setting up heat balances. The course will give proficiency in analysing the thermal conditions of whole buildings and building components. The course enables the students to understand and use calculation methods for steady-state, transient, one- and multi-dimensional heat flows, including models for building components.

Learning Objectives

• discuss the heat transfer mechanisms which are relevant for building thermal analysis: conduction, convection and radiation
• carry out an analytical calculation of steady-state conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer
• compose a heat balance for a zone within a whole building and for a surface within a building component
• translate a problem concerning thermal conditions of a building or building component into a physical/mathematical model
• carry out an analytical calculation of non-steady heat conduction in a body
• carry out an analytical calculation of temperature change of a room
• explain about methods for numerical calculation of non-steady heat flows in constructions
• carry out an analytical calculation of multidimensional heat conduction in a body
• explain about numerical calculation of multidimensional heat flow in building structures
• set up a model for calculation of multidimensional heat flow in a building component
• judge what would be an appropriate design of the building envelope with respect to achieving an optimal thermal function, including minimization of thermal bridges
• carry out a complete thermal analysis of a building design using the taught calculation methods, such that the thermal function of the building will be optimized

Course Content

Analysis of heat transfer mechanisms: Conduction, convection and radiation, and their application to heat transfer in buildings. Calculation of heat transport under transient and multidimensional conditions with introduction of appropriate thermal analysis software.
Composition of the building envelope and the underlying principles. Thermal properties of building components. Thermal analysis of insulation for technical systems.

Recommended prerequisites

41549/41901/41952

Teaching Method

Lectures and group work

Faculty

See course in the course database.

Registration

Language Danish 13 weeks Sustain DTU Lyngby Campus 12601 Bachelor Week 35 Week 48 Wed 8-12
Price 7.500,00 DKK