There are no binding prerequisites for the course,more in detail several basics of mathematical analysis are recalled and used.
Two written tests are scheduled as Thermodynamics and components section and Building physics and heat transfer section are concerned. Both of them consist of exercises to solve and theoretical questions. The final score comes from the weighted average of the scores for each of the two parts, based on the respective number of lectures.
Two midterm test for each part are scheduled, which can replace the exam in two parts as it has been earlier defined. The score comes from an average in this case too. Optional oral tests are possible, in case of score after written test above the passing grade, with detailed rules that will be defined during the course.
Knowledge and understanding of the basic elements of thermodynamics.
Ability to apply thermodynamics to the components of thermal plants, classifying their performance.
Ability to consider heat transfer from a technical point of view, quantifying the phenomenon with reference to applications to buildings and systems.
Ability to deal with the energy certification of buildings taking into account hygrometric problems.
Knowledge of the acoustics applied to the built environment, of BIM as a description and modeling tool.
Ability to master the fundamental calculation tools for the study of thermal components and systems.
APPLIED THERMODYNAMICS: Introduction to applied thermodynamics; the properties of substances and the 1st principle of thermodynamics; the entropy and the 2nd principle of thermodynamics.
COMPONENTS AND FLUID MACHINES: Components of fluid systems and machines, efficiencies and fields of application; direct cycles and inverse cycles; notes on specific driving and operating machines.
HEAT TRANSFER: Thermal conduction at at steady state, Thermo-fluid dynamics and thermal convection, heat transfer by radiation, Combined heat exchange and building energy balance
ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS: Moist air and notes on hygrometry; energy certification and building regulations; building acoustics: basic definitions and parameters; BIM and simulation of different building performances.
Lecture notes on various topics of the course made available by the teacher
- G. Cesini, G. Latini, F. Polonara :Fisica Tecnica, CittàStudi, 2017
- R. Spagnolo : Acustica, fondamenti e applicazioni, UTET, 2015
Lectures, classroom exercises on each topic and subsequent exercises to be carried out individually, with classroom correction.