01OTYLU, 01OTYPM

A.A. 2019/20

2019/20

Building physics

The course ‘Building Physics’ is a course on basic physics for architecture, and it deals with the environmental quality of indoor and outdoor spaces and with the energy performance of buildings and interior spaces. In this regard, the course aims at supplying students with an appropriate technical knowledge, as well as with tools for quantitative analyses, benchmark values, and building technologies. The main topics of the course include: fundamentals in acoustics, lighting, fluido-dynamics, thermal-dynamics and thermal-kinetics; requirements for environmental comfort; daylighting and electric lighting; sound absorptance and sound insulation; thermal-physics of buildings; appropriate materials and technologies to put into practice the theoretical concepts. The environmental physical phenomena described above will be addressed at a territory scale (during the first term) as well as at a building scale (part of the first term and second term). During the two terms of the course, theoretical concepts and quantitative analytical tools will be supplied to support the deign process the students will be addressed during the design studios which take place during the same term.

Building physics

The course ‘Building Physics’ is a course on basic physics for architecture, and it deals with the environmental quality of indoor and outdoor spaces and with the energy performance of buildings and interior spaces. In this regard, the course aims at supplying students with an appropriate technical knowledge, as well as with tools for quantitative analyses, benchmark values, and building technologies. The main topics of the course include: fundamentals in acoustics, lighting, fluido-dynamics, thermal-dynamics and thermal-kinetics; requirements for environmental comfort; daylighting and electric lighting; sound absorptance and sound insulation; thermal-physics of buildings; appropriate materials and technologies to put into practice the theoretical concepts. The environmental physical phenomena described above will be addressed at a territory scale (during the first term) as well as at a building scale (part of the first term and second term). During the two terms of the course, theoretical concepts and quantitative analytical tools will be supplied to support the deign process the students will be addressed during the design studios which take place during the same term.

Building physics

- Knowledge of environmental physical phenomena concerned with lighting, acoustics, thermal-hygrometry, with regard to their physical characters and their impact on the comfort and wellbeing of individuals - Capability to calculate performances and verify requirements in the sectors of acoustics, lighting, thermal-hygrometry, energy exchange and consumption with regard to building envelopes and indoor and outdoor spaces - Capability of defining conscious strategies and design processes concerned with a physical project for buildings and outdoor spaces - Capability of critically analyzing the quantitative results that will be obtained from analytical tools, also in terms of a sensitivity analysis of the outcome - Capability of dealing with a pre-sizing of lighting and HVAC systems.

Building physics

- Knowledge of environmental physical phenomena concerned with lighting, acoustics, thermal-hygrometry, with regard to their physical characters and their impact on the comfort and wellbeing of individuals - Capability to calculate performances and verify requirements in the sectors of acoustics, lighting, thermal-hygrometry, energy exchange and consumption with regard to building envelopes and indoor and outdoor spaces - Capability of defining conscious strategies and design processes concerned with a physical project for buildings and outdoor spaces - Capability of critically analyzing the quantitative results that will be obtained from analytical tools, also in terms of a sensitivity analysis of the outcome - Capability of dealing with a pre-sizing of lighting and HVAC systems.

Building physics

Students are required to have gained a basic knowledge in physics, with a degree consistent with high schools, as well as the knowledge of mathematical concepts gained during the course ‘calculus’, scheduled on the first year of the bachelor program.

Building physics

Students are required to have gained a basic knowledge in physics, with a degree consistent with high schools, as well as the knowledge of mathematical concepts gained during the course ‘calculus’, scheduled on the first year of the bachelor program.

Building physics

The course consists of two terms: the first term will mainly deal with analyses at a territory scale, while the second term will focus on analyses at a building scale. The course includes the following 4 macro-topics: • ACOUSTICS (2 CFU): the specific topics will be concerned with acoustical phenomenon from a physical (objective) and a perceptive (subjective) viewpoint. Theoretical concepts and practical/calculation tools will be supplied to correctly approach the project of sound absorptance and sound insulation • LIGHTING (2 CFU): the specific topics will be concerned with visual phenomenon from a physical (objective) and a perceptive (subjective) viewpoint. Theoretical concepts and practical/calculation tools will be supplied to correctly approach the project of daylighting and electric lighting • THERMAL AND HYGROMETRICAL PHENOMENA (4 CFU): the specifc topics will deal with climate quantities of outdoor spaces, bacis concepts of thermal-dynamics and psychrometry, with a special focus of the thermal exchange phenomena • TERMAL-PHYSICS OF BUILDINGS (2 CFU): the specific topics will deal with performance indicators related to building envelopes for the purpose of thermal-psychrometric verifications; analytical equations for the calculation of energy and mass balances in buildings; calculation of the energy performance for heating.

Building physics

The course consists of two terms: the first term will mainly deal with analyses at a territory scale, while the second term will focus on analyses at a building scale. The course includes the following 4 macro-topics: • ACOUSTICS (2 CFU): the specific topics will be concerned with acoustical phenomenon from a physical (objective) and a perceptive (subjective) viewpoint. Theoretical concepts and practical/calculation tools will be supplied to correctly approach the project of sound absorptance and sound insulation • LIGHTING (2 CFU): the specific topics will be concerned with visual phenomenon from a physical (objective) and a perceptive (subjective) viewpoint. Theoretical concepts and practical/calculation tools will be supplied to correctly approach the project of daylighting and electric lighting • THERMAL AND HYGROMETRICAL PHENOMENA (4 CFU): the specifc topics will deal with climate quantities of outdoor spaces, bacis concepts of thermal-dynamics and psychrometry, with a special focus of the thermal exchange phenomena • TERMAL-PHYSICS OF BUILDINGS (2 CFU): the specific topics will deal with performance indicators related to building envelopes for the purpose of thermal-psychrometric verifications; analytical equations for the calculation of energy and mass balances in buildings; calculation of the energy performance for heating.

Building physics

The course consists of lecture, numerical exercises, and experimental and practical design applications. The numerical exercises will be solved in classroom and will address: calculation of the daylight factor (point and average); calculation of illuminance levels (point and average) due to electric lighting; calculation of the conventional reverberation time in indoor spaces; calculation of the sound insulation according to mass law; behavior of simple thermal-dynamical systems; psychrometry; heat transfer through building envelope components; surface and in-the-mass condensation; application of energy and mass exchange balances in indoor spaces; sizing of heating systems in design conditions; calculation of the energy performance for the heating systems. Consistently with the topics that are dealt with in design studios, both in the first and in second term, a number of experimental activities and design application will be carried out. During the first term, the activities will be at an urban/territory scale and will concern the measurement of physical quantities of outdoor spaces, in terms of temperatures, illuminance and luminance maps, and sound levels. During the second term, the activities will be concerned with design application to buildings and will include the verification of thermal-hygrometric, lighting and acoustical standard requirements.

Building physics

The course consists of lecture, numerical exercises, and experimental and practical design applications. The numerical exercises will be solved in classroom and will address: calculation of the daylight factor (point and average); calculation of illuminance levels (point and average) due to electric lighting; calculation of the conventional reverberation time in indoor spaces; calculation of the sound insulation according to mass law; behavior of simple thermal-dynamical systems; psychrometry; heat transfer through building envelope components; surface and in-the-mass condensation; application of energy and mass exchange balances in indoor spaces; sizing of heating systems in design conditions; calculation of the energy performance for the heating systems. Consistently with the topics that are dealt with in design studios, both in the first and in second term, a number of experimental activities and design application will be carried out. During the first term, the activities will be at an urban/territory scale and will concern the measurement of physical quantities of outdoor spaces, in terms of temperatures, illuminance and luminance maps, and sound levels. During the second term, the activities will be concerned with design application to buildings and will include the verification of thermal-hygrometric, lighting and acoustical standard requirements.

Building physics

All the topics of the course that will be addressed in the theory will be also analyzed through practical and application parts, through both exercises and experimentation in-the-filed (indoor space, such as the classroom where the lecture is held, or indoor space).

Building physics

All the topics of the course that will be addressed in the theory will be also analyzed through practical and application parts, through both exercises and experimentation in-the-filed (indoor space, such as the classroom where the lecture is held, or indoor space).

Building physics

- AA.VV., Schede di Fisica tecnica ambientale (Le schede verranno rese disponibili sul portale della didattica) - Corrado V., Fabrizio E., Fondamenti di Termofisica dell’Edificio e Climatizzazione, CLUT, Torino, 2012. - Corrado V., Fabrizio E., Applicazioni di Termofisica dell’Edificio e Climatizzazione, CLUT, Torino, 2009. - Astolfi A., Corrado V., Applicazioni di Illuminazione e Acustica, CELID, Torino, 2012. In-depth study books: - Cengel, Y.A., Termodinamica e Trasmissione del Calore, McGraw-Hill, 2013. - Ricciardi, P., Elementi di acustica e illuminotecnica, McGraw-Hill, 2013 - Corrado V., Conoscenze di Base: unità di misura, fonti energetiche e fondamenti di termodinamica, Quaderni di bioedilizia, vol. 3, Forte Chance Piemonte, Torino, 2009. - Capozzoli A., Gorrino A., Caratterizzazione energetica e tecnologie costruttive dell’involucro edilizio, Quaderni di bioedilizia, vol. 6, Forte Chance Piemonte, Torino, 2010. - Oliaro, P., Corrado, V., Appunti delle lezioni di fisica tecnica, Politeko, c.so Einaudi 55, Torino, 1999. - Fracastoro G.V., Fisica tecnica ambientale (parte I, II, III e IV), Torino, 2003, www.mondovi.polito.it/ebook/pubbl.html. - Lo Verso V.R., Aghemo C., Guida alla progettazione dell'illuminazione naturale, AIDI, Torrazzi, Parma, 2003. Further bibliographical, legislative and regulatory references will be provided by the lecturer during the course.

Building physics

- AA.VV., Schede di Fisica tecnica ambientale (Le schede verranno rese disponibili sul portale della didattica) - Corrado V., Fabrizio E., Fondamenti di Termofisica dell’Edificio e Climatizzazione, CLUT, Torino, 2012. - Corrado V., Fabrizio E., Applicazioni di Termofisica dell’Edificio e Climatizzazione, CLUT, Torino, 2009. - Astolfi A., Corrado V., Applicazioni di Illuminazione e Acustica, CELID, Torino, 2012. In-depth study books: - Cengel, Y.A., Termodinamica e Trasmissione del Calore, McGraw-Hill, 2013. - Ricciardi, P., Elementi di acustica e illuminotecnica, McGraw-Hill, 2013 - Corrado V., Conoscenze di Base: unità di misura, fonti energetiche e fondamenti di termodinamica, Quaderni di bioedilizia, vol. 3, Forte Chance Piemonte, Torino, 2009. - Capozzoli A., Gorrino A., Caratterizzazione energetica e tecnologie costruttive dell’involucro edilizio, Quaderni di bioedilizia, vol. 6, Forte Chance Piemonte, Torino, 2010. - Oliaro, P., Corrado, V., Appunti delle lezioni di fisica tecnica, Politeko, c.so Einaudi 55, Torino, 1999. - Fracastoro G.V., Fisica tecnica ambientale (parte I, II, III e IV), Torino, 2003, www.mondovi.polito.it/ebook/pubbl.html. - Lo Verso V.R., Aghemo C., Guida alla progettazione dell'illuminazione naturale, AIDI, Torrazzi, Parma, 2003. Further bibliographical, legislative and regulatory references will be provided by the lecturer during the course.

Building physics

**Modalità di esame:** Prova scritta (in aula); Prova orale facoltativa; Elaborato scritto individuale;

Building physics

Building physics

**Exam:** Written test; Optional oral exam; Individual essay;

Building physics

The exam consists of two different parts: a numerical verification (exercises) and a verification on the theoretical contents. 1. NUMERICAL VERIFICATION (EXERCISES): this includes 5 exercises, which are aimed at verifying the capability of students to address realistic cases through a problem solving approach, showing abilities both on the analytical phase (process) and on the analyses of results (product). For each excercise, up to one hour of time is granted, for a total duration of 5 hours maximum 2. VERIFICATION OF THE THEORETICAL CONTENTS: this verification can be done by each student by choosing either one of the following options: - a written test with both questions with true/false answers and questions with open answers. This test takes place on the same days as the excercises (part 1), right after the excercises - an oral exam, which takes place after the correction of all the written test (exercises and T/F test). Oral exams take place 5 to 7 days after the written test. The final score will be calculated as average of the two individual scores obtained in parts 1 and 2, provided that both scores are sufficient (>18). The use of any teaching materials, such as books, notes, slides of the lectures, lists of formulae (formulari) will NOT be permitted. Also, no electronic devises, including smartphones, smart-watches, electronic translators, will be admitted. These wmust be left on the teacher's desk throughout the exam.

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