Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2009/10
Thermal Systems
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Mechanical Engineering - Vercelli
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Civil Engineering - Vercelli
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Civil Engineering - Vercelli
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Tronville Paolo Maria ORARIO RICEVIMENTO AC ING-IND/11 30 10 10 0 3
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-IND/11 5 D - A scelta dello studente A scelta dello studente
Objectives of the course
To supply a base knowledge about thermal systems and to take into account: design alternatives, calculation and sizing of components, architectural integration and normative constraints.
Expected skills
To choose and to size the most common heat exchangers. To calculate the efficiency of heat generators. To evaluate the thermal requirements of residential buildings. To know the options available to condition the indoor environment.
Fluids mechanics and heat transfer.
Heat exchangers: types and applications. Calculation and sizing by means of software codes.
Thermal design of residential buildings. Thermal insulation of floors and lofts. Calculation of the transmittance of the building envelope and of the load during winter time; energy and power needs. Water vapor condensation inside walls.
Combustion systems. Mass and energy balance; efficiency and loss at the chimney. Burners and heat generators. Incinerators.
Thermal environmental comfort. Moist air transformations. Introduction to indoor air quality. HVAC systems design. Typologies of air conditioning and ventilation systems. Hydronic and aeraulic nets. Production of cold with refrigerating systems using vapor compression and absorbers.
Laboratories and/or exercises
Evaluation of convection heat transfer coefficient by means of a commercial CFD code (calculation carried out at the informatics laboratory)
Thermal design of a residential building (homework using indications and suggestions supplied by the teacher).
P. Anglesio, 'Elementi di impianti termotecnici', Pitagora, Bologna, 1998.
P. Anglesio, P. Tronville, A. Vella, 'Esercitazioni di impianti termotecnici', Otto, Torino, 2000.
Further reading
ASHRAE Handbooks
E. Bettanini, P. Brunello, 'Lezioni di impianti tecnici', Cleup, Padova, 1990.
Revisions / Exam
Written test cover the topics taught during the course. Oral discussion covering the reports developed on one's own during the course. Final reports are due in advance of the exam.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2009/10

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