Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. VBF050 overlap following cours/es: ABK150, VBF021, ABK150 och VBF021. Optional for: V4fu, V4hb, V4ib. Course coordinator: Lars-Erik Harderup, och Catarina Warfvinge,, Byggnadsfysik. Recommended prerequisits: VBF055 Building Physics and Building Services. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 15. Assessment: Written examination with a theoretical part and a calculation part. To pass the course the students also must fulfil and pass the project exercise and the computer exercises. A well accomplished project exercise can raise the final grade a maximum of half a step. Parts: 2. Home page:

To give the student a basic capability to evaluate and choose building technology and building services in a constructive and critical manner to fulfil the functional demands.

To give the student knowledge to create buildings which fulfil demands concerning energy requirements, moisture safety, comfort and healthy indoor environment.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

be able to analyse the functioning demands for different kinds of buildings and activities on basis of human health, comfort, needs and building physics.

be able to use analytic and numerical calculation methods when designing building components and buildings to work as well as separate units as a system.

from a holistic point of view be able to design and construct a sustainable building composed of interacting components of different building techniques, building materials, building services, automatic control and the user.

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

be able to apply calculation methods, simple as well as advanced, concerning moisture safety, thermal bridges, power and energy requirement for heating and cooling, pressure distribution in buildings, energy absobing ability, flow control in pipes and ducts, air flow within buildings, consequences of air leakage and heat and moisture capacity.

oral and written describe, discuss and valuate technical solutions.

choose and handle known computer programs to solve partial problems and know the programs range of application and restrictions and how to interpret and present results.

Different kinds of heat transfer and how it affects humans.

Theory for interchange of heat including thermal calculations, flow arrangements and temperature efficiency.

Heating systems including pressure and flow distribution and hydronics.

Moisture calculations including moisture criteria, critical moisture state, impact of moisture on energy consumption, moisture transport, moisture balance, periodical moisture process, surface condensation, moisture convection and moisture diffusion.

Analytic models for manual calculation concerning power and energy requirement.

Energy balance calculation with computer programs.

Component design and dimension for actual solutions.

Functional features and design of air conditioning systems.

Design of simple operating instructions.

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Danvak ApS 1997. ISBN: 87-982652-8-8.
Jensen, L, Warfvinge, C: Hydronik. Flödesfördelning i rörsystem. LTH 2005.
Jensen, L, Dahlblom, M: Injustering. Labhandledning avseende flödesfördelning i kanalsystem. LTH 2005.
Jensen, L, Warfvinge, C: Värmebehovsberäkning. LTH 2005.
Warfvinge, C. Installationsteknik AK för V. LTH 2003.
OH från föreläsningar. LTH 2007.
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Code: 0107. Name: Written Examination.
Higher education credits: 5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination with a theoretical part and a calculation part. Contents: The entire course.

Code: 0207. Name: Handing in Excercises.
Higher education credits: 2,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved written report and oral presentation of project exercise and oppose. Approved computer and laboratory exercises. Contents: Construction and analyses of a office building concerning thermal indoor climate, heating system, sensibility of ventilation system and moisture safety.