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Jan Carmeliet: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2016

Name Prof. Dr. Jan Carmeliet
FieldBuilding Physics
Address
Professur für Bauphysik
ETH Zürich, CLA J 27
Tannenstrasse 3
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 28 55
E-mailcajan@ethz.ch
DepartmentArchitecture
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
051-0520-00LBuilding Physics III: Energy and Comfort, Urban Physics Information 3 credits3GJ. Carmeliet, K. Orehounig
AbstractBasics of thermal comfort, energy demand in buildings and urban physics.
ObjectiveThe students have a basic knowledge in the following fields:
- climatic change & energy
- thermal comfort
- energy demand
- non-steady-state behaviour of a room
- low energy buildings
- urban physics
Lecture notesThe course lectures and material are available on the Website for download (www.carmeliet.arch.ethz.ch/Education/Dokumente, nethz login required).
Prerequisites / NoticeTeaching Language:
J. Carmeliet : English
K. Orehounig : German
051-0854-00LBuilding Physics I: Heat and Acoustics Information 2 credits3GJ. Carmeliet, M. Ettlin
AbstractHeat:
Stationary heat transport: conduction, convection and radiation
Heat transport through transparent elements

Acoustics:
Basics of noise protection and room acoustics
ObjectiveHeat:
The goals are to acquire basic knowledge of stationary heat transport and building acoustics skills for application of knowledge for the design and performance analysis of buildings and building components.

The students have basic knowledge in the following fields:
1. Heat transport. general: definitions, conduction, convection and radiation
2. Stationary heat transport
3. Conduction: Transport and heat conservation, 1-dimensional conduction: thermal resistance, single and multi-layered walls, U-value, axi-symmetric problems (tubes), 2D and 3D heat transport: thermal bridges,
4. Convection: Driving forces and nature of flow, convective heat transfer coefficient
5. Radiation, General: definitions, Radiation between black bodies,
Radiation between grey bodies, Heat transfer coefficient for radiation
•Solar radiation.
6. Heat transport through transparent elements: glass, advanced glazing,

Acoustics:
The students have a basic knowledge in the following fields:
description of sound, the human ear, properties of sound waves, propagation of sound, legal and planning basics, airborne sound insulation, structure-borne sound insulation, room acoustics.
Students can make simple calculations to proof sound insulation and calculate the reverberation time of a room.
ContentHEAT:
The goals are to acquire basic knowledge of stationary heat transport and building acoustics skills for application of knowledge for the design and performance analysis of buildings and building components.

The students have basic knowledge in the following fields:
1. Heat transport. general: definitions, conduction, convection and radiation
2. Stationary heat transport
3. Conduction: Transport and heat conservation, 1-dimensional conduction: thermal resistance, single and multi-layered walls, U-value, axi-symmetric problems (tubes), 2D and 3D heat transport: thermal bridges,
4. Convection: Driving forces and nature of flow, convective heat transfer coefficient
5. Radiation, General: definitions, Radiation between black bodies,
Radiation between grey bodies, Heat transfer coefficient for radiation
•Solar radiation.
6. Heat transport through transparent elements: glass, advanced glazing,

ACOUSTICS:
1. Basics:
description of sound, sound perception, properties of sound waves, propagation of sound.

2. architectural acoustics:
legal and planning basics, noise protection, airborne sound insulation, structure-borne sound insulation, application.

3. room acoustics:
Introduction, sound absorption, sound reflexion, reverberation, planning of room acoustics.
Lecture notesA skript will be sold just before the first lecture at a price of the printing costs.
Prerequisites / NoticeTeaching Language:
J. Carmeliet (Heat): English;
Lecturer M. Ettlin (Akustik): German
051-1216-16LIntegrated Discipline Building Physics (J.Carmeliet) Information Restricted registration - show details 3 credits2UJ. Carmeliet
AbstractWor on the following topics, in relation to the design project:
- Evaluation of the energy use in buildings
- Hygrothermal analysis of a building wall component
- Detailing regarding hygrothermal behaviour
ObjectiveThe goal is that the students learn to evaluate hygrothermal and energy performance of the building in the different stages of the design process. The students learn to evaluate and optimize their design, to choose adequate wall solutions and materials, to design details from a perspective of hygrothermal performance.
ContentThe students learn to evaluate hygrothermal and energy performance of the building in the different stages of the design process. The students learn to evaluate and optimize their design, to choose adequate wall solutions and materials, to design details from a perspective of hygrothermal performance.
Prerequisites / NoticeThere is a limited number of places.

To follow this course it is mandatory to enroll under mystudies.ethz.ch and by e-mail to the chair until the end of the second week of the semester and to attend the general introduction and the discussion of the specific topic (place and time will be communicated).
The deadline is the same as for the design project.

Das Thema muss zwingend vor Beginn der Arbeit mit dem Lehrstuhl abgesprochen und von diesem genehmigt werden.
Sprachen: German or English by Assistants and English by Prof. Jan Carmeliet.
063-0516-16LBuilding Physics (Thesis Elective) Information Restricted registration - show details
Thesis Elective for Master class students
6 credits11AJ. Carmeliet
AbstractWithin three elective courses the students need to fulfill an elective work (seminar work). Elective works serve the independent way of dealing with the contents of the according elective course.
ObjectiveThe aim of the elective work is to gain comprehensive insight in specific issues related to urban physics and low-energy buildings.
These issues may concern: wind & thermal comfort in the built environment, heat islands, cross-ventilation, driving rain, pollution dispersion, new technologies for low-energy buildings, design of building systems, optimal control.
The work may include computational modelling and prototype testing in laboratory.
Prerequisites / NoticeThere is a limited number of spaces.

It's imperative that the topic of the work is discussed with and accepted by the chair in advance.
Language: German or English by Assistants, English by Jan Carmeliet.
151-0906-00LFrontiers in Energy Research Restricted registration - show details
This course is only for doctoral students.
2 credits2SM. Mazzotti, R. S. Abhari, G. Andersson, J. Carmeliet, M. Filippini
AbstractDoctoral students at ETH Zurich working in the broad area of energy present their research to their colleagues, to their advisors and to the scientific community.
ObjectiveKnowledge of advanced research in the area of energy.
ContentDoctoral students at ETH Zurich working in the broad area of energy present their research to their colleagues, to their advisors and to the scientific community. There will be one presentation a week during the semester, each structured as follows: 20 min introduction to the research topic, 30 min presentation of the results, 30 min discussion with the audience.
Lecture notesSlides will be available on the Energy Science Center pages(www.esc.ethz.ch/events/frontiers-in-energy-research.html).