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063-0515-16L  Building Physics (Thesis Elective)

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersJ. Carmeliet
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentPrerequisites for Urban Physics: successful termination of "Building Physics IV: Urban Physics" .
For Building Physics in general: Knowledge in the relevant field.


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.
ContentThe contents of these elective studies are expected to link to the subject matter of the attended course.
Prerequisites / NoticeIt's imperative that the topic of the work is discussed with and accepted by the chair in advance.