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Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.

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Syllabus for

Academic year
VIN032 - Indoor climate and HVAC
Inomhusklimat och klimathållande system
 
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-18 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPSEB
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department: 20 - ARCHITECTURE AND CIVIL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Application code: 22121
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: B

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   15 Mar 2021 am J,  09 Jun 2021 pm J,  27 Aug 2021 am J

In programs

MPSEB STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AND BUILDING TECHNOLOGY, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPSEB STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AND BUILDING TECHNOLOGY, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Torbjörn Lindholm

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Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Fundamental knowledge of engineering thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer, energy technology.

Aim

The aim is to provide the student with a basic understanding of:
- Energy efficient building design; consequences of design and operation of technical systems on energy usage.
- Requirements of indoor and working environment of buildings, vehicles etc. to promote good health and first-rate living and working conditions.
- General design, function and control of technical systems for providing heating, cooling and ventilation to comply with the requirements of indoor environment.
- Basic working principles of air conditioning and air distribution components such as heaters, coolers, humidifiers, fans, pumps and refrigeration machinery.
- Implications of the design of technical systems on available sources of energy and temperature levels

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- Define and quantify the impact on energy use from indoor climate requirements and, thus, the necessity of energy-efficient HVAC system design and good controllability.
- Describe and explain the function of basic technical systems for heating, cooling and ventilation.
- State the main determining factors for proper choice, design and control of technical systems for heating, cooling and ventilation.
- Determine and use design data for individual components to estimate the need of energy and power for alternative technical systems.
- Use a psychrometric chart to estimate heating, cooling, humidifying and dehumidifying requirements for air conditioning components and systems.

Content

The course focuses on demand-side analysis of indoor environments and on alternative systems for satisfying the demand for space-conditioning. Indoor environment is defined in a general sense and may, for instance, refer to a residential room, an office, a hospital ward, a supermarket, a cold storage facility, a process space, the passenger compartment of cars, buses, trains, air-planes etc. The focus is on building applications given their dominating effect on global use of energy.

Organisation

The course comprises lectures and problem solving sessions and design tasks.

Literature

Course literature from the Division

Examination including compulsory elements

Examination is in the form of one written exam including theory and problem solving. Completed and approved exercise projects are also a course requirement. Marking is based on a 4 grade scale: Fail, 3, 4 and 5.


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