The course deals with the transport of heat and moisture in buildings and building components. After having completed the course the student will be able to solve problems of Building Physics that may be encountered in the design and production of buildings.
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Content and learning outcomes
Heat transfer, conduction, radition, convection. Vapour content of air and moisture content of materials. Diffusion, convection and capillary transport of moisture. The effect on building material and constructions. Applications on thermal insulation, air tightness, moisture safety and durability as well as on the internal and external environment.
Intended learning outcomes
After the course student should be able to:
- Understand basic definitions and concepts in Building Physics that are related to heat and moisture.
- Identify the physical processes relevant to the transport of heat and moisture for a problem with given preconditions.
- Mathematically describe basic processes for the transport of heat and moisture.
- Carry out calculations with given preconditions and to recognize implausible results.
- Clearly present the results to a problem.
Literature and preparations
Active participation in courses:
AF1002 Buildings and Civil Engineering Structures
AF1301 Building Materials, Basic Course
AE1601 Fluid Mechanics for Architecture and Built Environment
Cours SF1676- Differential Equations with Applications is also recommended.
SF1676 Differential Equations with Applications or equivalent course.
Jóhannesson, G. Lectures on Building Physics. Byggvetenskap, KTH.
Exercises. Inst f Byggvetenskap, KTH.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- ÖVN1 - Exercises, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
- TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 cr, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- ÖVN1 - Exercises, 3.0 cr, grade scale: P, F
Written exam, TEN1 4.5 hp
Exercises and laboratory work, ÖVN1 3hp
Other requirements for final grade
Passed in TEN1 and ÖVN1
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web AF1402