# AF1402 Building Physics 7.5 credits

#### Byggfysik

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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## Course information

### Content and learning outcomes

#### Course contents *

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.

#### Course Disposition

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### Literature and preparations

#### Specific prerequisites *

AF1002 Buildings and Civil Engineering Structures

AF1301 Building Materials, Basic Course

AE1601 Fluid Mechanics for Architecture and Built Environment

or equivalent courses

#### Recommended prerequisites

AF1002 Buildings and Civil Engineering Structures or equivalent course.

AE1601 Fluid Mechanics for Architecture and Built Environment or equivalent course.

AF1301 Building Materials, Basic Course, or equivalent course.

SF1676 Differential Equations with Applications or equivalent course.

#### Equipment

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#### Literature

Jóhannesson, G. Lectures on Building Physics. Byggvetenskap, KTH.

Exercises. Inst f Byggvetenskap, KTH.

### Examination and completion

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

#### Examination *

• 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

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#### Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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### Further information

#### Course web

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

#### Offered by

ABE/Sustainable Buildings

Technology

First cycle