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FAF3508 Modelling and Simulation 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus FAF3508 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Upon successful completion of the course, students are intended to have gained a good understanding of following aspects related to energy and indoor climate modeling in buildings:

  • Simulation of buildings, possibilities and limitations
  • Different simulation tools
  • Neutral Model Format (NMF)
  • IDA ICE tool )(or equivalent) for modular simulation
  • Component models in NMF
  • Methods for visualizing modeled and measured data
  • Conducting and evaluating system studies of energy and indoor climate in buildings

Intended learning outcomes

The course aims at providing advanced proficiency in energy and indoor climate modeling in buildings by providing key knowledge relevant to:

  • Methods for modeling indoor climate and energy systems in buildings
  • Using the IDA ICE modeling tool for modular simulation
  • System analysis of key thermal processes and air flows in buildings, as well as performance analysis of climate control devices and installations
  • Analysis of the function and energy performance of climate control devices and installations

Relevant issues are discussed with the over-arching goal of achieving high indoor environmental quality, high user well-being and satisfaction, high energy efficiency, as well as optimal overall building performance.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Master of Science in Civil and Architectural Engineering or similar, with an undergraduate course in indoor environment/energy systems/building services technologies or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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The course literature is specified before each course offering and disclosed in the course program.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • TEN1 - Oral exam, 2,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • UPP1 - Report, 5,0 hp, betygsskala: 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.

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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Ethical approach

  • 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

Course web

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Offered by

ABE/Sustainable Buildings

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

This course replaces F1D5314 Modelling and Simulation 7.5 credits.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Sustainable Buildings