The objectives of this course is to expose the students to the concepts functional design of building for thermal aspects and energy efficiency; especially in tropical climates i.e. in Indian context. Further objective is to make the student capable of performing fenestration design for natural ventilation and daylighting & design of space for externaland internal noise control.
INTENDED AUDIENCE : Civil Engineering & Architecture students and professionalsPRE-REQUISITES : BE/BSc. Level Physics & Mathematics INDUSTRY SUPPORT : All Industry involved in Building design and construction. L&T, TERI etc. CPWD and all other PWDs. Dr. Fixit Institute
Week 1: Environmental Factors: Factors and their representation, tropical environments and site environments, etc. Week 2: Human response to environment: Factors affecting human comfort, Human response to thermal environment, noise, visual environment etc.; Comfort indices Week 3:Response of building to thermal environment: Processes of heat exchange of building with environment; Effect of solar radiation; Thermal properties of material and sections and their influence Week 4: Steady and periodic heat transfer in buildings Week 5: Heat flow computations: Transmission matrix, Admittance method, etc.-1 Week 6: Heat flow computations: Transmission matrix, Admittance method, etc.-2 Week 7: Structural control and design for energy efficiency: Selection of envelope elements, Orientations, shape, Glasses and shading devices Week 8: Natural ventilation: Purpose of ventilation, Mechanisms, Fenestration Design for natural ventilation Week 9: Noise and Building: Basic acoustics and noise, Planning, Sound in free field, protection against external noise Week 10: Internal noise sources and protection against air borne & structure borne noise. Week 11: Day lighting: Lighting principles and fundamentals Week 12: Sky, Indian sky, daylight prediction and design of fenestration.