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.
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.