THERMAL COMFORT IN BUILDINGS, SEMI-OUTDOOR AND OUTDOOR URBAN SPACES
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge and understanding:
At the end of the course the student will learn the basic principles necessary to the evaluation of the indoor and outdoor thermal comfort.
Applying knowledge and understanding:
At the end of the course the student should have acquired applied knowledge on the indoor and outdoor thermal comfort. The student must also know the main reference standards within the field.
By the end of the course the student will have the tools to critically evaluate the design choices in the relation to the indoor and outdoor thermal comfort.
the student must possess the ability to present clearly the procedure adopted in the assessment of the indoor and outdoor thermal comfort.
To follow the seminar with profit requires knowledge of the basic concepts of Applied Physics.
Course contents summary
The course aims to provide expertise on the design of buildings, semi-outdoor and outdoor urban spaces in relation to thermal comfort. The activity consists of a seminar aimed at introducing the topic of thermal comfort.
APPLICATION OF THERMAL COMFORT INDICES TO OUTDOOR URBAN SETTINGS USING RAYMAN MODEL.
PMV-PPD predicted mean vote.
Physiological effective temperature.
Standard effective temperature.
Mean radiant temperature.
2009 ASHRAE Handbook – Fundamentals
Additional educational material available on the University web learning site “Campus Net” .
The course consists of a seminar.
Assessment methods and criteria
The assessment is performed at the end of the course through the evaluation of the project work, presented by the student with the help of Power Point software.
Lecture attendance is compulsory.