10 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The module aim is to give you exposure to the tools and techniques available to engineers and designers in the built environment sector. This module will focus on the modelling and simulation of thermal phenomena occurring in buildings. The module will develop your ability to use building simulation to optimise the design in respective to set objectives, for instance minimising energy consumption, maximising thermal comfort. One of the key elements will also involve analysis of uncertainty sources such as modelling assumptions and simplifications, and lack of available data that result in uncertainty in the predictions of building performance.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students registered for an programme of study in the Faculty of Engineering.

Staff Contact: WATE PARAG
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Civil and Structural Engineering):

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