259.310 Thermal building performance simulation Canceled
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020W, VU, 4.0h, 5.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 5.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the findamentals of (hygro-thermal) building modelling and simulation. Thereby, an Introduction to computational Performance Modelling toold for different inquiries and assessment scales is provided.

Subject of course

This course introduces fundamentals and computational methods in building performance modeling. Topics include:

  • modeling and design;
  • overview of thermal domain knowledge;
  • integration of performance simulation in computer-aided design;
  • introduction to the application of advanced computational building simulation tools;
  • case studies and design assignments on the application of simulation in the evaluation and improvement of building performance.

Students are requested to get an account at the EDV-Labor (www.archlab.tuwien.ac.at)

Teaching methods

  • Course in english language.
  • Discussion of Fundamentals in Building Performance Assessment and Simulation.
  • Presentation and Tutorials of a set of applications.
  • Project-bases assignements to train usage and result analysis.

Mode of examination


Additional information

+++course is taught in english+++

+++course participance possible only for Master of Building Science Students (066444)+++

+++course is mandatory part for Master of Building Science Students; First Semester, Part of Module 3+++

+++ Please bring your laptops to class!!! (especially in first unit!!)+++

+++ Please take care for an ARCHLAB-ACCOUNT www.archlab.tuwien.ac.at+++

+++ Contact: lecture2593@tuwien.ac.at (Subject: Number of lecture & issue)

E-Mails to other adresses can and will not be processed. +++

Schedule (preliminary)

Tuesdays and Thursdays 09:00 - 12:00 in PC-Lab 7 (Details follow soon). 

Part #1 Simple & Normative Calculation Tools:

  • October 2018
  • First session on Tuesday 08th of October 2019

Part #2 numeric thermal bridge simulation:

  • October / November 2019

Part #3 Dynamic thermal (overall) building simulation:

  • November 2019 / December 2019 / January 2020

Important for Master of Building Science Students:

This lecture is part of first semester of the curriculum of Master of Building Science. This course needs to be sucessful completed to be able to attend certain courses of the second and third semester.

Short-Term Changes will be announced (only) via TISS_Mail. Therefore, please ensure to have all settings done to receive your student-mail emails, and - more important - please read them carefully :).



Examination modalities

  • Mandatory presence
  • Participation in course
  • small exams
  • timely delivery of assignments

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
14.09.2020 18:00 08.10.2020 09:00 08.10.2020 09:00

Registration modalities

This course is only open for Students of Master of Building Science and Technology (Curricula ID 066444). Contact to the teachers only via lecture2593@tuwien.ac.at


The student has to be enrolled for at least one of the studies listed below


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 444 Building Science and Technology


No lecture notes are available.

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses