253.039 Building Physics and Human Ecology
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VO, 1.5h, 2.0EC, to be held in blocked form
  • TUWEL online course available from: 01.03.2021 00:00.

Properties

  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the necessary basics in the areas of Building Physics, Building Ecology, and Human Ecology.  These knowledge is required for architects to properly react to urgent questions of today's building domain (Energy usage of buildings, occupant's comfort, Performance of building in the hygrothermal, visual, acousticals, and other domains).

A special focus is put on an in-depth understanding of the scientific basics and relevant terminology of the mentioned areas.

Furthermore, students are motivated to train the relevant skills in building physics related domain knowledge.

Moreover, the interfaces to building construction, to regulations, and to technical and design-focused are elaborated within the lecture.

 

 

Subject of course

This lecture features the following contents:  

  • Introduction to the fundamentals of building physics and building ecology
  • Energy and mass transfer in building components
  • Energy performance of buildings
  • Determination of heating and cooling loads of buildings
  • Solar controls and shading
  • Thermal optimization of buildings
  • Thermal comfort
  • Energy-efficient and sustainable building design
  • Human ecology
  • Moisture control in buildings
  • fundamental Overview on HVAC systems (heating, ventilation, air-conditioning)

Teaching methods

Lecture with E-Learning Support.

  • Examples
  • Calculations (utilizing domain-specific tools and simply rule-of-the thumb assessment/manual calculation)
  • Description where and when calculation schemes simulation could be deployed.

Mode of examination

Written

Additional information

Changes following the Corona-Pandemie):

  • see german version for details
  • no lecture hall meetings (due to COVID19), course will be held completely in TUWEL.

Summerterm 2021: 

  • course in TUWEL course. (detailed timetable under documents or in german version). 
  • E-Mail Contact: only via lecture2593@tuwien.ac.at (Only mails adressed at this email-adress will be processed!)

Contact:

lecture2593@tuwien.ac.at (Subject: Number of lecture & issue; please include your full name and student-ID-number)

E-Mails to other adresses can not be processed.

Lecturers

Institute

Examination modalities

  • written exam
  • registration via TISS is obligatory.
  • see details in german version.
  • Details see german version and in TUWEL

 

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri07:00 - 17:0026.02.2021 Phase 0 in TUWEL (Erklärung in TUWEL!)written01.01.2021 00:01 - 25.02.2021 23:59TISS(26.02.2021) ONLINE-PRÜFUNG _ Prüfung Bauphysik & Humanökologie (Stoffsemester 2020) (Ablauf siehe TUWEL/siehe hier)
Fri18:00 - 19:1526.02.2021 Phase 1 in TUWEL (Erklärung in TUWEL!)written01.01.2021 00:01 - 25.02.2021 23:59TISS(26.02.2021) ONLINE-PRÜFUNG _ Prüfung Bauphysik & Humanökologie (Stoffsemester 2020) (Ablauf siehe TUWEL/siehe hier)
Fri18:00 - 21:3026.02.2021 Phase 2 in TUWEL (Erklärung in TUWEL!)written01.01.2021 00:01 - 25.02.2021 23:59TISS(26.02.2021) ONLINE-PRÜFUNG _ Prüfung Bauphysik & Humanökologie (Stoffsemester 2020) (Ablauf siehe TUWEL/siehe hier)
Fri07:00 - 17:0026.03.2021 Phase 0 in TUWEL (Erklärung in TUWEL!)written01.01.2021 00:01 - 25.03.2021 23:59TISS(26.03.2021) ONLINE-PRÜFUNG _ Prüfung Bauphysik & Humanökologie (Stoffsemester 2020) (Ablauf siehe TUWEL/siehe hier)
Fri18:00 - 19:1526.03.2021 Phase 1 in TUWEL (Erklärung in TUWEL!)written01.01.2021 00:01 - 25.03.2021 23:59TISS(26.03.2021) ONLINE-PRÜFUNG _ Prüfung Bauphysik & Humanökologie (Stoffsemester 2020) (Ablauf siehe TUWEL/siehe hier)
Fri18:00 - 21:3026.03.2021 Phase 2 in TUWEL (Erklärung in TUWEL)written01.01.2021 00:01 - 25.03.2021 23:59TISS(26.03.2021) ONLINE-PRÜFUNG _ Prüfung Bauphysik & Humanökologie (Stoffsemester 2020) (Ablauf siehe TUWEL/siehe hier)
Fri07:00 - 17:0023.04.2021 Phase 0 in TUWEL (Erklärung in TUWEL!)written01.01.2021 00:01 - 22.04.2021 23:59TISS(23.04.2021) ONLINE-PRÜFUNG _ Prüfung Bauphysik & Humanökologie (Stoffsemester 2020) (Ablauf siehe TUWEL/siehe hier)
Fri18:00 - 19:1523.04.2021 Phase 1 in TUWEL (Erklärung in TUWEL!)written01.01.2021 00:01 - 22.04.2021 23:59TISS(23.04.2021) ONLINE-PRÜFUNG _ Prüfung Bauphysik & Humanökologie (Stoffsemester 2020) (Ablauf siehe TUWEL/siehe hier)
Fri18:00 - 21:3023.04.2021 Phase 2 in TUWEL (Erklärung in TUWEL!)written01.01.2021 00:01 - 22.04.2021 23:59TISS(23.04.2021) ONLINE-PRÜFUNG _ Prüfung Bauphysik & Humanökologie (Stoffsemester 2020) (Ablauf siehe TUWEL/siehe hier)
Fri07:00 - 17:0028.05.2021 Phase 0 in TUWEL (Erklärung in TUWEL!)written01.01.2021 00:01 - 27.05.2021 23:59TISS(28.05.2021) ONLINE-PRÜFUNG _ Prüfung Bauphysik & Humanökologie (Stoffsemester 2020) (Ablauf siehe TUWEL/siehe hier)
Fri18:00 - 19:1528.05.2021 Phase 1 in TUWEL (Erklärung in TUWEL!)written01.01.2021 00:01 - 27.05.2021 23:59TISS(28.05.2021) ONLINE-PRÜFUNG _ Prüfung Bauphysik & Humanökologie (Stoffsemester 2020) (Ablauf siehe TUWEL/siehe hier)
Fri18:00 - 21:3028.05.2021 Phase 2 in TUWEL (Erklärung in TUWEL!)written01.01.2021 00:01 - 27.05.2021 23:59TISS(28.05.2021) ONLINE-PRÜFUNG _ Prüfung Bauphysik & Humanökologie (Stoffsemester 2020) (Ablauf siehe TUWEL/siehe hier)

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
30.01.2021 00:00 30.04.2025 00:00 30.04.2025 00:00

Registration modalities:

Register for TUWEL-Course-Access to access:

  • Lecture Notes
  • Tutorial-Videos
  • Exam-Informations, Exercises
  • etc.

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 243 Architecture 2. Semestertrue
Course belongs to the introductory and orientation phase ("Studieneingangs- und Orientierungsphase")
243 StE OP StEOP-Katalog Architektur (Ab WS2013) 2. Semester

Literature

Lecture notes for this course are available via TUWEL.

Literature (in German language) can be found at the TU-Library

Previous knowledge

Basic Knowledge of physics and mathematics!

Basic  Command of pocket calculators!

If you feel a certain lack in this knowledge, we strongly advise you to cover this fields of knowledge before attending the lecture!

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses

Miscellaneous

Language

German