Ventilation of Buildings

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Course Unit Code030-0067/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *First Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites There are no prerequisites or co-requisites for this course unit
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
MIC24Ing. Dalibor Míček, Ph.D.
Summary
The subject gives the students information on basic knowledge of the air-flow theory and their practical applicfations. Explained topics:
Atmospheric environment suitable for human beings, harmful substances in atmosphere, physiological and hygienic grounds, thermal comfort.
Natural and forced draught ventilation, systems of ventilation of buildings, pressure distribution in buildings, infiltration, aeration, shaft ventilation.
Pressure conditions in airducts, aerodynamic calculations of airducts, transformation of air resistances.
Iteration methods of ventilation networks solving.
Fans, their characteristics, joint action of fans.
Local ventilation, ventilation with forced outtake.
Ventilation of public and residential buldings.
Ventilation of industrial and agricultural buildings.
Ventilation of tunnels. Smoke and heat control.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
After completing this subject, the student should be able to apply his/her knowledge to solving of building ventilation. Furthermore, to analyze the setting of the site, to identify the requirements on the quantity and quality of ventilation, and to determine appropriate method and technical means of ventilation. Subsequently, to integrate gained conclusions and to develop and design a proper ventilation system. Finaly, to evaluate the ventilation project from the point of view of its practical implementation.
Course Contents
Atmospheric environment suitable for human beings, harmful substances in atmosphere, physiological and hygienic grounds, thermal comfort.
Natural and forced draught ventilation, systems of ventilation of buildings, pressure distribution in buildings, infiltration, aeration, shaft ventilation.
Pressure conditions in airducts, aerodynamic calculations of airducts, transformation of air resistances.
Iteration methods of ventilation networks solving.
Fans, their characteristics, joint action of fans.
Local ventilation, ventilation with forced outtake.
Ventilation of public and residential buldings.
Ventilation of industrial and agricultural buildings.
Ventilation of tunnels. Smoke and heat control.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
Awbi, H. B.: Ventilation of Buildings; Spon Press London 2003
CEN/TR 12101-5:Smoke and Heat Control Systems- Part 5: Guidelines on functional recommendations and calculation methods for smoke and heat exhaust ventilation systems
Cihelka, J. a kol.: Vytápění, větrání a klimatizace; SNTL 1985
Chyský, J., Oppl, L. a kol.: Větrání a klimatizace; SNTL Praha 1990
Otáhal, A., Míček, D.: Metody řešení větrních sítí. Učební text pro posluchače PGS, VŠB-TU Ostrava, 1996
Recommended Reading:
Etheridge, D.: Natural Ventilation of Buildings: Theory, Measurement and Design. Wiley, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-470-66035-5

Jelínek, V.: Větrání budov a přívod vzduchu ke spotřebičům; GAS plc. Říčany 2005
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Seminars, Individual consultations, Tutorials, Other activities
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Exercises evaluation and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        Exercises evaluationCredit30 15
        ExaminationExamination70 (70)36
                OralOral examination30 16
                písemná zkouškaWritten examination40 20