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School of Engineering
Course unit
INP7080958, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0517, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
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Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge LUCA DORETTI ING-IND/10

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-IND/10 Technical Physics 3.0
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-IND/11 Environmental Technical Physics 3.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 2018 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 DORETTI LUCA (Presidente)
MANCIN SIMONE (Membro Effettivo)
MORO LORENZO (Supplente)

Prerequisites: Prerequirements for the course are the basic concepts of differential calculus and thermodynamics acquired from the student in the courses of the BSc.
Target skills and knowledge: The course arises from the need to deepen themes concerning the well-being of the built environment and aims to provide (in addition to the basic concepts of Applied Thermodinamycs already taught in previous courses) the design tools, favoring a mainly applicative approach, related to the topics of air conditioning, air quality, structural behavior and environmental acoustics.
Examination methods: The examination is based on 2 contextual written tests (that is not separable): a numerical test and a theoretical one with 2-3 opened questions, final vote in 30th is the sum of the two single tests in 15th. A brief summary of useful equations will be available.
Assessment criteria: The student should demonstrate to master the theoretical learned skills and to know to manage the calculation and design instruments viewed during the course. He should be able to apply the theory to the real engineering cases and in particular to civil applications.
Course unit contents: Humid air (psychrometry). Thermodynamics of the humid air: generalities and definitions, psychrometric diagrams (Mollier and Carrier), main transformations of the humid air, notes on the thermohygrometric wellbeing for the human body in the rooms, thermal comfort, air conditioning of the rooms and relative systems (winter and summer case). Description and calculation of the main types of air conditioning systems, overview of measurement and control/regulation systems.

Humidity in environments and structures. Hygrometric balance and room ventilation. The transmission of moisture through the walls: surface condensation and interstitial condensation. Glaser model for checking the condensation inside the walls.

Acoustics. Foundations of acoustics; fundamental quantities; sound fields; hints of psychoacoustics; parameters and indices for the evaluation of noise disturbance; acoustic behavior of building materials and structures (sound absorption and sound insulation); assessment of the acoustic quality of confined spaces.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Theoretical frontal lessons and numerical practices necessary for the examination test.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Besides the advised texts, the exercises carried out during the lessons, the diagrams, the tables used during the course will be uploaded and downloadable by Moodle platform.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Çengel, Yunus A.; Sarto, Luca; Dall'Ò, Giuliano, Fisca Tecnica Ambientale. Milano: McGraw-Hill CREATE, 2017. Testo obbligatorio, testo specifico per i corsi di Fisica Tecnica (IC, IAT, IEA) di ICEA

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Problem based learning
  • Problem solving

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Quality Education Affordable and Clean Energy Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action