N_SFB Physical aspects of buildings

Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice
summer 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Ing. Michal Kraus, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. Ing. Ingrid Juhásová Šenitková, CSc.
Department of Civil Engineering - Faculty of Technology - Rector - Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice
Supplier department: Department of Civil Engineering - Faculty of Technology - Rector - Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice
Timetable of Seminar Groups
N_SFB/K5: Sat 4. 4. 13:05–14:35 D315, 14:50–16:20 D315, 16:30–18:00 D315, Sat 25. 4. 13:05–14:35 D315, 14:50–16:20 D315, Sat 9. 5. 9:40–11:10 D315, 11:25–12:55 D315, 13:05–14:35 D315, M. Kraus
N_SFB/P01: Mon 8:00–9:30 B5, M. Kraus
N_SFB/S01: Thu 9:40–11:10 D315, M. Kraus
Basic knowledge of Buildings physics (acoustics, thermal protection of buildings)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives supported by learning outcomes
The course deals with evaluations of the physical parameters of indoor environment. The first part is dedicated to the thermal protection of buildings. This part deals with the transfer of heat in building constructions. The second part of the course is dedicated to the building acoustics, noise, room acoustics, vibration, shock and basics of 3D simulation in ODEON.
Learning outcomes
the student is acquainted with the quantification and evaluation of physical quantities in the indoor environment of buildings. He is knowledgeable in the field of thermal protection of buildings dealing with heat dissipation in building structures. The subject of building and spatial acoustics follows the bachelor's study. He also gained knowledge in the field of building acoustics, especially structural noise and vibration propagation by building constructions and design, as well as in the field of acoustics, which deals with the diffusion of sound in a closed space and the design of acoustic modifications. The student gained experience with 3D acoustics simulations in SOFTWARE ODEON.
  • 1. Thermal protection of buildings
  • 2. Basic physical principles (conduction, convection, radiation, appearance in materials and constructions), thermal properties of materials (thermal conductivity, emissivity...)
  • 3. Steady-state thermal analysis, temperature field and thermal deformation
  • 4. Moisture properties of materials and construction, water vapor transfer
  • 5. Air permeability, ventilation and airflow in buildings
  • 6. Thermal stability
  • 7. Building acoustics and structural noise
  • 8. Methods for vibration analysis
  • 9. Vibration and shock resistance of buildings
  • 10. Technical seismicity
  • 11. Building acoustics
  • 12. Room acoustics
  • 13. Basics of 3D simulation in ODEON
  • 1) KULHÁNEK, F., Stavební fyzika: stavební tepelná technika, 4. přeprac. vyd. Praha: ČVUT, 2009. ISBN 978-80-01-04239-7 2) MONIKA RYCHTÁRIKOVÁ, Building Physics Introduction to noise control and building acoustics (STU Bratislava) ISBN 978-80-227-3041-1
Forms of Teaching
Teaching Methods
Frontal Teaching
Critical Thinking
Individual Work– Individual or Individualized Activity
Student Workload
ActivitiesNumber of Hours of Study Workload
Daily StudyCombined Study
Preparation for Seminars, Exercises, Tutorial4076
Preparation for the Final Test3838
Attendance on Lectures2616
Attendance on Seminars/Exercises/Tutorial/Excursion26 
Assessment Methods and Assesment Rate
Exam – written 70 %
Seminary Work 30 %
Exam conditions
Successful graduates of the course have to get totally at least 70 points. Successful graduates of the course have to get totally at least 70 points: A 100 – 90, B 89,99 – 84, C 83,99 – 77, D 76,99 – 73, E 72,99 – 70, FX 69,99 – 30, F 29,99 - 0.
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2016, summer 2017, summer 2018, summer 2019, summer 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (summer 2020, recent)
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