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Principles and Applications of Building Science. Instructor: Prof. E. Rajasekar, Department of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee.

Design and construction professionals require a command on fundamental principles of building physics in order to ensure functional efficiency in the built environments. The course provides a one-stop solution to design/construction industry professionals, students of architecture and engineering disciplines to understand these principles and learn their practical applications. The course comprises of 10 modules which cover climate responsive design of buildings, thermal comfort and energy efficiency, building acoustics and noise control and visual quality and day lighting. The participants will engage in a series of experimental learning modules - involving basic tutorials, animated examples, applied case studies and do-it-yourself exercises. (from nptel.ac.in)

Course Curriculum

  • Lecture 01 – Solar Geometry Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – Climate Classification Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Thermal Comfort in Built Environment Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – Thermal Comfort in Built Environment (cont.) Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – Thermal Adaptation Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – Bioclimatic Assessment Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – Thermal Performance of Building Envelop Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – Thermal Performance of Building Envelop: Indices and Measures Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – Thermal Performance of Building Envelop: Indices and Measures (cont.) Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – Glazing and Shading Systems Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – Shading Analysis Unlimited
  • Lecture 12 – Energy Efficiency and Simulation Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – Building Acoustics: Basics Unlimited
  • Lecture 14 – Sound Propagation Unlimited
  • Lecture 15 – Acoustic Quality Indicators Unlimited
  • Lecture 16 – Acoustic Quality Indicators (cont.) Unlimited
  • Lecture 17 – Acoustic Design Considerations Unlimited
  • Lecture 18 – Acoustic Materials Unlimited
  • Lecture 19 – Lighting: Basics Unlimited
  • Lecture 20 – Lighting: Design Concepts Unlimited

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