1403 Building Physics

Course data

  • Degree: Bachelor's Degree in Foundations of Architecture
  • Course code: 1403
  • Year/Semester: 2º /3º
  • Type: Basic
  • Credits: 6 (ECTS)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Language: Spanish

Course description

This course provides some basic knowledge of the fundamental principles and processes present in hydraulic and electric installations and environmental conditioning in Architecture and Urbanism. Topics include Hydraulics in pipes and permeable media, wave phenomena and acoustics, Thermodynamics, heat transmission and Electromagnetism.

Course contents

  • Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
    • Introduction
    • Fluid statics
    • Dynamics of non-viscous fluids
    • Dynamics of viscous fluids. Pipe flow
    • Fluid flow through permeable media
  • Waves and Acoustics
    • Wave phenomena
    • Physical Acoustics and Psychoacoustics
    • Room Acoustics
  • Thermodynamics
    • Introduction. Temperature and dilatation
    • Heat and work. The first law of Thermodynamics
    • Ideal Gases
    • The second law of Thermodynamics. Entropy
    • Phase transitions. Thermodynamical processes in atmospheric air. Real thermal engines
  • Heat transfer and diffusion processes
    • Heat transfer by conduction and convection
    • Diffusion. Water vapor diffusion and associated condensations
    • Radiation heat transfer
  • Electromagnetism
    • Magnetic induction
    • Oscillators and alternate current circuits

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