Course Details

Computer Aided Building Physics Application

NHB041 course is part of 3 study plans

Ing. full-t. program NPC-SIS compulsory-elective Winter Semester 1st year 3 credits

Ing. full-t. program NPA-SIS compulsory Winter Semester 1st year 3 credits

Ing. combi. program NKC-SIS compulsory Winter Semester 1st year 3 credits

Real recovery software for Building Physics in the design and construction assessment in accordance with applicable legislation. In particular, the assessment of structures in terms of thermal and acoustic techniques Verification of thermal comfort, sound and light microclimate of buildings. The calculation and design is to optimize the structural design of the building envelope and the doors and windows, including the resolution of structural details.

Course Guarantor

Ing. David Bečkovský, Ph.D.


Institute of Building Structures

Learning outcomes

Student after completion of lectures in-class exercises can theoretically apply lessons learned in previous lessons from the field of thermal engineering, acoustics and daylighting. Using computer technology will solve a given problem, analyze the results and carry out the evaluation. The knowledge gained in this course can be used in further studies in the diploma thesis, or in practice when assessing structures and internal environment in terms of thermal engineering,'s lighting and sound. It is able to optimize the energy performance of the building and optimization of thermal, acoustic and visual comfort indoors.


Theoretical knowledge from the area of thermal physics and daylighting of building including computational procedures. Knowledge of material properties and designs of structure details. Basic knowledge of valid legislation.

Planned educational activities and teaching methods

Lectures consist of an explanation of basic principles, methodology of the discipline problems and their solutions.

Forms and criteria of assessment

The conditions for granting credit: participation, preparation and submission of required reports
For successful completion of the classified credit, it is necessary to achieve at least half the number of possible points in the written test.


Students will gain skills that permit a deeper understanding of multimedia issues in terms of construction design, thermal fault elimination and ensuring low energy consumption of buildings. A part of the course will be an optimisation of void infill elements from a point of view of thermal comfort of a room, interior daylighting and insolation.

Specification of controlled instruction, the form of instruction, and the form of compensation of the absences

Vymezení kontrolované výuky a způsob jejího provádění stanoví každoročně aktualizovaná vyhláška garanta předmětu.


1 hours/week, 13 weeks, elective

Syllabus of lectures

1. Functional requirements for thermal protection of buildings, energy legislation.
2. Practical use of software for building heat engineering solution of one-dimensional temperature field for the unsteady state.
3.–4. Modelling and assessment of selected detail using a two-dimensional temperature field.
5.–6. Thermal stability of a room – a critical assessment of the room in terms of maximal increase of temperature and a maximum temperature of a room in summer.
7. Functional requirements of the day and insolation of buildings.
8. Rating daylight factor.
9. Structural and energetic properties of the building, the heat transfer through the building envelope.
10. Energy performance of buildings.
11. Functional requirements for acoustics.
12. Rating insulation separating structures.
13. Verifying the suitability of design of structures including doors and windows in terms of building physics (overall concept of the building and individual design – optimization requirements in terms of thermal physics, acoustics, daylighting and insolation of buildings).


2 hours/week, 13 weeks, compulsory

Syllabus of practice

1. Programs, legislation, award - undergraduate project, conditions for credits, requirements in CSN
2. Heat transfer coefficient, together with a thermal bridge, balance condensation and evaporation of water vapor with consideration of the actual effectiveness of the vapor layer, drop touch the floor temperature.
3.–4. Solution selected details (min. 2 details) using a two-dimensional temperature field.
5.–6. Assessment of the critical rooms for thermal stability in winter and summer.
7.–8. Assessment of daylight factor (required continuity of the summer thermal stability). Optimizing the window size so as to meet the requirements in terms of thermal stability and daylight factor.
9. The transmission of heat through the building envelope, the average heat transfer coefficient, the label of the building envelope.
10.–11. Evaluation of energy performance according to the current legislation.
12. Assessment of internal partition structures in terms of airborne and impact sound insulation.
13. Credits.