Course Details

Applied Physics

Academic Year 2024/25

NBA007 course is part of 3 study plans

NPA-SIS Summer Semester 1st year

NKC-SIS Summer Semester 1st year

NPC-SIS Summer Semester 1st year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction

Czech, English


3 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Offered to foreign students

To offer to students of all faculties

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Types of pores, porosity, absolute and relative humidity, physisorption and chemisorption. 2. Sorption isotherms after : (a) Harkins and Jury, (b) Langmuir, (c) Brunauer, Emmet and Teller (BET). 3. Three-phase system, potential of porous water, retention line of moisture. 4. Measuring methods, hysteresis of retention line, analysis of retention line. 5. Foundations of non-linear thermodynamics. 6. Phenomenological transport equations, Fourier equations of heat conduction. 7. Non-linear temperature profiles in building constructions. 8. Fick diffusion equations and their solutions. 9. Isothermal and non-isothermal diffusion. 10. Non-linear pressure profiles of water vapour in structures. 11. Thermal diffusion (Soret effect), transport of moisture in the three moisture regions: under-hygroscopic, hygroscipic and over-hygroscopic. 12. Classical Generalised Glaser’s condensation model. 13 Acoustics of inner spaces.


13 weeks, 1 hours/week, compulsory


Topics and content of laboratory exercises: 1. Determination of heat capacity of solids by means of calorimeter (measurement) 2. Determination of coefficient of heat expansion of solids (measurement) 3. Determination of heat conduction of brick by means of non-stationary method (measurement) 4. Determination of adiabatic Poisson’s constant of air (measurement) 5. Determination of heat factor of heat pump (measurement) 6. Determination of frequency dependence of sound absorptivity (measurement) 7. Frequency analysis of sound (measurement) 8. Reverberation time in a room (measurement) 9. Determination of roughness of fracture surfaces by means of the confocal microscope Throughout the semester students solve a set of numerical problems and continuously provide their results to teachers to check the results.