Course Details

Computer Aided Building Physics Application

Academic Year 2024/25

NHB041 course is part of 3 study plans

NPA-SIS Winter Semester 1st year

NKC-SIS Winter Semester 1st year

NPC-SIS Winter 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, 1 hours/week, elective


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).


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


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.