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Building Science - BSCI


While no outlines currently exist for this course, below are the course learning outcomes/competencies.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Outline the need for numerical modelling in engineering practice.
  • Justify the simplifications and limitations inherent to numerical modelling, and the consequences for the applicability and reliability of the resulting knowledge.
  • Construct mathematical models describing heat and mass transfer in buildings, building zones and/or building components.
  • Develop algorithms for the solution of spatially discretised – by control volumes or finite elements – continuum systems.
  • Develop algorithms for the solution of temporally discretised – by explicit, implicit or Crank-Nicholson schemes – continuum systems.
  • Evaluate spatial and temporal discretisation errors and their effect on the applicability and reliability of the resulting knowledge.
  • Construct iteration procedures and convergence criteria for non-linear problems.
  • Outline different algorithms for solutions of (large) systems of algebraic equations.
  • Assess the accuracy and reliability of the developed numerical model by means of verification exercises and validation experiments.
  • Evaluate the suitability of the different mathematical and numerical methods for the modelling and solution of heat and mass transfer in buildings, building zones and/or building components.
  • Develop professional autonomy and make sound judgments independently.
  • Communicate results orally and in written form effectively.
  • Collect and evaluate literature, critically analyse theories.

Effective as of Fall 2021

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