Jan Carmeliet: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2017

Name Prof. Dr. Jan Carmeliet
FieldBuilding Physics
Address
Professur für Bauphysik
ETH Zürich, CLA J 27
Tannenstrasse 3
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 28 55
E-mailcajan@ethz.ch
DepartmentMechanical and Process Engineering
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
051-0519-00LBuilding Physics II: Moisture Information
Expiring study program according to BSc 2011 regulations.
3 credits3GJ. Carmeliet, T. Defraeye
Abstract70% of all construction problems are related to moisture. This course aims at providing the necessary theoretical background in order to foresee and avoid these problems.
Objective• to develop a basic understanding of mass transport and buffering
• to become aware of potential moisture-related damage and health risks
• to learn how to (i) design building components and (ii) assess their hygrothermal performance
Content• hygrothermal loads
• conservation of mass
• dry air: constitutive behaviour, transport, potential problems and solutions
• moist air: constitutive behaviour, transport, potential problems and solutions
• liquid water: constitutive behaviour, transport, potential problems and solutions
• moisture-induced degradation processes
• case studies
• exercises
Lecture notesHandouts, supporting material and exercises are provided online (http://www.carmeliet.arch.ethz.ch/Education/ with Building Physics II: Moisture in the Documents section). The course syllabus can be bought at the Chair of Building Physics.
LiteratureAll material is provided online (http://www.carmeliet.arch.ethz.ch/Education/ with Building Physics II: Moisture in the Documents section)
Prerequisites / NoticePrior knowledge of "BP I: heat" is required.
051-1215-17LIntegrated Discipline Building Physics (J.Carmeliet) Information Restricted registration - show details
Limited number of participants.

Enrolment under mystudies and per email to the chair is compulsory by the end of the 1st semester week at the latest!
Please specify your design theme as well as the name of the supervising chair.
3 credits2UJ. Carmeliet
AbstractHygrothermal analysis of a building wall component
Detailing regarding hygrothermal behaviour
ObjectiveThe goal is that the students learn to evaluate hygrothermal performance of the building in the different stages of the design process. The students learn to evaluate and optimize their design, to choose adequate wall solutions and materials, to design details from a perspective of hygrothermal performance.
ContentHygrothermal analysis of a building wall component
Detailing regarding hygrothermal behaviour
Prerequisites / NoticeThere is a limited number of places.
Interested students may enroll at mystudies.ethz.ch and by an email to the chair until the end of the second week of the semester. The topic and the design chair should be mentioned in this email.
052-0601-00LBuilding Materials I Information 2 credits2VJ. Carmeliet, M. Koebel, O. von Trzebiatowski, F. Winnefeld, T. Zimmermann
AbstractBuilding Materials - Structure, Quality, Usage

concrete and other mineral materials
metals, wood, glass and polymers
ecological aspects
ObjectiveThe lecture describes the fundamental properties of the most important construction materials: concrete and other mineral materials, metals, wood, glass and polymers. Furthermore, the content includes the relevant ecological aspects such as availability of raw materials, effort for production, emission of hazardous substances, disposal and recycling are treated as well.
ContentThe lecture describes the fundamental properties of the most important construction materials: concrete and other mineral materials, metals, wood, glass and polymers. Furthermore, the content includes the relevant ecological aspects such as availability of raw materials, effort for production, emission of hazardous substances, disposal and recycling are treated as well.
052-0613-17LUrban Physics Information 3 credits3GJ. Carmeliet, J. Allegrini, D. W. Brunner, C. Schär, H. Wernli, J. M. Wunderli
AbstractUrban physics: wind, wind comfort, pollutant dispersion, natural ventilation, driving rain, heat islands, climate change and weather conditions, urban acoustics and energy use in the urban context.
Objective- Basic knowledge of the global climate and the local microclimate around buildings
- Impact of urban environment on wind, ventilation, rain, pollutants, acoustics and energy, and their relation to comfort, durability, air quality and energy demand
- Application of urban physics concepts in urban design
Content- Climate Change. The Global Picture: global energy balance, global climate models, the IPCC process. Towards regional climate scenarios: role of spatial resolution, overview of approaches, hydrostatic RCMs, cloud-resolving RCMs
- Urban micro climate and comfort: urban heat island effect, wind flow and radiation in the built environment, convective heat transport modelling, heat balance and ventilation of urban spaces - impact of morphology, outdoor wind comfort, outdoor thermal comfort,
- Urban energy and urban design. Energy performance of building quarters and cities, decentralized urban energy production and storage technologies, district heating networks, optimization of energy consumption at district level, effect of the micro climate, urban heat islands, and climate change on the energy performance of buildings and building blocks.
- Wind driving rain (WDR): WDR phenomena, WDR experimental and modeling, wind blocking effect, applications and moisture durability
- Pollutant dispersion. pollutant cycle : emission, transport and deposition, air quality
- Urban acoustics. noise propagation through the urban environment, meteorological effects, urban acoustic modeling, noise reduction measures, urban vegetation
Lecture notesAll material is provided via the website of the chair (www.carmeliet.arch.ethz.ch/Education/).
LiteratureAll material is provided via the website of the chair (www.carmeliet.arch.ethz.ch/Education/).
Prerequisites / NoticeNo prior knowledge is required.
063-0515-17LBuilding Physics (Thesis Elective) Information Restricted registration - show details
Prerequisites for Urban Physics: successful termination of "Building Physics IV: Urban Physics" .
For Building Physics in general: Knowledge in the relevant field.

Enrollment only for Master students of the 2011 curriculum!
6 credits11AJ. Carmeliet
AbstractWithin three elective courses the students need to fulfill an elective work (seminar work). Elective works serve the independent way of dealing with the contents of the according elective course.
ObjectiveThe aim of the elective work is to gain comprehensive insight in specific issues related to urban physics and low-energy buildings.
These issues may concern: wind & thermal comfort in the built environment, heat islands, cross-ventilation, driving rain, pollution dispersion, new technologies for low-energy buildings, design of building systems, optimal control.
The work may include computational modelling and prototype testing in laboratory.
ContentIndependent work.
The topic of the elective work is agreed upon by the Chair before work starts.
Prerequisites / NoticeIt's imperative that the topic of the work is discussed with and accepted by the chair in advance.
066-0413-00LMaterials and Constructions Information 3 credits2V + 1UD. Derome, J. Carmeliet
AbstractBuilding materials: properties and performance, building envelope integration and detailing, solutions for energy efficient buildings, sustainable building construction
ObjectiveThe students will acquire knowledge in the following fields:
Fundamentals of material performance
Fundamentals of building envelope design and construction: roof, walls, basement
Introduction to durability problems of building facades
Materials for the building envelope:
- Overview of structural materials and systems: concrete, steel and wood
- Insulating materials
- Air barrier, vapor barrier and sealants
- Glazing and windows
- Façade systems and veneer materials
- Interior finishing
Assessment of materials and components behavior and performance
Solutions for energy retrofitting of (historical) buildings
Aspects of sustainability and durability
ContentBuilding materials: properties and performance, building envelope integration and detailing, solutions for energy efficient buildings, sustainable building construction
LiteratureM. Hall: Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings, ISBN: 978-1-84569-526-2
066-0415-00LBuilding Physics: Theory and Applications Information Restricted registration - show details 4 credits3V + 1UJ. Carmeliet, J. Allegrini, D. Derome
AbstractPrinciples of heat and mass transport, hygro-thermal performance, durability of the building envelope and interaction with indoor and outdoor climates, applications.
ObjectiveThe students will acquire in the following fields:
- Principles of heat and mass transport and its mathematical description.
- Indoor and outdoor climate and driving forces.
- Hygrothermal properties of building materials.
- Building envelope solutions and their construction.
- Hygrothermal performance and durability.
ContentPrinciples of heat and mass transport, hygro-thermal performance, durability of the building envelope and interaction with indoor and outdoor climates, applications.
101-0177-00LBuilding Physics: Moisture and Durability Information 3 credits2GJ. Carmeliet, T. Defraeye
AbstractMoisture transport and related degradation processes in building and civil engineering materials and structures; concepts of poromechanics and multiscale analysis; analysis of damage cases.
Objective- Basic knowledge of moisture transport and related degradation processes in building and civil engineering materials and structures
- Introduction to concepts of poromechanics and multiscale analysis
- Application of knowledge by the analysis of damage cases
Content1. Introduction
Moisture damage: problem statement
Durability

2. Moisture Transport
Description of moisture transport
Determination of moisture transport properties
Hysteresis
Transport in cracked materials
Damage and moisture transport in cracked media

3. Poromechanics
Moisture and mechanics: poro-elasticity
Poro-elasticity and salt crystallisation
Poro-elasticity and damage
Case studies

4. Multiscale analysis
Problem statement
Multiscale transport model
Multiscale coupled transport - damage model
151-0076-10LSwissloop Restricted registration - show details
This course is part of a one-year course. The 14 credit points will be issued at the end of FS2018 with new enrolling for the same Focus-Project in FS2018.

For MAVT BSc and ITET BSc only.

Prerequisites for the focus projects:
a. Basis examination successfully passed
b. Block 1 and 2 successfully passed

For enrollment, please contact the D-MAVT Student Administration.
0 credits15AJ. Carmeliet
AbstractStudents develop and build a product from A-Z! They work in teams and independently, learn to structure problems, to identify solutions, system analysis and simulations, as well as presentation and documentation techniques. They build the product with access to a machine shop and state of the art engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, etc).
ObjectiveThe various objectives of the Focus Project are:
- Synthesizing and deepening the theoretical knowledge from the basic courses of the 1. - 4. semester
- Team organization, work in teams, increase of interpersonal skills
- Independence, initiative, independent learning of new topic contents
- Problem structuring, solution identification in indistinct problem definitions, searches of information
- System description and simulation
- Presentation methods, writing of a document
- Ability to make decisions, implementation skills
- Workshop and industrial contacts
- Learning and recess of special knowledge
- Control of most modern engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, CAD, CAE, PDM)