Jan Carmeliet: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2022

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
151-8009-00LBuilding Physics II Information 2 credits2GJ. Carmeliet, M. Ettlin, A. Rubin
AbstractMoisture related problems are common in buildings leading to costly damage and uncomfortable indoor environments. This course aims at providing the necessary theoretical background and training 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, water vapor, liquid water)
• moist air: constitutive behavior, transport, potential problems and solutions
• liquid water: constitutive behavior, transport, potential problems and solutions
• exercises
Lecture notesHandouts, supporting material and exercises are provided online via Moodle.
Prerequisites / NoticePrior knowledge of "BP I: heat" is required.
151-8015-00LMoisture Transport in Porous Media Information 3 credits2GJ. Carmeliet, L. Fei, D. A. Strebel
AbstractMoisture transport and related degradation processes in porous materials Theory of moisture transport in porous materials
Experimental determination of moisture transport properties
Exercises on moisture transport properties determination:
Selected topics
Liquid transport in cracked porous media, Drying of porous media, microclimate in urban street canyons.
Objective- Basic knowledge of moisture transport and related degradation processes in porous materials
- Knowledge of experimental determination of moisture transport properties
- Application of knowledge to moisture transport in cracked materials, drying of porous materials and microclimate in urban street canyons
Content1. Introduction
Moisture damage: problem statement, durability
Applications: building materials, soil science, geoscience

2. Moisture transport: theory and application
Description of moisture transport
Determination of moisture transport properties
Exercises on moisture transport properties

3. Special topics
Liquid transport in cracked materials, Drying of porous materials, Microclimate in urban street canyons
Lecture notesHandouts, supporting material and exercises are provided online via Moodle.
LiteratureAll material is provided online via Moodle.
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Decision-makingassessed
Problem-solvingassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationfostered
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityfostered
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management fostered