Dominik André Strebel: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2022

NameMr Dominik André Strebel
Professur für Bauphysik
ETH Zürich, LEO D 2
Leonhardstrasse 27
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 87 78
DepartmentMechanical and Process Engineering

151-8007-00LUrban Physics Information Restricted registration - show details 3 credits3GY. Zhao, D. W. Brunner, A. Rubin, C. Steger, D. A. Strebel, 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
- Practical exercise on climatic data collection and analyze
Lecture notesThe course lectures and material are provided online via Moodle.
Prerequisites / NoticeFor MIBS Master students 151-8011-ooL Building Phyics Theory & Application is a pre-requisit for this course or instructor permission. For others no prior knowledge 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.
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
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