151-8009-00L  Building Physics II

SemesterAutumn Semester 2022
LecturersJ. Carmeliet, M. Ettlin, A. Rubin
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


151-8009-00 GBuilding Physics II
No course on 24.10.2022 (seminar week) as well as 12.12. und 19.12.2022 (before final critics).
2 hrs
Mon15:45-17:30HIL E 1 »
J. Carmeliet, M. Ettlin, A. Rubin

Catalogue data

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.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a two-semester course together with 151-8004-00L Building Physics III: Building Energy Demand and Urban Physics (next semester)
For programme regulations
(Examination block)
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Architecture 2016 (Examination Block 2)
ECTS credits4 credits
Performance assessment as a semester course (other programmes)
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersJ. Carmeliet, M. Ettlin, A. Rubin
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 90 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationThe content of the formulary will be provided before the exam.
Written aidsNon-programmable, scientific calculator and pens. A formulary and writing paper will be provided at the exam. There are no other documents or devices allowed except a subject-neutral dictionary as by the regulations of the rectorate.
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

Main linkLectures material can be found on Moodle. (see below) Further information on the Chair's website.
Only public learning materials are listed.


No information on groups available.


There are no additional restrictions for the registration.

Offered in

Architecture BachelorExamination Block 2OInformation