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Fall 2012
Nov 28, 2015
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CE 41300 - Building Envelope Design And Thermal Loads
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course discusses the basic thermal processes in buildings and presents comprehensive methods for thermal design of envelope assemblies in commercial and residential buildings. The first part of the course includes steady-state transient conduction through envelope assemblies, convection and radiation heat transfer in buildings, solar radiation and solar gains, thermal performance of windows, internal gains, ventilation and infiltration. The second part of the course considers surface and room energy balance equations and presents analytical and computational models for calculation of hourly heating and cooling loads throughout the year. Climate-based standards, passive solar design, advanced energy guides, and innovative technologies for high performance buildings are discussed. The course also includes a design project on analytical heating/cooling load calculations for a commercial building. Typically offered Fall Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Civil Engineering
Department: Lyles School of Civil Engr

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Calculate heat transfer through envelope assemblies for commercial and residential buildings. 2. Solve energy balance equations for building surfaces and room air. 3. Calculate solar and internal gains and predict transient hourly heating and cooling loads for a building throughout the year using analytical and computational models. 4. Design building envelopes according to national standards. 5. Understand principles of passive solar design and the application of innovative envelope technologies.

Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:     
      School of Aero and Astro Engr
      School of Biomedical Engr
      School of Civil Engineering
      School of Chemical Engineering
      School of Nuclear Engineering
      First Year Engineering
      School of Elec & Computer Engr
      School of Interdisciplnry Engr
      School of Industrial Engr
      School of Mechanical Engr
      School of Materials Engr
      School of Agr and Bio Engr
      Construction Engineering Mgmt
May not be enrolled as the following Classifications:     
      Sophomore: 45 - 59 hours
      Sophomore: 30 - 44 hours
      Freshman: 0 - 14 hours
      Freshman: 15 - 29 hours

Undergraduate level CE 31100 Minimum Grade of D-

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