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Fall 2012
Nov 27, 2015
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CE 51300 - Lighting In Buildings
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course focuses on the design of illumination systems in buildings (electric and natural lighting) in order to achieve energy efficiency and visual comfort. The first part of the course includes analytical lighting calculation techniques, visual perception, radiative transfer, lamp characteristics, electric lighting system design and control for calculation of required indoor illuminance levels. The second part of the course covers daylighting (natural lighting) systems, including state-of-the-art daylighting prediction models as well as design and control of such devices and advanced metrics. The course also has a lab section, in which the students learn how to work with lighting and daylighting tools and build their own computational transient lighting models in open programming languages, in order to design illumination systems and predict electricity consumption and potential energy savings. Typically offered Fall Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, 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. Understand fundamental illumination concepts. 2. Design and assess the performance of electric and natural lighting systems in buildings. 3. Calculate fundamental illuminance, non-point sources, radiant energy, lamp types, lighting controls, interior lighting design, daylight prediction models, optical properties of windows, advanced metrics and shading devices. 4. Build and solve lighting and daylighting models using advanced software and programming techniques to design lighting systems and calculate energy savings from the use of natural light and lighting controls. 5. Design a project, submit a project report and make an oral presentation (only individual projects are allowed). The project themes cover a wide variety of lighting/daylighting design and control such as: daylighting and lighting design of commercial buildings, measurements/monitoring of lighting levels in laboratory settings, prediction of potentional energy savings, impact of shading design and control, and advanced dayligthing system modeling.

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
      School of Elec & Computer Engr
      School of Engineering Educ
      Graduate School
      School of Industrial Engr
      School of Mechanical Engr
      School of Materials Engr
      School of Agr and Bio Engr
      Construction Engineering Mgmt
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classifications:     
      Senior 105+ hours
      Senior 90 - 104 hours

GR-CE 51300 Requisites

General Requirements:

Student Attribute: GR
May not be taken concurrently.  )
Course or Test: CE 41300
Minimum Grade of D-
May be taken concurrently. )

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