Course detail

Cooling of Buildings

FAST-BT055Acad. year: 2020/2021

The goal of this subject is to inform students with the issue of cooling for needs of air-condition and the basics of cooling for conservation of foods. Introduction is about principal terms of the thermodynamics and the theory of cooling cycles. Primary content of this subject are kinds of machines which are used in cooling, classification and the main parts of cooling systems. Refrigerants and heat-transfer fluids - properties and present requirements on them. Cooling machine rooms. Proper standards. Another theme is new and present trend in the cooling technologies and energy saving cooling methods, including accumulation of cold.

Department

Institute of Building Services (TZB)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will get basic knowledge of cooling systems in buildings. Students will be able to use this knowledge for choice of effective systems and for design of basic systems of cooling in buildings.

Prerequisites

Principles of thermodynamics and heat transfer, ventilation, air-conditioning, heating, dimensioning of pipe networks, creation of project documentation, calculation of noise transmission

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. An introduction to cooling systems. Refrigeration cycles.
2. Building thermal load calculation. Cooling capacity. Project documentation.
3. Refrigerants and secondary coolants.
4. Ends elements - fan coil units, induction units.
5. Chillers.
6. Liquid coolers, cooling towers, water treatment.
7. Hydraulic of cooling systems. Thermal insulation.
8. Chilled ceilings.
9. Split system. The concept of cooling systems. Cooling machine rooms.
10. Cold rooms and freezer rooms.
11. Alternative and passive cooling systems.

Aims

Basics of cooling technique.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch S , 4. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch S , 4. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch S , 4. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer