Course detail

Experimental methods and measurements

FAST-NTA037Acad. year: 2020/2021

Theoretical fundamentals of quantities measurement within building services specialization. Measuring instruments and dataloggers. Measurement methods and sensors selection. Processing and evaluation of measuring dates. Practical utilization of measurement results for preparation, realization and operation of buildings.
Department of building services instrumentation. Preparation and realization of experimental measurements within laboratory of building services. Practical measurement of basic quantities that are typical for fluid flow and heat transfer within building services systems. Verification of hydraulic and thermal behaviour of picked equipment. Monitoring and evaluation of building microclimate.


Institute of Building Services (TZB)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.


Knowledge of theory and function principles of systems within building services specialization, knowledge of fundamental calculations in this area. Knowledge of thermomechanic and hydraulic.


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


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Measuring equipment, principles of implementation of the experiment, the accuracy of measurement, processing of data.
2. Monitoring of hydraulic behaviour of internal water system, water hammer, hydraulic characteristic of outlet accessories of sanitary draw-of taps.
3. Flow rate measuring, determination of pump head-capacity curve, determination of system curve.
4. Monitoring of thermal behaviour of internal water system, heating and cool down of hot water storage tank.
5. Illumination measuring. The artificial lighting. The efficiency light sources.
6. The cooling circuit, pressures of refrigerant, cooling capacity.
7. Settings and functions of the controller.
8. Fan curve and pressure conditions in air ducts.
9. Acoustic microclimate and source of noise.
10. Smoke test of flow pattern using distributive elements models.
11. Structural design of radiators.
12. Wall heating, assessment of heat flow rate and surface coefficient of heat transfer, heat exchanger.
13. Heating systems valves curves, determination of plate exchange output.


Not applicable.

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 NPC-EVB Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer