Acoustics and Daylighting
FAST-BHB011Acad. year: 2020/2021
The course presents the fundamentals in room acoustics and daylighting in buildings. Knowledge of this subject will be practically used for the following study - in seminars, projects, master degree projects.
Institute of Building Structures (PST)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Fundamentals in building constructions, fundamentals in physics, Acoustics and Optics.
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1. Sound waves, sound field. Acoustics and physiology, basic notions, sound levels and loudness.
2. Sound measurement, frequency band, frequency band analysis, noise report, hygienic limits.
3. Urban acoustics, noise attenuation.
4. Room acoustics, diffuse sound field, sound field.
5. Absorptive constructions, membranes and oscillating plates, Helmholtz resonators. Sound insulation, rating of air-born and structure-born sound insulation.
6. Air-born sound insulation, Watter’s method. Impact sound insulation of building constructions.
7. Solar radiation, insolation, requirements for insolation.
8. Light and photometry. Methods of evaluation of daylighting in buildings, Daniljuk’s nomograms.
9. Waldram’s diagram, BRS nomograms, average daylight factor.
10. Daylight simulation software.
11. Summary, importance of acoustics, daylighting and insolation for building design.
Fundamentals in room acoustics, determination of air-borne and impact sound insulation index for building constructions, design of rooms and their interiors with respect to reverberation time, determination of requirements for indoor acoustic comfort and design of building protection against exterior noise.
Methods for the evaluation of visual comfort in buildings, daylighting and insolation of buildings.
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