Course detail

Computer Modeling Basics of Buiding Services Systems

FAST-NTB025Acad. year: 2020/2021

Introduction to computer modelling of typical tasks of Building Services (BS) and their application in the design and operation of buildings. Modelling of heat and mass transfer processes in buildings and their components and energy systems. Modelling of unsteady boundary conditions. Application of current software tools for simulation.


Institute of Building Services (TZB)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.


Basics of fluid mechanics, thermo mechanics, plumbing systems, heating, cooling and air conditioning. Basics of numerical mathematical methods.


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

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Language of instruction


Work placements

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Course curriculum

1. Introduction to computer modelling and simulations.
2. Modeling of heat transfer by free and forced convection.
3. Modelling of multi-dimensional steady state heat conduction.
4. Modelling of transient heat conduction.
5. Modelling of thermal behaviour of buildings and rooms.
6. Modelling of phase change substances.
7. Modeling of heat and moisture transfer.
8. Fluid flow modelling using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) method – CFD 1.
9. Fluid flow modelling using CFD method – CFD 2.
10. Fluid flow modelling using CFD method – CFD 3.
11. Modelling of thermal behaviour of building services systems in buildings.
12. Modelling of thermal behaviour of water tanks.
13. Modeling of thermal radiation in buildings.


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-SIS Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer