Course detail

Computer Aided Building Physics Application

FAST-NHB041Acad. year: 2020/2021

Real recovery software for Building Physics in the design and construction assessment in accordance with applicable legislation.
In particular, the assessment of structures in terms of thermal and acoustic techniques
Verification of thermal comfort, sound and light microclimate of buildings.
The calculation and design is to optimize the structural design of the building envelope and the doors and windows, including the resolution of structural details.


Institute of Building Structures (PST)

Offered to foreign students

Of all faculties

Learning outcomes of the course unit

By attending the course the students will learn how to properly design building structures by eliminating the sources of failures and defects with the means of computer simulation programs. They will be taught how to design buildings with low-energy demands meeting the thermal indoor comfort conditions, together with the correct utilization of solar gains through openings which also satisfy the requirements given by the standards and regulations of daylighting design.


Theoretical knowledge from the area of thermal physics and daylighting of building including computational procedures. Knowledge of material properties and designs of structure details. Basic knowledge of valid legislation.


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, English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Functional requirements for thermal protection of buildings, energy legislation.
2. Practical use of software for building heat engineering solution of one-dimensional temperature field for the unsteady state.
3.–4. Modelling and assessment of selected detail using a two-dimensional temperature field.
5.–6. Thermal stability of a room – a critical assessment of the room in terms of maximal increase of temperature and a maximum temperature of a room in summer.
7. Functional requirements of the day and insolation of buildings.
8. Rating daylight factor.
9. Structural and energetic properties of the building, the heat transfer through the building envelope.
10. Energy performance of buildings.
11. Functional requirements for acoustics.
12. Rating insulation separating structures.
13. Verifying the suitability of design of structures including doors and windows in terms of building physics (overall concept of the building and individual design – optimization requirements in terms of thermal physics, acoustics, daylighting and insolation of buildings).


Students will gain skills that permit a deeper understanding of multimedia issues in terms of construction design, thermal fault elimination and ensuring low energy consumption of buildings. A part of the course will be an optimisation of void infill elements from a point of view of thermal comfort of a room, interior daylighting and insolation.

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 NPA-SIS Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
  • Programme NPC-SIS Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional
  • Programme NKC-SIS Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer