Ventilation, Airflow and Contaminant Transport in Buildings

2022/2023

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge gained in the modules Numerical Methods, Fluid Mechanics and Computational Fluid Dynamics, Building Related Fluid Mechanics or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

Students who complete the module:

  • Must understand the theoretical and experimental assessment of heat, mass, and momentum transfer in ventilated enclosures.
  • Must understand the relationship between the thermal comfort, indoor air quality and health issues and the heat, mass and momentum transfer in the micro-environment of a human being

Skills

Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to develop and perform model and/or full-scale experiments related to fluid flow and contaminant transport in ventilated enclosures
  • Must be able to measure, evaluate and further develop various flow elements for typical room air distribution systems.
  • Must be able to perform CFD simulations in ventilation settings including the establishment of proper boundary conditions.
  • Must have the ability to design and evaluate different types of air distribution systems in a room and in a building.

Competences

Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to identify and discuss the optimal solution for an air distribution system based on theory and/or experiments
  • Must be able to perform and reflect on experiments related to personal exposure assessment and contaminant transport
  • Must be able to communicate the results of the project work in a project report
  • Must be able to contribute successfully to teamwork within the problem area and make a common presentation of the result of the project work

LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR PROBLEM BASED LEARNING

  • Must be able to apply problem solving
  • Must be able to use problem identification
  • Must be able to apply objectives (cooperation agreement)
  • Must be able to use contextual involvement (user involvement)
  • Must be able to analyse teamwork/team composition
  • Must have knowledge of process analysis
  • Must be able to use problem formulation
  • Must be able to assess meetings/scheduling of meetings
  • Must be able to analyse time planning
  • Must be able to apply problem analysis
  • Must be able to analyse personal competencies and wishes
  • Must be able to assess problem solving
  • Must be able to apply project management
  • Must be able to apply impact assessment

Type of instruction

Project work with supervision supplemented with instructions, workshops, presentation seminars, lab tests, etc.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS project module, the workload is expected to be 450 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examVentilation, Airflow and Contaminant Transport in Buildings
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Oral exam based on presentation seminar and project rapport.
ECTS15
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleVentilation, luftstrømninger og forureningstransport i bygninger
Module codeB-IE-K1-5
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS15
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module
Time allocation for external examinersB

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of the Build Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science