ING-IND/11 - 8 CFU - 2° Semester

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

Basics and applications of applied physics in civil, architectural and environmental engineering regarding architecture, territorial planning, and industrial design. The main focus is on: basic thermodynamics, thermo-fluid dynamics, heat transmission, lighting, acoustics, rational use of energy, use of renewable energy sources and energy service management in buildings and urban landscapes. Particular attention is given to experimental studies in confined environments, recording, and processing of environmental data, buildings energy analysis, environmental thermo-fluid dynamics, natural and artificial lighting, environmental and building acoustics, problems in environmental comfort and conservation of cultural assets, active and passive strategies for environmental monitoring and air-conditioning systems. Physical and technical topics related to the planning of energy and environment, diagnostic methods and mitigating techniques, including lighting and acoustics used in studying the environmental impact are also subject to this field.

At the end of the course, the students can apply their knowledge and understanding, and problem-solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study; They will have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, but that include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments; They will be able to communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously; They will have the learning skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Course Structure

Lectures and classwork​

Detailed Course Content


thermo-fluid dynamics

heat transmission



rational use of energy

renewable energy sources

Textbook Information

Barney L. Capehart, Ph.D., CEM, Wayne C. Turner, Ph.D. PE, CEM, William J. Kennedy, Ph.D., PE, Guide to Energy Management, CRC Press

Yunus Cengel, John Cimbala, Fluid Mechanics in SI Units, McGrawhill

Yunus Cengel, Heat and Mass Transfer: Fundamentals and Applications McGrawhill

Michael Moser, Engineering Acoustics An Introduction to Noise Control, Springer

Duco Schreuder, Outdoor Lighting: Physics, Vision and Perception, Springer

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