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CE 397, ARE 371 Energy Simulation in Building Design - Fall 2011 1/4 Energy Simulation in Building Design CE 397, ARE 371 Fall 2011 The University of Texas at Austin Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Course Unique Numbers: 16175 (CE 397) 15490 (ARE 371) Course Website: http://www.ce.utexas.edu/prof/Novoselac/classes/ARE383/ Classroom and Time: ECJ 9.236, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Prerequisites: Graduate student. For undergraduate students: ARE 346N or consent of instructor. Instructor: Dr. Atila Novoselac Office: ECJ 5.422 Phone: Office 475-8175, Lab 232-7937 e-mail: [email protected] http://www.ce.utexas.edu/prof/Novoselac Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM or by appointment. I have an open door policy – if my office door is open, I will see students without an appointment. If I am busy, we will schedule a convenient time for both of us. Course Catalog Description: Fundamentals of building energy simulations including basic analytical models for heat & mass transfer in building elements and general numerical methods for solving system of equations. Use of energy simulations tools for building design analyses including parametric studies of various design solutions for different operational and environmental parameters. Course Objectives: 1. Identify basic building elements which affect building energy consumption and analyze the performance of these elements using energy and mass conservation models. 2. Understand the physics behind various numerical tools used for solving different heat and moisture transfer problems in building elements. 3. Use basic numerical methods for solving systems of linear and nonlinear equations. 4. Conduct building energy and mass transfer analyses using comprehensive computer simulation tools. 5. Evaluate the performance of building envelope and environmental systems considering energy consumption in buildings. 6. Perform parametric analyses to evaluate the effects of design choices and operational strategies of building systems on building energy use. 7. Use energy simulations in life-cycle cost analyses for selection of building components. Textbook: There are no required textbooks for this class. Students are required to read provided papers and handouts. Some textbooks that you might find useful are in the reference list below:CE 397, ARE 371 Energy Simulation in Building Design - Fall 2011 2/4 References: (optional) J A Clarke, 2002, Energy Simulation in Building Design (2nd Edn), Butterworth-Heinemann, ISBN 0 7506 5082. 2001 ASHRAE Handbook: Fundamentals. IP or SI edition, hard copy or CD. S V Patankar, 1980, Numerical Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow, ISBN: 0891165223. John A. Duffie, William A. Beckman, 1991, Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes, ISBN: 0471510564. Topics: 1. Course introduction and background 0.5 wk 2. Fundamentals of energy mass transfer 1.5 wks 3. Thermal analysis of building components 2 wk 4. Numerical methods 2 wks 5. Energy simulation tools 1 wk 6. Introduction to energy modeling software 1 wk 7. Building envelope analyses 2 wks 8. HVAC system analyses 2 wks 9. Parametric analyses 2 wks 14 wks Grading: Test 25% Homework Assignments 30% Midterm Project 10% Final Project & Presentation 30% Classroom Participation (attendance) 5% 100% Course Letter Grades (for graduate and undergraduate students): 90-100 A-, A 80-90 B-, B, B+ 70-80 C-, C, C+ 60-70 D-, D, D+ < 60 F Personal Problems: If you have illness or personal problems that will affect your performance during the course of the semester, please let me know as soon as possible. “After the fact” provides little protection unless there are extreme circumstances. I have an answering machine and an e-mail address if you need to get in touch with me after hours. Do not hesitate to use them. Honor Code: The core values of The University of Texas at Austin are learning, discovery, freedom, leadership, individual opportunity, and responsibility. Each member of the university is expected to uphold these values through integrity, honesty, thrust, fairness, and respect towards peers and community. Policy of Scholastic Dishonesty: Students who violate University rules on scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure in the course and/or dismissal from the University. Since such dishonesty harms the individual, all students, and the integrity of the University, policies on scholastic dishonesty will be strictly enforced. For further information, visit the Student Judicial Services web site http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/sjs/.CE 397, ARE 371 Energy Simulation in Building Design - Fall 2011 3/4 Privacy – Web Based Class Sites: Web-based, password-protected class sites may be associated with all academic courses taught at the University. Syllabi, handouts, assignments and other resources are types of information that may be available within these sites. Site activities could include exchanging email, engaging in class discussions and chats, and exchanging files. In addition, electronic class rosters will be a component of the sites. Students who do not want their names included in these electronic class rosters must restrict their directory information in the Office of the Registrar, Main Building, Room 1. For information on restricting directory information, see: http://www.utexas.edu/student/registrar/catalogs/gi00-01/app/appc09.html. Accommodations (Disability Statement): The University of Texas at Austin provides, upon request, appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students with disabilities. For more information, contact the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, Services for Students with Disabilities, 471-6259 (voice) or 232-2937 (video phone) or http://www.utexas.edu/diversity/ddce/ssd. Dropping the Course: Undergraduate Students: From the 1st through the 12th class day, an undergraduate student can drop a course via the web and receive a refund, if eligible. From the 5th through the universitys academic drop deadline, a student may Q drop a course with approval from the Dean, and departmental advisor. Graduate

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