Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 4
Target Students: MSc Renewable Energy and Architecture and MSc Sustainable Building Technology students
|Spring||Assessed by end of Spring Semester|
Prerequisites: Registration on a graduate course in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment
Summary of Content: This module is only available for students from architectural backgrounds. It will address the principles and applications of passive solar design in different latitudes. Students use manual as well as available computer simulation tools to carry out design and modelling projects. The use of a number of solar systems will be addressed such as conservatories, Trombe wall, solar chimney and mass wall. The module will also help students to gain better and more practical understanding of the strong link between solar radiation and geographical latitude of a site, using in class exercises.
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||12 weeks||1 per week||2 hours|
Method of Assessment:
|Coursework 1||100||Maximum of 25 A4 pages which include relevant background knowledge, discussion and conclusions text and figures such as data plots, calculation results and building details and design images (exc appendices)|
Dr M Gadi
This module aims to make students aware of the benefits and potential of passive solar design and the energy savings that may be achieved by integrating solar energy systems into a building. The objective is to provide a good understanding of the principles of solar energy conservation techniques and simulation.
The ability to integrate passive solar systems into a building and simulate their performance.
Offering School: Department of Architecture and Built Environment
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