Academic Year 2016/2017 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff: Antonio GAGLIANO
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: ING-IND/11 - Building physics and building energy systems
Taught classes: 28 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The course aims to provide knowledge on the following topics

- Sound propagation and noise control. Effects of noise on human beings

- Air pollution and dispersion of pollutant in the atmosphere

- Use of renewable energy sources and efficient energy use.

The teaching method of the course consists of lectures, design exercises with application on the proposed case studies, and use of specific software.

Detailed Course Content


Basic concepts of acoustics. Analysis of acoustic signals. The effects of noise on human beings. Noise emitted by moving and stationary sources. Acoustic materials. Noise control. Numerical modelling of noise propagation. outdoor noise propagation and attenuation. Acoustic barriers and . Acoustic zoning.  noise detection. Limit values on the outdoor noise.

Air pollution

Sources and Physical-Chemical Characteristics of Atmospheric Pollutants. Emission of pollutants from  fixed and mobile combustion sources.

Dispersion of air pollutants

The structure of the atmospheric boundary layer. Turbulence. atmospheric  stability models. Elements of fluid dynamics. Modeling of dispersion of air pollutants

Lecturers are integrated by laboratory exercises, computer training, technical visits and seminars

Textbook Information

1.      Appunti delle Lezioni

2.      Renato Lazzarin Sistemi solari attivi: manuale di calcolo: F. Muzzio,

3.      Duffie-Beckman-  Solar_engineering_of_thermal_process

4.      Ursula Eicker, Solar Technologies for Buildings- John Wiley & Sons Ltd

5.      M.Z. Jacobson “Fundamentals of Atmospheric Modeling”  Cambridge University Press

6.      M . Santamouris . Energy and climate in the urban built environment J.R. Hassel et al. “Acoustic e Noise Measurements” Bruel Kjaer

7.      Cirillo E., Acustica applicata, McGraw-Hill, Milano, 1997

Spagnolo R., Manuale di Acustica, Torino, UTET, 2001