|Urban And Environmental Applied Physics (4 CFU) - 1° year of post-graduate (advanced) degree in Architecture and city sustainability|
|A/A 2020/2021 - Calendar and multimedia material|
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ATTENTION: due to the continuing risks associated with the COVID-19 emergency, this course is FULLY ONLINE at least for the first semester A/Y 2020/2021.
N.B: for the program, the exam procedures, the dates of the exams, etc. see the institutional web page of the course:
Urban And Environmental Applied Physics
This course assumes that students have already acquired some basic knowledge during their three-years degree, and in particular:
If necessary, students who are not already in possession of these basic knowledge can integrate their cultural background by using the teaching material (slides, handouts, video recording of the lessons) taken from the web page of the Environmental Technical Physics course held over the years past:
Flipped Classroom - 1st semester
The first half of the course
(corresponding to the 1st cycle of lessons) is set with the methodology known as
"flipped classroom": the didactic part of the teaching makes use of multimedia
material made available on this website (NOT on ELLY or on other poorly
expandable platforms), as better specified in the following calendar.
During online meetings orgainzed on MS Teams, students should report to the class after viewing and studying the material relevant to each lesson, which is made available one week in advance. In the virtual classroom the activity is carried out as a "workshop", based on the solution of concrete verification or design problems.
The teacher and the students themselves alternate on the blackboard, solving problems also in numerical form and carrying out project calculations and sizing.
Four "flpped classrooms" are planned, with reference to the following topics:
|1||Energy requirement for heating and air
conditioning of buildings
Verification of the thermal and hygrometric insulation of the building envelope
|2||Noise pollution and acoustic classification
of the territory - verification of compliance with the zone limits
Verification of passive acoustic requirements of buildings
|3||Energy requirement for interior lighting of
Energy requirement for street lighting
|4||Natural lighting through windows
Verification of the acoustic and lighting performances of the windows of a building
Calendar of Interactive Lessons
on MS Teams (1st Semester)
|N.||Date and Hour||Topic|
|1||18/11/2020 - 14.00-16.00||Thermal Insulation of the builiding|
|Heat transfer through walls and windows|
|Heat sources: furnaces and heat pumps|
|Diffusion of humidity, the Glaser diagram|
|Yearly energy requirement, energetic performance certification|
|N.||Date and Hour||Topic|
|2||25/11/2020 - 09.00-11.00||Environmental Acoustics, Building Acoustics|
Italian law about environmental noise (L. 447/1995), acoustical zoning, the new EC standards based on Lden - Results
The Single Event Level (SEL) and its usage for evaluation of transportation noise
Examples and exercises regarding environmental noise
Simulation of sound propagation outdoors employing the DISIA/CITYMAP software package
|N.||Date and Hour||Topic||Link to material|
|3||09/12/2020 - 09.00-11.00||Artificial lighting||<work in progress>|
|4||16/12/2020 - 11.00-13.00||Natural lighting, windows||<work in progress>|
Exam Project (Laboratory) - 2nd
The activity carried out in the first part of the course is aimed at developing a project, to be carried out during the second part (from March 2021 onwards), which is assigned to groups of 2 students, and which constitutes during this phase the main activity carried out in the classroom.
Students are entrusted with the drafting of a urban planning project related in an urban context with high population density, for which they will have to produce the technical documentation required by the current regulatory framework, and more specifically the following two documents:
At each lesson, some students present the progress of their project and the
whole class interacts providing suggestions and criticisms.
The final aim of the laboratory is the production of two chapters of the A3 book (acoustics, lighting), which will form the basis of evaluation together with the work done in the classroom.
Angelo Farina -
reproduction forbidded without authorization.
Latest revision: 19/11/2020