EP8300 - Natural Convection Flows in Buildings


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 D

Course content

The course considers different airflow scenarios in buildings where natural convection is part of the driving force. Such airflows are important in relation to ventilation, heating and moisture transport in buildings. Thermal convection flows and jet flows are covered. Analytical solutions, empirical calculations and numerical simulations are presented.

Given both spring and autumn

Learning outcome

The course shall give the student knowledge about: • Flow and heat transfer problems existing in buildings and which are created by mechanical and natural forces as buoyancy and wind. The course shall give students insight into: analyses and calculation of heat and mass transfer problems in buildings. The course shall prepare the student to: carry out such analyses and calculation of flow and heat transfer problems.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises and seminars.

Required previous knowledge

Intermediate knowledge of theory of fluid dynamics and heat transfer.

Course materials

Selected chapters from: Etheridge, D. and M. Sandberg: Building Ventilation: Theory and Measurement. John Wiley & sons,Chichester, 1996. Selected material from other textbooks and papers.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DIO7004 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Energy and Process Engineering


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
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