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STUDY PLANS
2019/2020

Lighting and Acoustics

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
124LGAE KZ 3 1P+1C
Lecturer:
Jiří Nováček (guarantor), Lenka Maierová
Tutor:
Jiří Nováček (guarantor), Lenka Maierová
Supervisor:
Department of Building Structures
Synopsis:

The basic knowledge from architectural acoustics and daylight in architecture is given to students within this course. Students participating in this course will be able to design and evaluate buildings considering daylight and acoustic performance.

ACOUSTICS

Students become acquainted with the fundamentals of acoustics, spectral analysis and frequency weighting of sound, typical acoustical quantities, sound sources and sound fields. Both indoor and outdoor sound propagation are discussed focusing on attenuation, absorption, reflection and geometrical spreading of sound. Basic acoustical concepts are then applied to buildings and students are introduced to room acoustics (reverberation time) and sound insulation in buildings (airborne and impact sound insulation between rooms and against external noise).

LIGHTING

The course aims to improve the students’ ability to see, to plan and to design daylight in architecture. The purpose is to consider daylight and sunlight as a resource, a raw material, and to understand how it can be used to emphasize architectural concepts while keeping the comfort for users. Students are asked to adopt a sustainable approach focusing on visual comfort, biological needs and energy concerns. Course consists of lectures, individual work as well as groupwork. Computer simulation and practical real-life measurements are used to validate the concepts.

Requirements:
Syllabus of lectures:

Fundamentals of acoustics, basic definitions and quantities (sound as a physical phenomenon, spectral analysis, levels and decibels, weighing of sound, time factor and equivalent levels, sound sources, sound fields).Indoor and outdoor sound propagation (attenuation, absorption, reflection and geometrical spreading of sound). Noise and vibration control engineering (principles of noise and vibration control, elastic mounting of vibration sources, enclosures, barriers, room sound absorption). Introduction to room acoustics and sound insulation in buildings (sound reduction index of single and double leaf partitions, impact sound insulation, revereberation time). Daylight in architecture (the Sun as a source of daylight, basic photometric quantities and calculation principles, transmission of daylight through windows). Insolation of buildings (fundamentals of spherical astronomy, sun paths diagrams, sun control).

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:
Study materials:

1. Maekawa Z., Lord P.: Environmental and Architectural Acoustics, E a FN Spon, London 1994

2. Beranek Leo L., Vér István L.: Noise and Vibration Control Engineering - Principles and Applications, John Wiley a Sons, Inc., 1992

3. Ficker T.: Handbook of Building Thermal Technology, Acoustics and Daylighting, CERM, Brno 2004

Note:
Time-table for winter semester 2019/2020:
06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
Fri
roomTH:B-687

10:00–11:50
EVEN WEEK

(lecture parallel1)
Thákurova 7 (FSv-budova A)
B687
roomTH:B-687

10:00–11:50
ODD WEEK

(lecture parallel1
parallel nr.101)

Thákurova 7 (FSv-budova A)
B687
Thu
Fri
Time-table for summer semester 2019/2020:
Time-table is not available yet
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2020-04-06
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet3017306.html