Measurement of Thermal Quantities

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Jiří Novák
Jiří Novák
Jiří Novák
Department of Architectural Engineering

This course provides an introduction into measurement methods used in building physics. The course consists of three blocks. The first block introduces elementary knowledge in statistics and theory o measurement as a background necessary for processing of measured data, estimation of measurement uncertainty and interpretation of the measurement result. The second block is focused on methods used for measurement of thermal quantities. The physical principles, typical application and limits of selected methods are presented. The third block introduces typical tasks of building design and construction process which solution involves measurement of thermal quantities. Practical classes consist of theoretical exercises of data processing and analysis, laboratory experiments including measurement and evaluation of measured results, educational tours and demonstrations of selected measurement methods.


Elementary knowledge of building physics

Syllabus of lectures:

1) the role of measurement in building physics and its practical use - an overview

2) introduction into the theory of measurement - basic terms and definitions of statistics, errors and uncertainties, confidence intervals, accuracy of measurement devices

3) introduction into the theory of measurement - estimation of uncertainty, propagation of uncertainties in calculations

4) measurement of temperature and heat flow - methods, measurement procedures, measurement devices

5) measurement of mass and moisture content - methods, measurement procedures, measurement devices

6) measurement of pressure, flow rate, flow velocity and direction - methods, measurement procedures, measurement devices

7) measurement of energy consumption - methods, measurement procedures, measurement devices

8) measurement of the internal environment quality indicators, measurement of meteorological quantities - methods, measurement procedures, measurement devices

9) building diagnostics - infrared imaging - methods, measurement procedures, measurement devices

10) building diagnostics - determination of building air permeability (blower door test)

11) building diagnostics - long-term monitoring of the internal environment response to the climatic load and long-term measurement of building energy consumption

12) building diagnostics - long-term monitoring of the internal environment parameters and hygrothermal performance of building components allowing evaluation of structural damage risks

13) determination of thermal performance indicators for materials and building products by means of laboratory testing methods

Syllabus of tutorials:

1) analysis of measured data set - determination of basic statistics, testing of outlying values - exercices

2) estimation of measurement uncertainty, propagation of uncertainty in calculations - exercices

3) check of assignments, consultations

4) laboratory exercice - measurement of temperature and moisture content

5) check of assignments, consultations

6) educational tour in a laboratory

7) infrared imaging - handling of an infrared camera, infrared diagnosiss of a building

8) infrared imaging - analysis of infrared images

9) infrared imaging - interpretation of infrared images

10) test of building air permeability - komplex exercice - two united lessons

11) test of building air permeability - komplex exercice - two united lessons

13) check of assignments, consultations

Study Objective:

The student will be provided with a overview of methods for measurement of thermal quantities and possiblities of their practical use.

The student will be able to:

- understand the physical principles behind the measurement methods used in building physics

- carry out the measurement of thermal quantities frequently used in practice

- process and analyse measured data

- interpret measurement resurts with regard to its uncertainty

Study materials:

!Matuška T.: Experimentální metody v technice prostředí, skripta, Nakladatelství ČVUT, Praha, 2005, ISBN 80-01-03291-4

!Tywoniak J. a kol.: Sledování energetických vlastností pasivních domů, Grada, Praha, 2012, ISBN 978-80-247-4277-9

!Novák J.: Vzduchotěsnost obvodových plášťů budov, Grada, Praha, 2008, ISBN 8024719535

?Taylor J.R.: An introduction to error analysis, University science books, Sausalito, 1997, ISBN 0-935702-75-X

?Vollmer, M., Mollman, K.-P.: Infrared Thermal Imaging: Fundamentals, Research and Applications, WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2018, ISBN 978-3-527-41351-5

Time-table for winter semester 2023/2024:

(lecture parallel1)
Thákurova 7 (budova FSv)

(lecture parallel1
parallel nr.101)

Thákurova 7 (budova FSv)
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