Department of Building Energetics and Plumbing - courses

Head of Department: Zoltán Magyar PhD

Courses given by the Department
(Most of the courses given in Hungarian, otherwise shown behind course' name.)

Mandatory

Course's Neptun code: BMEEPEGA301
Head of course: János Várfalvi PhD ret. associate professor
Credit: 2
Requirement for credit: term mark
Lecture hours (per week): 1
Practical hours (per week): 1
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One dimensional steady state heat transfer of composit slabs
Thermal condition for a room, balance temperature of a nonheated space, energy conservation approaches. Conduction: Fourier’s equation, Concept of thermal conductivity, Range of thermal conductance of building materials, One-dimensional steady state conduction through a plane slab. Convection. Steady state heat transfer of composite slabs, overall heat transfer coefficient, temperature gradient. Modified conduction of insulations. Air gaps. Reverse tasks: Maximizing inner temperature different. fulfilling new U-value requirement for existing wall. Examples.
 
Linear heat transmission
Introduction to Thermal Bridges, Definition of Self-Scale Temperature, two applications of SST, Definition of Apparent Thickness, Generalized model of wall corner, generalized model of wall corner temperature, Example: estimation of wall corner temperature.
 
Moisture transfer 
Definition of Moist air, Dalton‘s Law, Moisture content, Saturation vapour pressure, Relative humidity, dew point, dry and wet bulb temperatures, Specific Enthalpy, Moisture balance, Mechanism of  vapour transfer, Scope of calculation, Vapour conductivity and resistance, Overall vapour resistance of multilayer wall, Overall vapour transfer, Design consideration, example.
 
Introduction to Solar Architecture 
Indirect Solar collecting walls. Mass walls: principles, surface, shading, energetic operation, delaying, losses, operation in summer, irradiated solar energy, examples, simplified thermal model. Example: calculation of thermal balance of a mass wall
 
Solar Design Strategies 
Sustainable future (global impact of buildings, energy crises, the 2030  challenge, sustainable future). Energy Conscious Design (historical overview - traditional and modern architecture, international style, energy conscious architecture and refurbishment).  Energy Conscious Refurbishment. Building Energy Standards (building energy regulation, certifications, standards). Energy Consumption of Buildings  (Low and Passive and "zero" energy buildings). Autonom buildings. Energy Conscious Architecture, Passive Solar Systems (smart conceptual design, building volumes, thermal mass, mass wall, Trombe wall, transparent insulation, sun space, green roofs). Active Solar Systems (pv-panesl, solar collectors, heat pump, wind turbine)
 
Acoustics. The acoustical quality of the built up environment

Last updated from Neptun:
2015-03-18 12:50
Course's Neptun code: BMEEPEGA501
Head of course: Csaba Szikra assistant research fellow
Credit: 2
Requirement for credit: term mark
Lecture hours (per week): 2
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Water supply
The physical and chemical properties of water. Obtaining of water from the nature. Mechanical, chemical and biological treatment of water. Water treatment process of swimming pools. Transport of water. Characteristics of water pumps. Fresh water demand and production, hydrofors and hydroglobes. Cold water distribution network in a building. Metering of water consumption. Pipe materials and appliancies: valves and taps, safety equipments. Fire protection networks. Domestic hot water demand and production. Domestic hot water networks in a building. Boiler types. Circulation. Appliancies: toilets, baths, showers, washing machines, etc. Legionella.
Waste water systems
Requirements of waste water networks. Traps and syphons. Sanitary rooms for disabled people. Waste water networks. Rain water networks. Pipe materials and fittings.
Gas supply
Physical properties of natural and PB gas. Dangers of gas supply. Safety requirements. Gas supply networks outside and inside the building. Gas meters. Materials and fittings of gas networks. Gas appliancies: boilers, stoves, ovens. Categorisation and safety requirements of appliancies. Chimneys: types and requirements. Parameters of drought. Drought diverter.
Artificial lighting
Visual environment and its components. Characteristics of the human vision. Essential ideas of lighting technique: luminous flux, luminous intensity, illuminance, luminance. Characterisation of surfaces: reflection and transmission, spreading of light, colour. Requirements concerning the lighting. Average illuminance and its uniformity. Colour rendering. Modelling – shadows effect. Limitation of glare. Colour appearance. Balanced ratio of luminance. Cost efficiency. Artificial light-sources. Incandescent lamps. Fluorescent tubes. Compact tubes. HID lamps: mercury lamps, metal halide lamps and sodium lamps. Meeting of requirements. Efficiency-method. Proposed setting of luminaries. Electric network of buildings Parts of the network. Characteristics of the network: form, nominal voltage. Typical installations: lighting, building services and technology. Connection of building to public network. Transformers and its placing. Required areas of switchboards and transformers. Indirect contact.

Last updated from Neptun:
2015-03-18 12:50
Course's Neptun code: BMEEPEGA601
Head of course: Jenő Kontra PhD professor
Credit: 2
Requirement for credit: exam
Lecture hours (per week): 2
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Calculation of heat loss of buildings. Energy consumption of a heated space. Introduction to fluid flow. Classification of Heating. Central heating. Elements of water heating system. Pipe distributing networks Emitters and surface heating. Controlling. Renewable energy sources for heating and producing domestic dot water. Introduction to psychometrics. Psychometric processes. Ventilation (Classification, natural ventilation and mechanical one, fundamental systems of air inlet and extract) Estimation of the necessary air volume. Air heating and cooling systems. Air conditioning.

Last updated from Neptun:
2015-03-18 12:51
Course's Neptun code: BMEEPEGM1S1
Head of course: Jenő Kontra PhD professor
Credit: 3
Requirement for credit: exam
Lecture hours (per week): 2
Practical hours (per week): 1
Link to department's website:

No course's description in Neptun database.

Last updated from Neptun:
2015-08-04 16:34

Optional

Course's Neptun code: BMEEPEG0619
Head of course: Csaba Szikra assistant research fellow
Credit: 2
Requirement for credit: exam
Lecture hours (per week): 1
Practical hours (per week): 1
Link to department's website:


Solar Architecture
Introduction to comfort. Introduction to solar radiation. Behaviors of irradiated opaque and transparent elements of the building envelop. Direct solar gains. Shading. Energy balance of the irradiated buildings. Indirect passive solar systems: basic elements, behavior, model of the energy balance. Greenhouse effect in buildings. Effect of the storage capacity. Solar Design Strategies, sustainable future (global impact of buildings, energy crises, the 2030 challenge, sustainable future). Energy Conscious Design (historical overview - traditional and modern architecture, international style, energy conscious architecture and refurbishment).  Energy Conscious Refurbishment. Building Energy Standards (building energy regulation, certifications, standards). Energy Consumption of Buildings  (Low and Passive and "zero" energy buildings). Autonym buildings. Energy Conscious Architecture, Passive Solar Systems (smart conceptual design, building volumes, thermal mass, mass wall, Trombe wall, transparent insulation, sun space, green roofs). Solar air space heating. Hybrid system. Architectural examples. Artificial and natural lighting. 
http://www.egt.bme.hu/szikra/w_english/englisheducation.html

Last updated from Neptun:
2015-09-04 14:36

Elective

Course's Neptun code: BMEEPEG0207
Head of course: János Viczai eng. teacher
Credit: 2
Requirement for credit: exam
Lecture hours (per week): 1
Practical hours (per week): 1
Link to department's website:

No course's description in Neptun database.

Last updated from Neptun:
2015-09-04 14:36
Course's Neptun code: BMEEPEG0623
Head of course: Jenő Kontra PhD professor
Credit: 2
Requirement for credit: exam
Lecture hours (per week): 2
Link to department's website:

No course's description in Neptun database.

Last updated from Neptun:
2015-09-04 14:37
Course's Neptun code: BMEEPEG0208
Head of course: Dr. Ákos Braxatoris hon. associate professor
Credit: 2
Requirement for credit: exam
Lecture hours (per week): 1
Practical hours (per week): 1
Link to department's website:

No course's description in Neptun database.

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2015-09-04 14:36
Course's Neptun code: BMEEPEG0624
Head of course: Name of course's head is missing in Neptun
Credit: 2
Requirement for credit: exam
Lecture hours (per week): 1
Practical hours (per week): 1
Link to department's website:

No course's description in Neptun database.

Last updated from Neptun:
2015-09-04 14:37
Course's Neptun code: BMEEPEG0625
Head of course: Levente Filetóth PhD associate professor
Credit: 2
Requirement for credit: term mark
Lecture hours (per week): 2
Link to department's website:

No course's description in Neptun database.

Last updated from Neptun:
2015-09-04 14:37
Course's Neptun code: BMEEPEG0620
Head of course: Jenő Kontra PhD professor
Credit: 2
Requirement for credit: exam
Lecture hours (per week): 1
Practical hours (per week): 1
Link to department's website:

No course's description in Neptun database.

Last updated from Neptun:
2015-09-04 14:36
Course's Neptun code: BMEEPEG0636
Head of course: Csaba Szikra assistant research fellow
Credit: 2
Requirement for credit: exam
Lecture hours (per week): 2

No course's description in Neptun database.

Last updated from Neptun:
2015-09-04 14:37
Course's Neptun code: BMEEPEG0621
Head of course: Levente Filetóth PhD associate professor
Credit: 2
Requirement for credit: exam
Lecture hours (per week): 2
Link to department's website:

No course's description in Neptun database.

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2015-09-04 14:36
Course's Neptun code: BMEEPEG0622
Head of course: Gergely Dávid Szabó eng. teacher
Credit: 2
Requirement for credit: exam
Lecture hours (per week): 2
Link to department's website:

No course's description in Neptun database.

Last updated from Neptun:
2015-09-04 14:37

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