Course detail


FSI-IVTAcad. year: 2021/2022

The course deals with heating systems including heating sources and projecting of heating pipework. The course introduces the basic principles of heating systems, as hydronics, hotwater, steam and radiant heating systems. Lectures are concerned especially with central heating, radiant heating (specially radiant floor heating), heating of large-space building and district heating systems. A complex of technical solutions of the configuration of the heating system made of a heating source, distribution system of the heat medium, heat accumulation, heated area, and regulation, measurements and control is discussed. The emphasis is put on the reduction of heat consumption with the application of the appropriate modern method of heating and renewable energy resources such as solar energy.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will gain knowledge, which enable them to design modern and energy-saving systems that are used for heating residential and industrial buildings.


Theoretical basis of heat transfer, thermomechanics and fluid mechanics. The knowledge in the area of environmental engineering and assessment of thermal comfort.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.


Sauer H. J., Hawell H., William C.: Principles of Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioming, ASHRAE, 2001
časopis Vytápění, větrání instalace
J. Bašta, K. Kabele - Otopné soustavy teplovodní. Sešit projektanta. Společnost pro techniku prostředí, 2001
časopis Topenářství Instalace
J. Bašta, Otopná tělesa, Společnost pro techniku prostředí,2000
Brož K.: Vytápění, Skripta ČVUT 1998

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The course-unit credit is awarded on condition of having attended all seminars and worked out project.The exam has an oral part.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The course objective is to provide students with principles of heating facilities for residential and industrial buildings and to teach them in how to apply acquired knowledge to heating systems design.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at seminars is required. Absence from seminars can be compensated for via make-up project.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-ETI-P Master's

    specialization TEP , 2. year of study, winter semester, 8 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1) The course introduction – climatic conditions, thermal losses of buildings
2) Heat consumption
3) Heating systems – classification, principles
4) Heating systems - calculation procedures
5) Heating appliance
6) Hydraulic analysis a stability of heating systems
7) Radiation heating systems
8) Heating systems with suspended radiant panels
9) Air heating systems
10) Equipment and components of heating systems
11) Heating of low energy buildings
12)Steam heating systems
13)Electrical heating systems

Computer-assisted exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1) To make the acquaintance of project
2) Thermal losses calculation
3) Heat consumption calculation
4) Design of heating appliances
5) Design of heating system
6) Single-pipe heating system
7) Two-pipe heating system
9) Hydraulic calculation of a heating system
10) Design of a floor heating system
11-13)Project elaboration


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