Course detail

Computer Aided Building Physics Application

FAST-NHB041Acad. year: 2024/2025

Real recovery software for Building Physics in the design and construction assessment in accordance with applicable legislation.
In particular, the assessment of structures in terms of thermal and acoustic techniques
Verification of thermal comfort, sound and light microclimate of buildings.
The calculation and design is to optimize the structural design of the building envelope and the doors and windows, including the resolution of structural details.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Building Structures (PST)

Offered to foreign students

Of all faculties

Entry knowledge

Theoretical knowledge from the area of thermal physics and daylighting of building including computational procedures. Knowledge of material properties and designs of structure details. Basic knowledge of valid legislation.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.


Students will gain skills that permit a deeper understanding of multimedia issues in terms of construction design, thermal fault elimination and ensuring low energy consumption of buildings. A part of the course will be an optimisation of void infill elements from a point of view of thermal comfort of a room, interior daylighting and insolation.
By attending the course the students will learn how to properly design building structures by eliminating the sources of failures and defects with the means of computer simulation programs. They will be taught how to design buildings with low-energy demands meeting the thermal indoor comfort conditions, together with the correct utilization of solar gains through openings which also satisfy the requirements given by the standards and regulations of daylighting design.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

SVOBODA, Zbyněk. SVOBODA SOFTWARE, manuály k programům


Astra MS Software, Zlín. Building Design, modul Sunlis a Wdls. Astra MS Software, Zlín


KAŇKA, Jan, Jaroslav POLÁŠEK, J. SLEZÁK a Emil VLASÁK. Světlo+. JpSoft, 2014


OSTRÝ, Milan a kol. M01-Ustálený a neustálený teplotní stav, M02-Stavebně energetické vlastnosti budov, M03-Modelování ustáleného 3D teplotního pole. Studijní opory


Ateliér DEK. DEKSOFT - Stavební fyzika - Manuály k programům. Ateliér DEK


HENS, Hugo S. L. Building Physics – Heat, Air and Moisture: Fundamentals and Engineering Methods with Examplesand Exercises. Ernst & Sohn, 2012. ISBN 978-3-433-03027-1


Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (IBP). WUFI - Manuály k programům. Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (IBP), 2017.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPA-SIS Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory
  • Programme NPC-SIS Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme NKC-SIS Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Functional requirements for thermal protection of buildings, energy legislation. 2. Practical use of software for building heat engineering solution of one-dimensional temperature field for the unsteady state. 3.–4. Modelling and assessment of selected detail using a two-dimensional temperature field. 5.–6. Thermal stability of a room – a critical assessment of the room in terms of maximal increase of temperature and a maximum temperature of a room in summer. 7. Functional requirements of the day and insolation of buildings. 8. Rating daylight factor. 9. Structural and energetic properties of the building, the heat transfer through the building envelope. 10. Energy performance of buildings. 11. Functional requirements for acoustics. 12. Rating insulation separating structures. 13. Verifying the suitability of design of structures including doors and windows in terms of building physics (overall concept of the building and individual design – optimization requirements in terms of thermal physics, acoustics, daylighting and insolation of buildings).


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Programs, legislation, award - undergraduate project, conditions for credits, requirements in CSN 2. Heat transfer coefficient, together with a thermal bridge, balance condensation and evaporation of water vapor with consideration of the actual effectiveness of the vapor layer, drop touch the floor temperature. 3.–4. Solution selected details (min. 2 details) using a two-dimensional temperature field. 5.–6. Assessment of the critical rooms for thermal stability in winter and summer. 7.–8. Assessment of daylight factor (required continuity of the summer thermal stability). Optimizing the window size so as to meet the requirements in terms of thermal stability and daylight factor. 9. The transmission of heat through the building envelope, the average heat transfer coefficient, the label of the building envelope. 10.–11. Evaluation of energy performance according to the current legislation. 12. Assessment of internal partition structures in terms of airborne and impact sound insulation. 13. Credits.