Faculty of Civil Engineering
The laboratory of building services is located in the hirise building at the 23rd floor. It contains a facilityto simulate hydraulic conditions of a heating system with classical radiators, floor heating and with a heater of an air-conditioning unit, where it is possible to change boundary conditions such as temperature of the heating water in the primary circuit, temperature of the heating water in the secondary circuit and pressure conditions. Other equipment of the laboratory include portable measurement instruments to measure physical parameters, such as the mass flow rate, differential pressure, heating water temperature and room air temperature and humidity. To allow complex monitoring of the changes in air and water temperatures, the laboratory is equipped with a set of thermal cameras. The facility is mainly used for education of students and for experimental measurements within the Student Scientific Competition.
The employees of the Department of Building Services handle the tasks of basic and applied research, and in the present they are working on important grant research projects, cooperate with research facilities abroad, participate in education of professionals by organizing distance courses, conferences and seminars, and translate technical standards. The Department has elaborated a number of expertise reports, energy audits and reports from scientific projects.
Most important projects:
Fig. 1 Photo of the heating system
Fig.2: A segment of floorheating
Fig. 3 Photo of theregulation panel (switch board) and theheatsource (electricalboiler)