PH8201 SYLLABUS – PHYSICS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING
PH8201 SYLLABUS PHYSICS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING Regulation 2017 Anna University Semester 2
PH8201 Syllabus OBJECTIVE:
PH8201 To introduce the principles of thermal, acoustics, optics and new materials for civil engineering applications.
PH8201 syllabus UNIT I THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS
Heat transfer through fenestrations, thermal insulation and its benefits. Heat gain and heat loss estimation – factors affecting the thermal performance of buildings.
Thermal measurements, thermal comfort, indices of thermal comfort, climate and design of solar radiation, shading devices Central heating. Principles of natural ventilation – ventilation measurements, design for natural
ventilation. Window types and packaged air conditioners – chilled water plant – fan coil systems – water piping – cooling load. Air conditioning systems for different types of buildings – Protection
against fire to be caused by A.C.Systems.
PH8201 syllabus UNIT II ACOUSTICS
Classification of sound- decibel- Weber–Fechner law – Sabine’s formula- derivation using growth and decay method. Absorption Coefficient and its determination –factors affecting acoustics of buildings and their remedies. Methods of sound absorptions – absorbing materials – noise and its measurements, sound insulation and its measurements, impact of noise in multi-storeyed buildings.
PH8201 syllabus UNIT III LIGHTING DESIGNS
Radiation quantitites – spectral quantities – relationship between luminescence and radiant quantities – hemispherical reflectance and transmittance – photometry: cosines law, inverse square law. Vision – photobic, mesophic, scotopic visions. Colour – luminous efficiency function – Visual field glare, colour – day light calculations – day light design of windows, measurement of day-light and use of models and artificial skies, principles of artificial lighting, supplementary artificial lighting.
PH8201 syllabus UNIT IV NEW ENGINEERING MATERIALS
Composites – definition and classification – Fibre reinforced plastics (FRP) and fiber reinforced metals (FRM). Metallic glasses – Shape memory alloys – Ceramics – Classification – Crystalline – Non Crystalline. Bonded ceramics, Manufacturing methods – Slip casting – Isostatic pressing – Gas pressure bonding. Properties – thermal, mechanical, electrical and chemical ceramic fibres – ferroelectric and ferromagnetic ceramics – High Aluminium ceramics.
PH8201 syllabus UNIT V HAZARDS
Seismology and Seismic waves – Earth quake ground motion – Basic concepts and estimation techniques – site effects. Probabilistic and deterministic Seismic hazard analysis. Cyclone and flood hazards – Fire hazards and fire protection, fire-proofing of materials, fire safety regulations and fire fighting equipment. Prevention and safety measures.
OUTCOMES of PH8201 syllabus
Upon completion of this course,
- To have knowledge on the thermal performance of buildings.
- The students will acquire knowledge on the acoustic properties of buildings.
- students will get knowledge on various lighting designs for buildings.
- To gain knowledge on the properties and performance of engineering materials.
- The students will understand the hazards of buildings.
TEXT BOOKS PH8201 syllabus
1. Alexander, D. “Natural disaster”, Springer (1993).
2. Budinski, K.G. & Budinski, M.K. “Engineering Materials Properties and Selection”, Prentice Hall, 2009.
3. Severns, W.H. & Fellows, J.R. “Air conditioning and refrigeration”, John Wiley and Sons, London, 1988.
4. Stevens, W.R., “Building Physics: Lighting: Seeing in the Artificial Environment, Pergaman Press, 2013.
REFERENCES PH8201 syllabus
1. Gaur R.K. and Gupta S.L., Engineering Physics. Dhanpat Rai publishers, 2012.
2. Reiter, L. “Earthquake hazard analysis – Issues and insights”, Columbia University Press, 1991.
3. Shearer, P.M. “Introduction to Seismology”, Cambridge University Press, 1999.
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