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Earth studies 210


 
Module code AAL 210
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

Meso-environment:
Climate: atmospheric constituents and processes, weather systems, heat radiation and transfer, solar charts, sun movement and heat gain control.
Air: airflow patterns around structures, natural ventilation.
Water vapour: diffusivity, transfer and condensation.
Heat: thermal comfort and comfort indices, thermal performance of materials and structures, time lag, decrement and periodic heat transfer.

Module credits 8.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 3 lectures per week
Language of tuition Both Afr and Eng
Academic organisation Architecture
Period of presentation Semester 1

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