Computational Methods for Building Physics and Construction Materials

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The course is intended to convey various computer-aided calculation methods, solution approaches and possibilities for implementing physical processes in the fields of building physics and materials relevant in the construction industry. The focus is on the microscopic and macroscopic consideration of active processes in porous building material systems, such as concrete, geopolymers, insulation materials.


The lectures will address the different computational methods, solution strategies, discretization and implementation possibilities for physical processes that occur in building physics and/or construction materials. Emphasis will be on the micro to macro scale level and on processes that are active in porous construction materials such as concrete, geopolymers, insulation materials, etc.

Typical problems that will be addressed in this module will be on modelling moisture and/or reactive transport in porous media, heat transport, phase change materials and energy storage, insulation materials, temperature imposed deformations and stresses, and cement hydration.

The module will provide a full solution strategy, so from physical problem, to analysis, schematization and to a computational solution.

The lecture will be held in English language

Event period: April 4 – 8, 2022 (full day)

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