Course Information
SchoolMechanical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAgis Papadopoulos
Course ID20000354

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mechanical Engineering

Registered students: 160
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
EnergyCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)845
Design and StructuresElective Courses belonging to the other845
Industrial ManagementElective Courses belonging to the other845

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
By accomplishing this course, students will be able to understand a building's energy balance and ways in which is its applied. They will have obtained an insight into the fundamentals of thermal insulation for the building's energy efficiency, along with how to calculate and check compliance with regulatory requirements. They will also obtain insight into insulation materials and solutions. Furthermore, they will have understood the principles and practiced the application of heating and cooling load calculations, and they will be able to perform the design and dimensioning of heating and air-conditioning systems for buildings. Finally, they will have understood the fundamentals of thermal comfort and indoor air-quality in buildings, which will be treated extensively in other courses of the energy sector.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Energy balance of the building, thermal insulation, calculation of thermal insulation efficiency, thermal insulation materials, ventilation and thermal comfort. Introduction to Heating: principles and systems of heating. Thermal load calculation. Boilers, heating elements. Heating systems. Piping calculations and design of the heating network. Introduction to refrigeration: Physical principles. Cooling mixtures and refrigeration cycles. Compression. Introduction to air conditioning: principles, calculation of cooling loads. Thermal comfort. Design of air conditioning equipment and systems. Design and lay out of air distribution systems. Piping and networks of air conditioning units.
Energy consumption for heating, cooling, refrigeration, building insulation, insulation materials
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
PC and projector use. Communication with students by means of e-learning and e-mail.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work260.9
Reading Assigment561.9
Student Assessment
Written exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Β.Η. Σελλούντος, «ΘΕΡΜΑΝΣΗ – ΚΛΙΜΑΤΙΣΜΟΣ» (2 Τόμοι), Εκδόσεις «ΤeΚΔΟΤΙΚΗ, “ΣΕΛΚΑ-4Μ” ΕΠΕ», Αθήνα, ISBN: 960-8257-05-2, αριθμός σελίδων 1120. Eberhard Sprenger, Hermann Recknagel «ΘΕΡΜΑΝΣΗ ΚΑΙ ΚΛΙΜΑΤΙΣΜΟΣ. 1. Θέρμανση», Εκδόσεις Μ. Γκιούρδας, Αθήνα 1989, ISBN: 960-512-005-8, αριθμός σελίδων 856.
Additional bibliography for study
Μ.Α.Παπαδόπουλος, Θερμομόνωση Κτιρίων, Εκδ. Κυριακίδη, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2008, ISBN 960-343-252-0 Οδηγός σχεδιασμού εγκαταστάσεων: Εξοικονόμηση ενέργειας σε θέρμανση-ψύξη-εξαερισμό σύμφωνα με τον ΚΕΝΑΚ, (Παπαδόπουλος Α.Μ., επιμ.), Εκδ. Κτίριο, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2012, ISBN: 978-960-6803-12-3 Κτίριο, Ενέργεια και Περιβάλλον (Κοσμόπουλος Π., επιμ.), Εκδ. University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2008, ISBN 978-960-12-1713-0 Σημειώσεις του μαθήματος
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