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Syracuse University

2018

Building simulation

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A Transparent Insulation Solar Façade Coupled With A Selective Absorber: An Experimentally Validated Building Energy Simulation Model, Miroslav Čekon, Jakub Čurpek Sep 2018

A Transparent Insulation Solar Façade Coupled With A Selective Absorber: An Experimentally Validated Building Energy Simulation Model, Miroslav Čekon, Jakub Čurpek

International Building Physics Conference

The development of various advanced materials and their subsequent integration into innovative building envelope concepts has the potential to achieve energy savings. Additionally, their usability in practical applications can be enhanced via the use of building energy simulation (BES) methods. Experimental procedures in conjunction with numerical computations could enable the prediction of the future performance of solar thermal façade concepts. The presented study is focused on the thermal response of a transparent insulation material (TIM) incorporated in a façade structure. An experimental prototype of a solar façade element with both a selective and a nonselective absorber was developed for use ...


Experimental Validation Of A Model For Naturally Ventilated Double-Skin Facades, Alessandro Dama, Matteo Dopudi, Olena Kalyanova Larsen Sep 2018

Experimental Validation Of A Model For Naturally Ventilated Double-Skin Facades, Alessandro Dama, Matteo Dopudi, Olena Kalyanova Larsen

International Building Physics Conference

The steady state thermal model discussed in this paper is devoted to predict the temperatures and heat fluxes through a naturally ventilated DSF, having solar radiation and environmental temperatures as inputs. It is coupled with a fluid-dynamic model, based on a pressure loop, which takes into account both buoyancy and wind pressure at the openings. The model has been validated against experimental data, basing on the prediction of the internal surface temperature of the DSF. Results show acceptable accuracy in the prediction of the heat flux towards the inside, even though they reveal a slight heat flux overestimation associated with ...