The Impact of Several Construction Elements on the Thermal Performance of Solar Chimneys

Solar chimneys may provide enough ventilation to buildings when properly designed. Although many design tools, theoretical models and experimental studies have been reported, the impact of many design parameters such as the construction thickness, the thermal resistance of the walls, the absorptivity of the internal surfaces of the chimney, the thermal mass of the chimney and the type of glazing, is not well known. This paper aims to provide information on the optimum sizing of the above parameters.

A STUDY ON THE DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS OF A PREFABRICATED FLOOR HEATING PANEL REGARDING FOR REMODELING OF AN AGED APARTMENT

In Korea, there is growing interest in the remodeling of aged apartment buildings. Traditionally, theheating panel in Korea is a wet type floor heating panel that utilizes radiation. But if a wet type floorheating panel is installed in an aged apartment during its remodeling, some problems may occur. Theyinclude failure to secure enough ceiling height, to reduce level of floor impact noise and possibility thatthe load on the existing structure is increased.