Submitted by Maria.Kapsalaki on Thu, 12/26/2013 - 10:37
Reducing adventitious infiltration in order to save energy is important and is highlighted by the building standards of many countries. This operational infiltration is often inferred via the measurement of the air leakage rate at a pressure differential of 50 Pascals. Some building codes, such as the UK’s Standard Assessment Procedure, assume a simple relationship between the air leakage rate and mean infiltration rate during the heating season, the so-called leakage-infiltration ratio, which is scaled to account for the physical and environmental properties of a dwelling. The scaling d
The problem developed and analyzed in this paper is that of the estimation of the uncertainty associated with the results obtained by numerical simulation codes of physical systems induced from input data. Implicitly posed by the authors is the delicate question concerning the use of the output obtained by calculation codes used in prediction situations, and the reliability which can be attributed to such ouput. One example of thermal behaviour of simple physical systems is treated, serving as an illustration.