Giorgio Beccali, Maurizio Cellura, Valerio Lo Brano
Bibliographic info:
Building Simulation, 7, 2001, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, p. 395-402

This work wants to provide the planners with a database of the typical mediterranean building structures. This provides a set of coefficients of the transfer functions which describe exactly the thermal behaviour of the structure, the time lag and the attenuation of the heat flux. For each structure is individualised the best number of coefficients and roots to assure the reliability of the thermal simulation. The attention is mostly upon the structures with high values of thermal inertia which are typical structures of the mediterranean buildings and also of building with bulkhead built in ages preceeding the usage of the reinforced concrete.