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Numerical Study of Thermal Response of School Buildings in Winter Conditions

Conceição E.Z.E., Silva A.I.N., Lúcio M.J.R., 2004
thermal mass | model | school
Bibliographic info: RoomVent 2004, 9th international conference in University of Coimbra - Portugal, 5-8th september 2004, pp 6, 12 Fig., 5 Ref.
Languages: English

In this work a numerical model, that simulates the buildings thermal response and evaluates theinternal air quality in transient conditions, is validated and used. This multi-nodal model calculates notonly the buildings temperatures and the air water vapour and contaminants mass, but also the air relative humidity inside the spaces, the solar radiation inside and outside building surfaces, the heat and mass convection coefficient, the views factors between internal surfaces, the heat and mass fluxes and the global thermal comfort level. This software, after being validated, is used in the school building thermal behaviour study with complex topology, located in the Algarve region, built by two floors levels and a roof, in Winter Conditions.

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