Joint Canadian/U.S. research project on window performance: Project outline and preliminary results

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TypeArticle
Journal titleASHRAE Transactions
ISSN0001-2505
Volume96
Issue1
Pages896900; # of pages: 5
Subjectwindows; thermal conductivity; computer models; Heat performance; fenêtre; conductivité thermique; simulation informatique
AbstractA joint research project between Canada and the U.S. was initiated in 1988 to coordinate research activities on window performance in both countries. The need for such a project was recognized by many researchers at a meeting held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in June 1988. This is the first paper resulting from this joint research project. It outlines the overall project objectives and presents the first set of results. It also provides a summary of the future work planned in the first phase of this project. The set of results presented in this paper is a comparison of the overall U-value for seven windows obtained for laboratory testing using a guarded hot box and those from two sets of computer modeling using VISION/FRAME and WINDOW3. 1/ANSYS programs. The results indicate a reasonable agreement between the overall U-value of windows determined by guarded hot box measurements and those obtained by simulation using the two computer packages mentioned above. On the other hand, differences exist when comparing the edge of glass and frame U-values resulting from computer simulation.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierIRC-P-1672
NRC number32340
3566
NPARC number20375108
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Record created2012-07-23
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