Thermal radiation and its effect on the heating and cooling of buildings

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report, Division of Building Research, National Research Council Canada; no. 121
Physical description19 p.
AbstractThis report discusses the sol-air temperature concept and the ways in which values of sol-air temperature can be obtained. The sol-air temperature concept is very useful when calculating the heat exchange at the outside surface of buildings. To be accurate the sol-air temperature must take account of the exchange of long wave-length thermal radiation as well as the solar radiation. It must not be based on a surface heat transfer coefficient which assumes that convective and radiative heat transfer are always in the same direction and in the same proportions.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number7861
NPARC number20338230
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Record created2012-07-19
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