Experimental Investigation of the Dynamic Thermal Response of Houses

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TypeArticle
Journal titleBuilding Research Note
ISSN0701-5232
Volume245
Pages20
Subjectwood frame construction; single family dwellings; calculations; energy conservation; solar heating; air infiltration; Moisture performance
AbstractSpecially designed experiments were performed at an outdoor test facility to determine the cooling-load z-transfer function coefficients due to solar gain input, as well as the room-air transfer function coefficients. Three sets of coefficients were obtained for different mass levels in wood- frame houses. These levels, which cover a range lower than those covered in the ASHRAE Handbook, are particularly useful for energy calculations for houses. The mass levels examined are based on 46, 130 and 535 kg/m2 (9.4, 26.6 and 110 lb/ft2) of floor area.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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IdentifierBRN-245
NRC number3544
NPARC number20375636
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