Experimental determination of the Z-transfer function coefficients for houses

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TypeArticle
Journal titleASHRAE Transactions
ISSN0001-2505
Volume93
Issue1
Pages146160; # of pages: 15
Subjectheating loads; calculations; cooling loads; solar energy; z transformation; wood frame construction; cooling-load z-transfer coefficients; solar gain input; room - air transfer function coefficients; wood frame houses; various mass levels; house energy calculations; Building envelope; charge thermique; charge frigorifique; méthode de calcul; energie solaire; transformation en z; construction à ossature de bois
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
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierIRC-P-1506
NRC number28659
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NPARC number20375826
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Record created2012-07-23
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