Ground heat exchange problems

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Journal titleJournal of the Institution of Heating and Ventilating Engineers
Pages19; # of pages: 9
Subjectheat transfer; underground construction; foundations; pipes; Pipes and pipelines; transfert de chaleur; construction souterraine; fondation (ouvrage); tuyau (produit)
AbstractThe use of models in determining heat exchange and temperatures for completely buried structures and structures in contact with the ground surface has been illustrated by model tests for both kinds of problem. Model data for two buried insulated pipes in close proximity have been analysed in detail and a test on a model of a basementless building was compared with field results for the prototype. In the latter problem the effect of surface radation and convection was simulated in the model and agreement with field results indicated the feasibility of the model method for determining ground heat loss from buildings.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number4688
NPARC number20377803
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Record created2012-07-24
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