An accurate assessment of a building’s wall performance, defined through the thermal transmittance, is essential to compute the annual energy consumption. Analyzing opaque surfaces, the heat transfer across walls can be modeled by an electro-thermal analogy, based on resistors series, crossed by a one-dimensional heat flow. This analogy is well established and it refers to stratigraphy composed of homogeneous materials. When dealing with inhomogeneous materials, possibly including hollow bricks, the wall’s thermal transmittance is evaluated by means of an effective conductance. However, in order to verify the theoretical models effectiveness, a comparison with in situ measurements is needed. In this paper, three building walls characterized by different stratigraphy have been analyzed; by employing a heat flow meter investigation. Measurements results and estimated thermal transmittance values—calculated applying the standard UNI EN ISO 6946—have been compared.

Evangelisti, L., Guattari, M.C., Gori, P., & DE LIETO VOLLARO, R. (2015). In-Situ Thermal Transmittance Measurements for Investigating Differences Between Wall Models and Actual Building Performance. SUSTAINABILITY, 7(8), 10388-10398 [10.3390/su70810388].

In-Situ Thermal Transmittance Measurements for Investigating Differences Between Wall Models and Actual Building Performance

EVANGELISTI, LUCA;GUATTARI, MARIA CLAUDIA;GORI, Paola;DE LIETO VOLLARO, ROBERTO
2015

Abstract

An accurate assessment of a building’s wall performance, defined through the thermal transmittance, is essential to compute the annual energy consumption. Analyzing opaque surfaces, the heat transfer across walls can be modeled by an electro-thermal analogy, based on resistors series, crossed by a one-dimensional heat flow. This analogy is well established and it refers to stratigraphy composed of homogeneous materials. When dealing with inhomogeneous materials, possibly including hollow bricks, the wall’s thermal transmittance is evaluated by means of an effective conductance. However, in order to verify the theoretical models effectiveness, a comparison with in situ measurements is needed. In this paper, three building walls characterized by different stratigraphy have been analyzed; by employing a heat flow meter investigation. Measurements results and estimated thermal transmittance values—calculated applying the standard UNI EN ISO 6946—have been compared.
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