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Measurement of Heat-Flux of New Type Façade Walls

  1. Faculty of Civil Engineering, University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, blvd Partizanski odredi 24, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
  2. Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology - IZIIS, University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
Version 1 : Received: 3 August 2016 / Approved: 4 August 2016 / Online: 4 August 2016 (08:09:58 CEST)

A peer-reviewed article of this Preprint also exists.

Samardzioska, T.; Apostolska, R. Measurement of Heat-Flux of New Type Façade Walls. Sustainability 2016, 8, 1031. Samardzioska, T.; Apostolska, R. Measurement of Heat-Flux of New Type Façade Walls. Sustainability 2016, 8, 1031.

Journal reference: Sustainability 2016, 8, 1031
DOI: 10.3390/su8101031

Abstract

The building envelope has the most significant contribution in the reduction of the building energy consumption. Application of new, alternative and improved materials and systems has an important impact on the buildings performances. This paper is focused on the thermal transmittance, as an indicator of the thermal conductance of the construction element. It includes comparisons of the U-values, calculated by software, with those measured in situ on three representative façade walls. The walls have been constructed with the new wall system Fragmat NZ-1, a new product in Macedonian buildings. This research provides basic information on the thermal transmittance of the system. The results of the analysis show that the in situ measuring is a useful tool in validation of the precision of analytically calculated values, since it was difficult to obtain precise results from the analytical calculations only, especially when the layers are with non-uniform thickness.

Subject Areas

energy efficient building; heat flux; thermal transmittance; in situ measurement

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