Full-scale measurements of convective coefficient on external surface of a low-rise building in sheltered conditions

Y. Liu, D. J. Harris

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    Abstract

    Heat transfer from the surface of a building constitutes a substantial proportion of its annual heating energy demand, and is made up of radiative and convective components. The convective component varies with wind speed, and in this work a series of experimental measurements were made in the field to estimate the value of the convective heat transfer under a range of conditions. A low-rise building was used for the measurements, and strong correlations were obtained between the wind speed and the convective heat transfer coefficient. These results were analysed on a directional basis and with respect to the location of the wind speed measurements, and a series of correlations are presented which compare well with existing data. These will be of use in estimating heat transfer from a building. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2718-2736
    Number of pages19
    JournalBuilding and Environment
    Volume42
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

    Keywords

    • Buildings
    • Convective coefficient
    • Energy
    • Full-scale measurement

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