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Validation of Cooling Load Calculation of a Building using Transmission Matrix Method

Author(s): Nabeel Khan and B. Bhattacharjee
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of the 71st RILEM Annual Week & ICACMS 2017,Chennai,India, 3rd -8th September 2017
Editor(s): Manu Santhanam
Ravindra Gettu
Radhakrishna G. Pillai
Sunitha K. Nayar
ISBN: 978-2-35158-196-4
ISBN: 978-2-35158-190-2 (Set)
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-191-9:
Publisher: Published by RILEM Publications S.A.R.L.
Publication year: 2017
Pages: 708-713
Total Pages: 6
Language : English

Abstract: The thermal response of a building plays decisive role in selection of building envelope
parameters in tropical climates. Considerable amount of electrical energy is consumed in
maintaining thermal comfort for the occupants inside the building. The cooling and heating
loads for the building in summer and winter seasons respectively are crucial in selection of
envelope parameters and have to be estimated at the design stage itself. Although there are
different procedures for estimating the cooling and heating loads through numerical methods
and building simulation software based on these numerical methods, but these methods and
soft wares are quiet computationally intensive. For decision making purposes, calculations
are to be repeated a number of times for different design options and therefore lengthy and
complex estimation procedures become time consuming and also make the optimization
process complex. The transmission matrix method provides an easy and simple approach for
estimating the cooling and heating loads which is even amenable to hand calculations. In this
paper an attempt has been made to validate the transmission matrix method by comparing the
calculated values with building energy simulation software and experimental data measured
for a single storey room in Chennai climate.

Online publication : 2017
Publication type : full_text
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