Heat transfer and air movement behaviour in a double-skin façade

Darkwa, J. and Li, Y. and Chow, D.H.C. (2014) Heat transfer and air movement behaviour in a double-skin façade. Sustainable Cities and Society, 10 . pp. 130-139. ISSN 2210-6707

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Abstract

Theoretical and practical evaluation of a naturally ventilated double skin façade has been undertaken. The study has shown that the double skin façade (DSF) system is capable of supplying adequate ventilation to various levels with little or no additional heating during winter thus saving the bulk percentage of the heating load on the building. However there was an element of overheating in the DSF which may have contributed to an additional cooling load on the building. Even though the operational strategy of mixing return air with trapped air in the cavity helped to minimise the overheating effect, there was still some considerable level of temperature increase in the DSF. Effective thermal management control strategies and systems are therefore encouraged in the design and operation of DSFs.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Heat transfer ; Natural ventilation ; Double Skin Façade ; Overheating
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.scs.2013.07.002
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2017 11:11
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2017 03:47
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/47561

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