Fang, Yueping, Eames, Philip C., Norton, Brian, Hyde, Trevor, Zhao, Junfu, Wang, Jinlei and Huang, Ye (2007) Low emittance coatings and the thermal performance of vacuum glazing. SOLAR ENERGY, 81 (1). pp. 8-12. [Journal article]
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The thermal performances of vacuum glazings employing coatings with emittance between 0.02 and 0.16 were simulated using a three-dimensional finite volume model. Physical samples of vacuum glazings with hard and soft coatings with emittance of 0.04, 0.12 and 0.16 were fabricated and their thermal performance characterised experimentally using a guarded hot box calorimeter. Good agreement was found between experimental and theoretical thermal performances for both a vacuum glazing with a soft coating (emittance 0.04) and those with hard coatings (emittance 0.12 and 0.16). Simulations showed that for a low value of emittance (e.g. 0.02), the use of two low-emittance coatings gives limited improvement in thermal performance of the glazing system. The use of a single high performance low-emittance coating in a vacuum glazing has been shown to provide excellent performance. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment|
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Built Environment Research Institute|
Built Environment Research Institute > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST)
|Deposited By:||Dr Trevor Hyde|
|Deposited On:||29 Jan 2010 14:23|
|Last Modified:||29 Jan 2010 14:23|
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