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Experimental validation of a numerical model for heat transfer in vacuum glazing

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Fang, Yueping, Eames, PC, Norton, B and Hyde, Trevor (2006) Experimental validation of a numerical model for heat transfer in vacuum glazing. SOLAR ENERGY, 80 (5). pp. 564-577. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2005.04.002


Flat vacuum glazings consisting of a narrow evacuated space between two glass panes separated by an array of small support pillars have been fabricated. A guarded hot box calorimeter was designed and constructed to measure their heat transfer coefficients. Experimental measurements of temperatures and rates of heat transfer were found to be in very good agreement with those predicted using a developed finite element model. A method for determining the heat transfer coefficient of the evacuated gap has been established and comparisons are made between the measured and predicted glass surface temperature profiles of the exposed glass area and the heat transfer coefficients of the total glazing system in order to validated the model. (C) 2005 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)
ID Code:10094
Deposited By:Dr Trevor Hyde
Deposited On:29 Jan 2010 14:36
Last Modified:28 Jan 2014 13:47

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