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Effect of glass thickness on the thermal performance of evacuated glazing

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Fang, Yueping, Eames, Philip and Norton , Brian (2007) Effect of glass thickness on the thermal performance of evacuated glazing. Solar Energy, 81 . pp. 395-404. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/solener

DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2006.05.004

Abstract

Flat evacuated glazing consists of two plane glass panes separated by a narrow internal evacuated space. Separation of the space is maintained by an array of support pillars typically 0.32mm in diameter and 0.12mm high arranged on a regular square grid with an inter-pillar separation of up to 40mm. A detailed three-dimensional finite volume model has been employed to determine the variation of thermal performance of an evacuated glazing as a function of glass pane thickness. It was predicted that for evacuated glazing of dimensions of 0.3m by 0.3m and 0.5m by 0.5m, reducing glass pane thickness gave improved thermal performance. For evacuated glazings with dimensions of 1m by 1m, the opposite was predicted.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Evacuated glazing; thermal performance; glass thickness; finite volume model
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 > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST)
ID Code:15715
Deposited By:Dr Yueping Fang
Deposited On:28 Sep 2010 15:29
Last Modified:07 Apr 2014 14:22

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