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Energy Modeling and Computations in the Building Envelope

1st Edition

By Alexander V. Dimitrov

CRC Press

332 pages

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Energy Modeling and Computations in the Building Envelope instills a deeper understanding of the energy interactions between buildings and the environment, based on the analysis of transfer processes operating in the building envelope components at the microscopic level. The author:Proposes a generalized physics model that describes these interacti

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Buildings' Envelope-a Component of the Building Energy System. Physics of Energy Conversions in the Building Envelope at Microscopic Level. Design of a Model of Energy Exchange Running between the Building Envelope and the Surroundings: Gradient of Free Energy Potential. Definition of the Macroscopic Characteristics of Transfer. Numerical Study of Transport in Building Envelope Components. Initial and Boundary Conditions of a Solid Wall Element. Engineering Methods of Estimating the Effect of the Surroundings on the Building Envelope: Control of the Heat Transfer through the Building Envelope (Arrangement of the Thermal Resistances within a Structure Consisting of Solid Wall Elements). Application (Solved Tasks and Tables).

About the Author

Alexander V. Dimitrov is a professional lecturer with 35 years of experience in four different universities. In addition to universities in Bulgaria, Professor Dimitrov has lectured and studied at leading scientific laboratories and institutes, including the Luikov Heat and Mass Transfer Institute of the Belarusian Academy of Sciences in Minsk; the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Environmental Energy Technology Division; the University of Nevada- Las Vegas College of Engineering; and Stanford University in California. He has authored more than 100 scientific articles and eight books (including three in English), and earned two scientific degrees: Ph.D and D.Sc.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Energy
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning