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1st Edition

Thermal Analysis and Design of Passive Solar Buildings

ISBN 9780367578916
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
296 Pages

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Book Description

Passive solar design techniques are becoming increasingly important in building design. This design reference book takes the building engineer or physicist step-by-step through the thermal analysis and design of passive solar buildings. In particular it emphasises two important topics: the maximum utilization of available solar energy and thermal storage, and the sizing of an appropriate auxiliary heating/cooling system in conjunction with good thermal control.

Thermal Analysis and Design of Passive Solar Buildings is an important contribution towards the optimization of buildings as systems that act as natural filters between the indoor and outdoor environments, while maximizing the utilization of solar energy. As such it will be an essential source of information to engineers, architects, HVAC engineers and building physicists.

Table of Contents

Transient heat transfer and thermal storage

Fenestration components, systems and daylighting

Dynamic models of heat transfer in solar buildings

The passive response of solar buildings and its use in design

Ventilation and indoor air quality

Analysis and sizing of small auxiliary heating/cooling systems

Control of passive solar buildings

Solar energy utilisation techniques and systemstransient heat transfer and thermal storage

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AK Athienitis, M. Santamouris