1st Edition

Thermal Analysis and Design of Passive Solar Buildings

By AK Athienitis, M. Santamouris Copyright 2001
    296 Pages
    by Routledge

    296 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    AK Athienitis, M. Santamouris