publication . Article . 2015

Minimization of thermal insulation thickness taking into account condensation on external walls

Nurettin Yamankaradeniz;
Open Access English
  • Published: 11 Sep 2015 Journal: Advances in Mechanical Engineering (issn: 1687-8140, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publishing
Abstract
Condensation occurs in the inner layers of construction materials at whatever point the partial pressure of water vapor diffuses and reaches its saturation pressure. Condensation, also called sweating, damages materials, reduces thermal resistance, and by increasing the total heat transfer coefficient, results in unwanted events such as increased heat loss. This study applied minimization of thermal insulation thickness with consideration given to condensation in the external walls. The calculations of heat and mass transfers in the structure elements are expressed in a graphical form. While there was an increase in the required thermal insulation thickness subs...
Subjects
arXiv: Condensed Matter::Quantum Gases
Medical Subject Headings: food and beverages
free text keywords: Mechanical engineering and machinery, TJ1-1570, Thermodynamics, Materials science, Water vapor, Thermal resistance, Dynamic insulation, Composite material, Heat transfer coefficient, Condensation, Multi-layer insulation, Thermal insulation, business.industry, business, Thermal bridge
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