The Influence of Thermal Mass on the Cooling off Process of Buildings
In the paper the authors have investigated the influence of thermal mass of the building envelope on the alignment of temperatures between the external and internal environments without the input of either heating or cooling sources. It is commonly known that when the source of thermal energy is no longer active and the temperature difference between the inside and outside of the building is positive, the building envelope starts to transfer the heat outside. Such a process is repeated until the temperatures in both environments become equal. Hence, the decision to undertake such an analysis in the present paper. In the work the authors have attempted to investigate the impact of thermal mass of the building envelope on the cooling process of the whole internal air. Also, the influence of the shape of the investigated object on the cooling process of the internal zone has been analyzed.