The Influence of Thermal Mass on the Cooling off Process of Buildings

  • Artur Nowoświat Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Iwona Pokorska-Silva Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering

Abstract

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 It is commonly known that when the source of thermal energy is no longer active and the temperature difference between the inside and outside of the building is positive, the building envelope starts to transfer the heat outside.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.

Keywords

thermal mass, cooling process, ESP-r, heat retention rate, heat resistance, Krischer solution
Published
11-07-2017
How to Cite
NOWOŚWIAT, Artur; POKORSKA-SILVA, Iwona. The Influence of Thermal Mass on the Cooling off Process of Buildings. Periodica Polytechnica Civil Engineering, [S.l.], july 2017. ISSN 1587-3773. Available at: <https://pp.bme.hu/ci/article/view/10132>. Date accessed: 26 sep. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.3311/PPci.10132.
Section
Research Article