Experimental Study of the Effects of Internal Non-structural Thermal Mass on the Thermal Inertia of the Whole Building
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The thermal inertia of a building plays a pivotal role in the load curve and peak load of the air-conditioning system. Many studies have been conducted on the transient thermal behavior of building envelopes and partitions. However, it is unclear how to precisely describe the cooling storage effects of internal non-structural thermal mass such as furniture and floor laying. A series of experimental studies are conducted in this paper. Eight different experimental situations are tested, which have different distribution densities of furniture and different types of floor laying. Through these experiments, the study obtains the variations of the entire thermal inertia of the buildings under the variations of non-structural thermal mass.
KeywordsInternal mass Non-structural Thermal inertia Experimental study
This research is supported by the General Financial Grant from the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (Grant No. 2018M632807) and Foundation of He’nan Educational Committee (Grant No. 19A560022).
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