Thermal Performance in Ecological Korean House

  • Jaewon Kim
  • Kyungeun Cho
  • Eunyoung Ahn
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 215)


Korean Traditional house made of natural resources with low level thermal properties shows high performance in temperature and humidify control comportable for human. The present investigation is to examine the thermal behaviors of air flows inside the traditional house. The transient numerical experiments are performed along with the different external conditions. Thermal properties of building units have been obtained by the parallel measurements and utilized in the numerical works. Consequently, the details of flows and temperature of air in the houses illustrate the thermal design of the traditional Korean house satisfy the requirements of human living.


Humidify Flow patterns CFD Traditional house 



This research is supported by Basic Science Research Program through the NRF (National Research Foundation of Korea) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (2010-0021154).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringSunmoon UniversityAsanSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of Multimedia EngineeringDongguk UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  3. 3.Department of Information Communication EngineeringHanbat National UniversityYuseong-guSouth Korea

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