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INTEGRATION OF EAVES AND SHADING DEVICES FOR IMPROVING THE THERMAL COMFORT IN A MULTI-ZONE BUILDING

ABSTRACT
This paper introduces a new approach to the description and modelling of multi-zone buildings in Saharan climate. Therefore, nodal method was used to apprehend thermo-aeraulic behavior of air subjected to varied solicitations. A coupling was made between equations proposed by P. Rumianowski and some equations of a building thermal energy model found in the TRNSYS user manual. Runge-Kutta fourth order numerical method was used to solve the obtained system of differential equations. Theses results show that proper design of passive houses in an arid region is based on the control of direct solar gains, temperatures and specific humidities. According to the compactness index, the insersion of solar shading and eaves can provide improved thermo-aeraulic comfort.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2014-04-22
PAPER REVISED: 2014-09-03
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2014-09-08
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2014-10-05
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI140422117H
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2015, VOLUME 19, ISSUE Supplement 2, PAGES [S615 - S624]
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