Thermal behavior of masonry walls in Istanbul

Tavil A.

CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, vol.18, no.2, pp.111-118, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


This study is based on thermal performance analysis and evaluation of masonry wall configurations with respect to thermal comfort and energy conservation with the software DOE-2.1E. The analysis comprises the comparison of the annual heating and cooling loads of the masonry wall alternatives of the sample building. Besides, the exterior and interior surface temperatures of the wall alternatives are computed for appraising dynamic temperature effects on their thermal behavior both in heating and cooling seasons under the climatic conditions in Istanbul having temperate humid climate. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.