Improvement of the thermal performance of an aluminium window frame with CFD analysis için kapak resmi
Improvement of the thermal performance of an aluminium window frame with CFD analysis
Gökcen, Gökce, author.
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xiv, 70 leaves: color illustrarions, charts;+ 1 computer laser optical disc.
Most of the primary energy used in the world belongs to fossil fuels. Energyefficient activities are carried out in many different sectors in order to prevent the depletion of the reserves of these resources. The building sector is one of them and many different studies are being carried out to reduce the energy consumed in the buildings. Windows are the main unit of heat losses and gains in buildings. In literature, the main reasons for heat losses through windows are usually stated as glass units due to their large areas and relatively higher overall heat transfer coefficient. However, windows frames are as important as glass units because they also have higher heat transfer. Since the most commonly used material in window frames, which is aluminium, has the highest thermal conductivity value, this topic should be investigated. In this study, two different strategies are presented to improve the thermal transmittance of an aluminium frame without changing the frame geometry. The first strategy presented is the improvement of the gasket and thermal break materials in which high thermal conductivity materials are used which have a considerable impact on the thermal performance of aluminium window frames. The second strategy is to fill the cavities in aluminium profiles with polyurethane foam in order to reduce convection effects. Two dimensional CFD simulations of the aluminium window frame, modelled with information from the manufacturer, were used to investigate these improvement strategies. As a result of the study, the importance of thermal break and gasket materials used in the aluminium window frame has been seen and the thermal conductivity of these materials has a considerable effect on the thermal performance of the windows. Moreover, the polyurethane foam filled air cavities in the aluminium frame have positively affected the thermal performance of window as proposed and %29.44 improvements occurred.
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Thesis (Master)--İzmir Institute of Technology:Architecture.

İzmir Institute of Technology: Architecture--Thesis (Master).
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