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dc.contributor.authorWright, John L.
dc.contributor.authorKotey, Nathan Amon 18:12:35 (GMT) 18:12:35 (GMT)
dc.identifier.otherQC-06-001 (RP-1311)
dc.description©2006, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. ( Published in ASHRAE Transactions, Volume 112, Part 2. For personal use only. Additional reproduction, distribution, or transmission in either print or digital form is not permitted without ASHRAE’s prior written permission.en
dc.description.abstractWindow solar gain can strongly influence building energy consumption and peak cooling load. Shading devices such as venetian blinds, roller blinds, and drapes are routinely used to control solar gain. There is a strong need for models that allow shading layers to be included in glazing system analysis. This paper presents methods by which existing solar optical models for systems of specular glazing layers can be extended to include the effect of layers that create scattered, specifically diffuse, radiation in reflection and/or transmission. Spatially averaged optical properties (i.e., “effective” optical properties) can be used to characterize shading layers, including their beam-diffuse split. Solution techniques can be formulated on the basis of matrix reduction. However, an alternative technique has been developed with the goal of computational simplicity and speed. These attributes are important in the context of hour-by-hour building energy analysis. Sample calculations are presented.en
dc.description.sponsorshipNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada)en
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineersen
dc.subjectArchitecture and energy conservationen
dc.subjectEnergy consumptionen
dc.subjectEnergy efficient buildingsen
dc.subjectSolar activityen
dc.titleSolar Absorption by Each Element in a Glazing/Shading Layer Arrayen
dcterms.bibliographicCitationWright, J.L., Kotey, N.A., " Solar Absorption by Each Element in a Glazing/Shading Layer Array," ASHRAE Transactions, Vol. 112, Pt. 2. pp. 3-12, (2006)en
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Engineeringen
uws.contributor.affiliation2Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineeringen

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