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dc.contributor.authorWright, John L.
dc.contributor.authorNaylor, David
dc.contributor.authorForoushani, Seyed Sepehr Mohaddes 18:10:31 (GMT) 18:10:31 (GMT)
dc.description.abstractAccurate estimation of the solar gain of a fenestration system is important in analyzing the energy performance of buildings. Recently, models were developed for complex fenestration systems – glazing systems with attachments such as venetian blinds and insect screens. These models use a three-node network for modeling heat transfer at the indoor-side of a glazing system. Empirical expressions based on observation and known limits were originally proposed for the corresponding convection coefficients. To address any ambiguity or error associated with these expressions, a research project is underway to develop techniques for evaluating these convection coefficients more accurately. The purpose of the current paper is to quantify the sensitivity of the U-value and solar heat gain coefficient of complex fenestration systems to the indoor-side convection coefficients. Configurations comprised of low-e glazings, roller blinds, venetian blinds, drapes and insect screens are examined in design summer and winter conditions using the window analysis software VISION5. Results show that the presence of an indoor-mounted attachment can significantly change the solar heat gain coefficient of a fenestration system. Nevertheless, the solar heat gain coefficient and the overall heat transfer coefficient are not sensitive to the indoor convection coefficient.en
dc.publisherInternational Building Performance Simulation Associationen
dc.titleSensitivity of the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient of Complex Fenestration Systems to the Indoor Convection Coefficienten
dc.typeConference Paperen
dcterms.bibliographicCitationForoushani, S.S.M., Wright, J.L., Naylor, D., "Sensitivity of the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient of Complex Fenestration Systems to the Indoor Convection Coefficient," eSim 2016, pp. 277-285, paper #54 (2016)en
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Engineeringen
uws.contributor.affiliation2Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineeringen

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