E3S Web Conf.
Volume 172, 202012th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics (NSB 2020)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Multidimensional modelling and thermal bridges|
|Published online||30 June 2020|
Evaluation of Thermal Bridges Using Online Simulation Software
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Civil Engineering and Management Department, 400027 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to reach nearly Zero Energy Buildings, a thorough design must be given in designing proper junctions, which will overall reduce the impact of the thermal bridges on the thermal performance of the building envelope. It is well-known that a thermal bridge is a weak thermal area of the building envelope through which increased heat losses occur. For the thermal bridges' evaluation, several numerical simulation software exist on the market, but their usage implies knowledge regarding the numerical modelling and simulation using various numerical methods (i.e. finite element method, finite difference methods, and others). Due to time constraint, designers use thermal bridges atlases that provide values for the linear heat transfer coefficient for several types of thermal bridges. Nevertheless, the multitude of existing thermal bridges requires more and more atlases which are not feasible in elaborating, due to time constraints. In order to respond to this demand, the authors developed a software for the modelling and simulation of thermal bridges that can be easily accessed by practitioners. The paper presents the software its components and the way that the user can interact with it.
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