Reduced model and inverse methods: Thermal performance of elementary components/ optimal composition materials
Tutor / director / evaluatorLimam, Ali
Document typeMaster thesis (pre-Bologna period)
Rights accessRestricted access - author's decision
One of the main goals of the research centre of Lafarge is to establish their innovating materials in the building market of emerging countries. For this purpose, is necessary to study the advantages and added values that these materials can provide to constructions. The objective of this thesis is to create a parametric model which serves to evaluate the contribution of these materials to the dwellings energy performance, specially their impact on building’s thermal inertia. The project has been structured in 4 parts: bibliography, TRNSYS simulation model and study 1 and study 2. The purpose of the bibliography is to understand thermal inertia concept, its contribution to construction materials and its effect on buildings energy performance. The objective of the second part is to describe the process followed to design and validate the parametric model, including the hypotheses done. In Study 1the impact that non load baring walls have on building’s thermal inertia, will be evaluated with the TRNSYS model .The study will be focused in wet hot climates, specifically in Mumbai (India) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Study 2 is a world analysis done with the TRNSYS model to determine in which climates a better energy performance is achieved by using Lafarge’s materials.
SubjectsBuilding materials -– Environmental aspects, Building materials -– Technological innovations, Buildings -- Energy conservation, Architecture and climate, Dwellings -- Insulation, Materials de construcció -- Aspectes ambientals, Materials de construcció -- Innovacions tecnològiques, Edificis -- Estalvi d'energia, Arquitectura i clima, Habitatges -- Aïllament