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Assessment of Pattern of Energy Consumption with Varying Building Parameters


A large fraction of the total energy consumption in the world comes from heating and cooling of buildings. Improving the energy efficiency of buildings to reduce the needs of seasonal heating and cooling is one of the major challenges in sustainable development. In general, the energy efficiency depends on the geometry and material of the buildings. To explore a framework for accurately assessing this dependence, detailed 3-D thermofluid simulations are performed by systematically sweeping the parameter space spanned by four parameters: the size of building, thickness and material of wall, and fractional size of window. The simulations incorporate realistic boundary conditions of diurnally-varying temperatures from observation... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Jain, Gaurav (Author) / Huang, Huei-Ping (Advisor) / Ren, Yi (Committee member) / Oswald, Jay (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 65 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Mechanical Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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