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Coupling of Thermal Mass with Night Ventilation in Buildings

Abstract Passive cooling designs & technologies offer great promise to lower energy use in buildings. Though the working principles of these designs and technologies are well understood, simplified tools to quantitatively evaluate their performance are lacking. Cooling by night ventilation, which is the topic of this research, is one of the well known passive cooling technologies. The building's thermal mass can be cooled at night by ventilating the inside of the space with the relatively lower outdoor air temperatures, thereby maintaining lower indoor temperatures during the warmer daytime period. Numerous studies, both experimental and theoretical, have been performed and have shown the effectiveness of the method to significantly reduce a... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Endurthy, Akhilesh Reddy (Author) / Reddy, T Agami (Advisor) / Phelan, Patrick (Committee member) / Addison, Marlin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Energy / Architectural engineering / Discomfort Reduction / Night Ventilation / Thermal Mass
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 92 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Mechanical Engineering 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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