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Convection in mineral wool used as insulation for buildings

    Vytautas Stankevičius Affiliation
    ; Valdas Paukštys Affiliation
    ; Raimondas Bliužius Affiliation
    ; Jolanta Šadauskienė Affiliation
    ; Zenonas Turskis Affiliation
    ; Rolandas Samajauskas Affiliation

Abstract

The paper considers the velocities of air movement in the ventilated air gaps of walls and focuses on pressure fields in both wall models arranged in a climatic chamber and exploited houses. The article investigates the influence of air movement on heat transfer through walls applying numerical modelling methods and conducting experiments in the climatic chamber. The thermal effects of air flows have been described with reference to the Nusselt number defined as the ratio of average convective and conductive heat fluxes and heat flux through still air.

Keyword : building walls, thermal conductivity, air permeability, air gap

How to Cite
Stankevičius, V., Paukštys, V., Bliužius, R., Šadauskienė, J., Turskis, Z., & Samajauskas, R. (2013). Convection in mineral wool used as insulation for buildings. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 19(2), 296-304. https://doi.org/10.3846/13923730.2013.775182
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Apr 18, 2013
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