Ground-Coupled Heat and Moisture Transfer from Buildings; Part 2: Application (Preprint)

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In this paper the effects of moisture on the heat transfer from two basic types of building foundations, a slab-on-grade and a basement, are examined. A two-dimensional finite element heat and moisture transfer program is used to show the effects of precipitation, soil type, foundation insulation, water table depth, and freezing on the heat transfer from the building foundation. Comparisons are made with a simple heat conduction model to illustrate the dependency of the soil thermal conductivity on moisture content.

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Deru, M.P. (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) & Kirkpatrick, A.T. (Colorado State University) February 21, 2001.

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In this paper the effects of moisture on the heat transfer from two basic types of building foundations, a slab-on-grade and a basement, are examined. A two-dimensional finite element heat and moisture transfer program is used to show the effects of precipitation, soil type, foundation insulation, water table depth, and freezing on the heat transfer from the building foundation. Comparisons are made with a simple heat conduction model to illustrate the dependency of the soil thermal conductivity on moisture content.

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  • American Solar Energy Society National Solar Conferences Forum 2001, Washington, DC (US), 04/21/2001--04/25/2001

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  • Report No.: NREL/CP-550-29694
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Deru, M.P. (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) & Kirkpatrick, A.T. (Colorado State University). Ground-Coupled Heat and Moisture Transfer from Buildings; Part 2: Application (Preprint), article, February 21, 2001; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc722870/: accessed August 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.