Two-dimensional transient heat transfer through composite wood frame walls - Field measurements and modeling

Thomas H. Kuehn, Eduardo A.B. Maldonado

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Abstract

An experimental and theoretical study has been conducted on the importance of two-dimensional heat flow within insulated wood frame walls and the modeling techniques necessary for accurate simulation. Both steady and transient heat flows are considered. A two-dimensional finite difference model provides accurate detailed results that agree with measurements when appropriate thermophysical property values are used. One-dimensional models cannot completely describe the complex transient heat transfer in wood frame walls, however, the total surface heat transfer can be predicted using a framing correction to combine one-dimensional results between the framing and through the framing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-66
Number of pages12
JournalEnergy and Buildings
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
This study was supportedb y the Engineering ResearchIn stituteI,o wa StateU niversity. The authorsth ankD r. Paul Petersonp, rogram director, for his support, and Mr. Brian A'Hearnf or the initial modeld evelopment.

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