%0 Journal Article
%A Garay, Roberto
%A Uriarte, Amaia
%A Apraiz, Inés
%T Performance assessment of thermal bridge elements into a full scale experimental study of a building façade
%D 2014
* ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA, PO BOX 564, 1001 LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
%X In this paper, an experimental and numerical approach to the characterization of thermal bridges is presented. The need for this characterization was found within an experimental study in a 2 floor high facade. This facade was constructed with 3 concrete elements which were placed in it to produce a similar thermal bridge effect to the one created by floor slabs traditional building construction in Spain. Commonly applied thermal assessments perform one-dimensional heat transfer analysis over planar elements such as the facades studied in this experiment. However, it is well known that thermal bridges are locations in buildings where one-dimensional heat transfer analysis cannot be applied. This problem was approached by creating a numerical 2D thermal model which was calibrated against experimental data from several temperature and heat flux sensors which were located at specific points in the thermal bridge elements.
%@ 0378-7788
%K Thermal bridge
%K Cold bridge
%K 2-Dimensional heat transfer
%K Slab-facade junction
%K Full scale experiment
%K Dynamic model
%K Calibration
%K Thermal inertia
%K SIMULATION
doi 10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.09.024
%U http://hdl.handle.net/11556/251
%~ GOEDOC, SUB GOETTINGEN