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How to calculate heat/cool accumulation

asked 2019-12-19 12:13:28 -0600

updated 2020-01-07 16:46:47 -0600

hi, i'am working on project where i need to calculation how much heat or cool can be accumulation in building mass. Anyone of you, do you know something about this type of calculation? Any experience, example or guid?

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answered 2019-12-19 14:36:55 -0600

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Sounds like you are looking for the thermal inertia of a building?

You can export all the constructions, their areas and thicknesses and multiply by their density and specific heat capacity to determine this. But I'm sure there are other ways.

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Thank you for answer. You right, I'm looking for something like this. Especially want to calculation how thermal mass in building will work in hot and cold time of day.

Like here in point thermal mass for limiting summertime overheating

Do you think is possible to estimate how much part of heat/cool could be storage in slabs or walls?

error22's avatar error22  ( 2019-12-20 01:29:22 -0600 )edit

Yes, this is generally the principal behind mud huts or adobe walls in hot dry climates. It's also the main principal behind phase-change materials being used within building constructions. Definitely an interesting subject to study.

nickj's avatar nickj  ( 2020-01-23 11:20:09 -0600 )edit

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