Computer simulation is an invaluable design tool, but when innovative systems are being developed, it is useful to make physical measurements in order to validate, or at least verify, the algorithms and results from a computer model. Therefore, in the context of this contract, the physical modelling was intended to provide data to verify the computer simulation model of the thermal behaviour of roof structures, of the type commonly used in southern Europe, and in particular as they are proposed to be modified. The principal modification and innovation is to embed heat pipes into the roof, to provide a rapid-response cooling path for the upper rooms immediately under the roof.
|Place of Publication||Glasgow|
|Publisher||Glasgow Caledonian University|
|Commissioning body||European Commission|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|