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A review of natural convection and heat transfer in attic-shaped space

Saha, S.C. & Khan, M.M.K. (2011) A review of natural convection and heat transfer in attic-shaped space. Energy and Buildings, 43(10), pp. 2564-2571.

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Abstract

This paper presents a review of studies on natural convection heat transfer in the triangular enclosure namely, in attic-shaped space. Much research activity has been devoted to this topic over the last three decades with a view to providing thermal comfort to the occupants in attic-shaped buildings and to minimising the energy costs associated with heating and air-conditioning. Two basic thermal boundary conditions of attic are considered to represent hot and cold climates or day and night time. This paper also reports on a significant number of studies which have been performed recently on other topics related to the attic space, for example, attics subject to localized heating and attics filled with porous media.

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ID Code: 44121
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Attic, natural convection, heat transfer, asymmetric flow, porous media
DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2011.06.020
ISSN: 0378-7788
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation (091307)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Elsevier B.V.
Deposited On: 26 Aug 2011 07:37
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2013 19:11

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