Analysis and Measurements of Interzonal Natural Convection Heat Transfer in Buildings

[+] Author and Article Information
D. Hill, A. Kirkpatrick, P. Burns

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523

J. Sol. Energy Eng 108(3), 178-184 (Aug 01, 1986) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3268090 History: Received May 01, 1985; Online November 11, 2009


Natural convection heat transfer through doorways can be an important process by which thermal energy is transferred from one zone to another zone of a building. The topic of this paper is interzonal natural convection in a two zone and a three zone multilevel full scale building. Aperture velocity and temperature distributions are measured and the experimental interzonal mass flow rate and heat transfer are determined. A Bernoulli model is derived to predict the neutral heights, velocity profiles, and interzonal heat transfer. The measured and predicted interzonal flow rate and heat transfer are compared and found to be in good agreement.

Copyright © 1986 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.






Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In