Energy Monitoring of a Thermally Massive Passive Solar Residence by the PSTAR Approach

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Wongee Chun, Myung Seok Jeon

Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), Daedeok Science Town, Daejeon, 305-343, Korea

Hyung Taek Kim

Department of Energy, Ajou University, Suwon, 441-749, Korea

J. Sol. Energy Eng 115(3), 155-160 (Aug 01, 1993) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2930043 History: Received November 02, 1991; Revised January 21, 1992; Online June 06, 2008


This paper reports the application of the PSTAR (Primary and Secondary Terms Analysis and Renormalization) method to a thermally massive passive solar house located in Daejeon, Korea. The house has approximately 156 m2 of living area with three bedrooms and a living room, which embodies many passive solar features for energy conservation. The primary concern of this work was to properly evaluate the thermal behavior of a thermally massive building structure using the PSTAR method. Results show close agreements between the measured and renormalized values reflecting the effects of heavy thermal mass, whereas the simulation results from the audit description of the house deviate somewhat considerably.

Copyright © 1993 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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