The Measured Energy Impact of Infiltration in an Outdoor Test Cell

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D. E. Claridge, Mingsheng Liu

Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX 77843-3123

J. Sol. Energy Eng 118(3), 162-167 (Aug 01, 1996) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2870902 History: Received February 01, 1995; Revised April 01, 1995; Online February 14, 2008


Air infiltration energy consumption was investigated in an outdoor test cell with different leakage configurations and air flow rates under both infiltration and exfiltration. Measurements showed that under heating conditions, the air infiltration energy consumption ranged from 55 percent less than to 15 percent greater than the classically calculated values, depending on the air flow rate and direction (infiltration or exfiltration), solar radiation, and air leakage configuration.

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