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Parametric Sensitivity Analysis of a Test Cell Thermal Model Using Spectral Analysis

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Thierry Alex Mara, Harry Boyer, François Garde

University of La Reunion Island, Laboratoire de Génie Industriel, BP 7151, 15 avenue René Cassin, 97 715 Saint-Denis, France

J. Sol. Energy Eng 124(3), 237-242 (Aug 01, 2002) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1488665 History: Received November 01, 1999; Revised March 01, 2002; Online August 01, 2002
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Parametric sensitivity analysis of model output; illustration of the proposed methodology
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Picture of the test cell seen from North-West
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Representation of the wall spatial discretization
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Some meteorological solicitations measured during the experiment
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Comparison between measurement and prediction of the test cell model. The first two days are not included because of the warm up period
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Superposition of all the Fourier Transforms performed at each timestep of indoor air temperature variations (ΔT)
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Influence of the 13 most important factors on the ninth day; analysis of ΔT’s variance.
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Effects of some importance factors; influence of the thermal capacitance of heavyweight materials and the thermal conductance of insulating materials

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