Validated model and study of a rammed earth wall building
Taylor, Peter, Fuller, Robert and Luther, Mark 2004, Validated model and study of a rammed earth wall building, in ANZSES 2004 : Solar 2004 : Life, the universe and renewables, Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, [Perth, W.A.].
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ANZSES 2004 : Solar 2004 : Life, the universe and renewables
Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society Conference
Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society
Place of publication
A 2100 m2 (GFA) two-storey rammed earth building was built on the Thurgoona campus of Charles Sturt University in 1999. The building is novel both in the use of materials and equipment for heating and cooling. The climate at Wodonga can be characterised as hot and dry, so the challenge of providing comfortable working conditions with minimal energy consumption is considerable. This paper describes a thermal model of one of the second-storey offices on the west-end of the building. The simulation software, TRNSYS, has been used to predict office temperatures and comparisons are made between these and measurements made over a typical week in summer. Reasonable agreement has been achieved under most conditions. The model has been used to investigate key building parameters and strategies, including night flushing, to improve the thermal comfort in the office.
Deakin University gratefully acknowledges permission of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society to publish these papers
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Field of Research
120202 Building Science and Techniques
Socio Economic Objective
970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
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