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Evaluating rammed earth aalls: a case study

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posted on 2001-01-01, 00:00 authored by Peter Alan Taylor, Mark LutherMark Luther
The following research has been undertaken as a response to the recent controversy regarding the suitability of rammed earth wall construction as an effective building envelope. Empirical (in-situ) measurements of temperature and heat flux are taken on the walls of an existing rammed earth building in New South Wales, Australia. An analysis is performed which examines the influence of walls, floor, ceiling and windows on the recorded temperatures within the building. It appears that diffuse sky radiation transmitted by the windows is an important factor in the summer heat load, and that night time cooling coupled with thermal mass has a valuable conditioning effect.

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Title of proceedings

Bringing solar down to earth : ISES 2001 Solar World Congress, Adelaide Australia, 25-30 November 2001 : proceedings

Event

Solar World. Congress (2001 : Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Pagination

259 - 263

Publisher

Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society

Location

Adelaide, South Australia

Place of publication

Adelaide, S. Aust.

Start date

2001-11-25

End date

2001-11-30

ISBN-13

9780975065006

ISBN-10

0975065009

Language

eng

Notes

Deakin University gratefully acknowledges permission of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society to publish these papers

Publication classification

E1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2001, Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society

Editor/Contributor(s)

W Saman, W Charters

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