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Dynamic analysis of daylight factor, thermal comfort and energy performance under clear sky conditions for building: An experimental validation

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posted on 2022-01-01, 00:00 authored by A Ahmad, O Prakash, A Kumar, S M Mozammil Hasnain, P Verma, Ali ZareAli Zare, G Dwivedi, A Pandey
This work focuses on daylighting performance analysis and its energy savings potential for residential building by using dynamic simulation and its experimental validation. The thermal performance of nano building material and its comparison with conventional building material has also been analyzed. The daylight factor was found in between 1 and 11% and 1–21% for the floor and wall, which is within the thermal comfort limit. The theoretical model results are compared with experimental values. The best building orientation was found to be 180° from the north or towards the south. Wind speed was found to be more than 30 kmph, which is used effectively in the natural ventilation of the building envelop. It leads to optimization of the room temperature. The heat transfer parameters, including the quantity of heat lost and gained through fabrics, thermal properties of nanomaterial have been compared with conventional building materials. The U value (heat loss coefficient) of building material defines building performance at a particular orientation. The U- values decreased to 8 times in-wall and 8.67 times in the roof of the building envelope compared to conventional building material. The model was experimentally validated, and there is close agreement between simulated and experimental daylight factor values with root mean percentage error of 1.24%. The total uncertainty in experimental measurement was found out to be 0.1421%, which is within the expectable range. Present study can be implemented in any building design with minimum modifications in any part of the world.



Materials Science for Energy Technologies




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KeAi (Elsevier B.V. on behalf of KeAi Communications Co. Ltd.)



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