Chapter 2. Modelling Heat Transfer in Building Envelopes

  1. C.P. Underwood Reader1 and
  2. F.W.H. Yik Professor2

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470758533.ch2

Modelling Methods for Energy in Buildings

Modelling Methods for Energy in Buildings

How to Cite

Underwood, C.P. and Yik, F.W.H. (2004) Modelling Heat Transfer in Building Envelopes, in Modelling Methods for Energy in Buildings, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470758533.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of the Built Environment, University of Northumbria at Newcastle

  2. 2

    Department of Building Services Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 21 OCT 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632059362

Online ISBN: 9780470758533

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Keywords:

  • heat transfer;
  • heat conduction equation;
  • building spaces;
  • latent loads;
  • room moisture content balance

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Finite Difference Method – a numerical method for solving the heat conduction equation

  • Heat transfer in building spaces

  • Synthesis of heat transfer methods

  • Latent loads and room moisture content balance