A proposal for ''correction values'' for winter outdoor design temperatures

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Demirbilek F., Yener C.

SOLAR ENERGY, vol.57, no.2, pp.111-116, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0038-092x(96)00045-x
  • Journal Name: SOLAR ENERGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.111-116
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


This study aims to find a correlation between winter outdoor design temperature (WDT) and mass of the building envelope. The daily variations of the inside surface temperatures and heat fluxes of the walls under various climatic conditions and different wall constructions have been calculated by a computer program based on the response factor technique, which uses variable outside air temperature and solar radiation and constant inside air temperature values as input climatic data. The analysis of the relation between mass of the walls and inside surface heat fluxes resulted with the correction values for winter design temperature (WDTCV) depending on the mass of the wall and on the direction of facades for different climatic zones. Copyright (C) 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd.