Analysis of overheating cases of apartments on the top floor in buildings in traditional technology

openaccess, Vol. 615 (11) 2023 / wtorek, 28 listopada, 2023

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DOI: 10.15199/33.2023.11.05

Pokorska-Silva Iwona, Nowoświat Artur. 2023. Analysis of overheating cases of apartments on the top floor in buildings in traditional technology. Volume 615. Issue 11. Pages 21-27. Article in PDF file

Accepted for publication: 18.10.2023 r.

It is commonly known that thermal comfort in the rooms on top floors is interrelatedwith their overheating. In regions (such as Poland) where air conditioning is not widely used, this problem is particularly evident. In order to thoroughly examine it, temperature measurements were made in the summer period. The measurements were made in the living quarters of buildings constructed in a traditional technology. The tests carried out confirmed that the top-floor rooms were subject to overheating. Therefore, the analysis involved also temperature distribution during the summermonths both for attic rooms and rooms on lower floors. Temperature measurement and numerical measurement were also carried out in the test building. Moreover, the impact of the heat retention rate on the average, maximum, and minimum roomtemperatureswas determined. First of all, using the simulation in ESP-r, the impact of heat retention rate on the scatter of results was demonstrated, since it turns out that the higher the value of heat retention rate, the smaller the temperature spread during the day.
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dr inż. Iwona Pokorska-Silva, Politechnika Śląska, Wydział Budownictwa ORCID: 0000-0003-0895-6587
dr hab. inż. Artur Nowoświat, prof. PŚ., Politechnika Śląska, Wydział Budownictwa ORCID: 0000-0002-0277-7388

dr hab. inż. Artur Nowoświat, prof. PŚ., Politechnika Śląska, Wydział Budownictwa ORCID: 0000-0002-0277-7388

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