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Thermal insulation performance of reflective foils in floor cavities - Hot box measurements and calculations

Thermal insulation performance of reflective foils in floor cavities - Hot box measurements and calculations

Category
Academic article
Abstract
In the present study both experimental measurements and calculation models have been used to investigate the practical performance of reflective foils in air filled floor cavities. The laboratory measurements were performed in a pivotal guarded hot-box. Both heat flow down through the floor area and the temperature distribution in the cavities were measured. The number of reflective foils and the amount of edge insulation at the edge beams has been varied as well as the environmental temperature conditions. Measured and calculated results show good agreement for most of the tested timber floor variants.
Client
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 193830
Language
English
Author(s)
Affiliation
  • SINTEF Community / Architecture, Materials and Structures
Year
2017
Published in
Energy Procedia
ISSN
1876-6102
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
132
Page(s)
333 - 338