Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/18473
Title: A method for the direct generation of comprehensive numerical solar building transfer functions
Authors: Chen, TY
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Solar energy, 2003, v. 74, no. 2, p. 123-132 How to cite?
Journal: Solar energy 
Abstract: This paper describes a method for the direct generation of comprehensive numerical room transfer functions with any derived parameters as output, such as operative temperature or thermal load. Complex conductive, convective and radiant heat transfer processes, or any derived thermal parameters in buildings can be explicitly and precisely described by a generalized thermal network. This allows the s -transfer and z -transfer functions to be directly generated, using semi-symbolic analysis techniques, Cayley's expansion of determinant and Heaviside's expansion theorem. A simple algorithm is developed for finding the roots of the denominator in the inverse transform of the s -transfer functions, which ensures that no single root is missing. The techniques have been applied to generating the transfer functions of a passive solar room with floor heating. The example calculation demonstrates the high efficiency of the computational method.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/18473
ISSN: 0038-092X
EISSN: 1471-1257
DOI: 10.1016/S0038-092X(03)00119-1
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