Chapter 3

Natural Convection Heat Transfer in the Partitioned Attic Space

Suvash C. Saha1, Y.T. Gu1 and M.M.K. Khan2,    1School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia,    2School of Engineering & Technology, Higher Education Division, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia

Heat transfer and air flow through an attic space into or out of buildings is a key issue for attic-shaped houses in different seasons. One of the main objectives for designers and builders is to provide thermal comfort for dwellers. In the present energy-conscious society, it is also a requirement for houses to be energy-efficient, that is, the energy usage for heating or cooling houses ...

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