Analysis of Energy Saving Potential and Optimization of Thermally Broken Fiberglass Window Frames

Jan Jakub Zajas, Per Heiselberg

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Abstrakt

This paper elaborates on the energy saving potential and development process of fiberglass window frames, with intention for application in cold climates. A method is presented, where different means of improving thermal performance of a window frame are evaluated. Firstly, very simple geometries are considered, as a simple benchmark for various investigations. Further on, the complexity is gradually increased. Various means of diminishing the heat flow are evaluated. Results show that large improvement can be obtained, when cavities are subdivided by vertical walls or filled with insulation. U value of a window frame can be significantly reduced by these means. Performance of an actual fiberglass frame optimized in this work is significantly improved, but still not competitive against state of the art frames. This indicates that more drastic improvements need to be done in order to achieve satisfying results.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelBuilding Simulation 2011 : Proceedings of the 12th Conference on the International Building Performance Simulation Association
RedaktørerV. Soebarto (Editor in Chief), H. Bennetts, P. Bannnister, P. C. Thomas, D. Leach
Antal sider8
Udgivelses stedSydney, Auatralia
ForlagIBPSA Australasia and AIRAH
Publikationsdato2011
Sider696-703
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-0-646-56510-1
StatusUdgivet - 2011
BegivenhedBuilding Simulation: Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association - Sydney, Australien
Varighed: 14 nov. 201116 nov. 2011
Konferencens nummer: 12

Konference

KonferenceBuilding Simulation
Nummer12
LandAustralien
BySydney
Periode14/11/201116/11/2011

Citationsformater

Zajas, J. J., & Heiselberg, P. (2011). Analysis of Energy Saving Potential and Optimization of Thermally Broken Fiberglass Window Frames. I V. Soebarto (Editor in Chief), H. Bennetts, P. Bannnister, P. C. Thomas, & D. Leach (red.), Building Simulation 2011: Proceedings of the 12th Conference on the International Building Performance Simulation Association (s. 696-703). IBPSA Australasia and AIRAH.