Analysis of deep basement heat loss by measurements and calculations

Peter Sobotka, Hiroshi Yoshino, Shin ichi Matsumoto

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Presented are measured data for three deep basement configurations with results yielded by Mitalas, ASHRAE, European Standard methods, and a two-dimensional finite element method program (2D FEM program). The Mitalas method was in best agreement with measurements. The analysis of results suggested that uninsulated basement parts adjacent to the corner cause the main portion of disagreement between predicted and measured heat loss as well as disagreement among the methods studied, and that this is in accordance to and a reflection of differences in the physical models of these methods. Investigated as well are the influences of temperature boundary conditions and of the thermal properties of different types of soil on predicted heat loss.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-197
Number of pages12
JournalASHRAE Transactions
Issue numberPt 2
Publication statusPublished - 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 ASHRAE Annual Meeting - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: 1995 Jun 241995 Jun 28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering


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