ITPE technique applications to time-varying two-dimensional ground-coupling problems Academic Article uri icon


  • The interzone temperature profile estimation (ITPE) procedure is used to find two-dimensional analytical series solutions for the time-varying heat transfer between ground and slab-on-grade floors or basements. The undisturbed soil temperature is approximated as a sinusoidal function of time and the ITPE procedure is coupled with the complex temperature technique to derive the steady-periodic solutions for both configurations. The influence of insulation and of a fixed-temperature water table on the temporal behavior of slab-on-grade floors and basements is treated analytically for the first time. 1988.

published proceedings

  • International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer

author list (cited authors)

  • Krarti, M., Claridge, D. E., & Kreider, J. F.

citation count

  • 52

complete list of authors

  • Krarti, Moncef||Claridge, David E||Kreider, Jan F

publication date

  • January 1988