Schwarz-Christoffel transformation applied to steady-state ground-coupling problems Academic Article uri icon


  • The Schwarz-Christoffel transformation is used to find closed form solutions of two-dimensional steady-state temperature distributions around uninsulated slab-on-grade and rectangular basement geometries. The distribution of the heat flux is also determined. Superposition is used to investigate the behavior of adjacent slabs at different temperatures, such as a house and attached garage, and the influence of a fixed-temperature water table below a basement is examined. Temperature and flux distributions are shown for several cases. 1994.

published proceedings

  • Energy and Buildings

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

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

publication date

  • January 1994