Two-dimensional heat transfer from earth-sheltered buildings Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • This paper describes use of the Interzone Temperature Profile Estimation (or ITPE) technique, an analytical calculation procedure to predict heat transfer within earth in contact with a structure. The solutions governing steady-state and steadyperiodic heat conduction are derived for rectangular earth-sheltered buildings. The procedure accepts continuously variable values of geometric dimensions, insulation levels, and constant soil thermal characteristics and considers the presence of a finite water table level. Soil temperature profiles are shown for both steady-state and steady periodic conditions. The effects of insulation and water table depth on the heat losses from an earth-sheltered building envelope are discussed. © 1990 by ASME.

author list (cited authors)

  • Krarti, M., & Claridge, D. E.

citation count

  • 14

publication date

  • January 1990