This paper investigates the impact of structural skeleton on heat load of super high-rise residences with different air-conditioning patterns, heat insulation styles, building directions and glazing structures by using the dynamic simulation software 'THERB'(the simulation software of the thermal environment of residential buildings) which can estimate the temperature, humidity, sensible temperature and heating/cooling load for multiple zones of buildings. In high-rise residences, the ratio that the structural skeleton dominates a floor area is bigger than that in ordinary residences, and the skeleton is generally made up of concrete, so the heat capacity has a considerable impact on heat load of high-rise residences. Meanwhile, the aspects of air-conditioning style, heat insulation style, structural form and building direction affect the heat load of high-rise residences significantly.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Huanan Ligong Daxue Xuebao/Journal of South China University of Technology (Natural Science)|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2007|
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