Thermal Performance of Horizontal Fixed Sun Shading Device

Gimat, Mohd Fadlullah and Mat Sulaiman, Mohd Khairul Azhar and Abd Malek, Mohd Iskandar and Mohd Nor, Mohd Farihan Irfan (2023) Thermal Performance of Horizontal Fixed Sun Shading Device. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, 14 (2). pp. 205-213. ISSN 2180-3242

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Earlier investigations on passive cooling methods applied software modelling, and the findings were not confirmed through field measurement. Hence, this study applied a stationary experiment on a real structure and weather conditions employing horizontal sun shading (SDH). The purpose of this study was to compare the performance of fixed passive sun-shading devices put on to the bare façade of three-story terrace shophouses in Malaysia. The experiment findings revealed that SDH significantly improved the internal thermal environment by lowering the average monthly indoor air temperature (Ta) by 0.98 K and the peak temperature by 2.11 K. SDH is also effective during the warmest sunny days, lowering 1.23 K on average for the day. Meanwhile, SDH reduced the temperature in the control room by 5.40 K during the warmest peak time. When it came to indoor mean radiant temperature (Tmrt), SDH performed better than the control room in the very hot peak over a month (2.38 K) and on the highest temperature of the day (7.70 K). Finally, it can be inferred that SDH worked better from late at night until early in the morning, cooling the room temperature faster. This quiescent choice is one of the best for enhancing a building's internal thermal performance while also possibly contributing to a decrease in operational energy consumption.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Horizontal shading device, indoor thermal performance
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering Technology > FTK
Depositing User: Mr. Mohamad Zulkhibri Rahmad
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2024 07:27
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2024 07:27

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