Economic And Thermal Performance Of Thermostone In Qatar

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contributor.author Selmi, M. en_US
contributor.author Tag, Ismail A. en_US
date.accessioned 2009-11-25T13:06:08Z en_US
date.available 2009-11-25T13:06:08Z en_US
date.issued 1996 en_US
identifier.citation Engineering Journal of Qatar University, 1996, Vol. 9, Pages 171-190. en_US
identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10576/7966 en_US
description.abstract This paper is concerned with the performance characteristics of thermostone as a building material, and their comparison with those of hollow concrete blocks. Carrier Advanced Load Program (E20-II) was used to estimate the annual cooling load of a typical residential Qatari house. A number of combinations of walls and roofs for the house have been used, and the annual electrical energy to air-condition the model house for these combinations are estimated. Comparison of the results revealed that a house whose walls are built from thermostone blocks would consume 25 % to 30 % less electrical energy than one whose walls are built from hollow concrete blocks. An economic analysis has been performed for these combinations of roofs and walls. The results show that building with thermostone blocks can cut the annual cost of electricity by 28% to 34% as compared to building with hollow concrete blocks. en_US
language.iso en en_US
publisher Qatar University en_US
subject Engineering: Research & Technology en_US
title Economic And Thermal Performance Of Thermostone In Qatar en_US
type Article en_US
identifier.pagination 171-190 en_US
identifier.volume 9 en_US


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