Effect of glass thickness on the thermal performance of evacuated glazing
Fang, Yueping, Eames, Philip C. and Norton, Brian. (2007) Effect of glass thickness on the thermal performance of evacuated glazing. SOLAR ENERGY, 81 (3). pp. 395-404. ISSN 0038-092XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2006.05.004
Flat evacuated glazing consists of two plane glass panes separated by a narrow internal evacuated space. Separation in the space is maintained by an array of support pillars typically 0.32 mm in diameter and 0.12 mm high arranged on a regular square grid with an inter-pillar separation of up to 40 mm. A detailed three-dimensional finite volume model has been employed to determine the variation of thermal performance of an evacuated glazing as a function of glass pane thickness. It was predicted that for evacuated glazing of dimensions of 0.3 m by 0.3 m and 0.5 m by 0.5 m, reducing glass pane thickness gave improved thermal performance. For evacuated glazings with dimensions of 1 m by 1 m, the opposite was predicted. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery|
|Journal or Publication Title:||SOLAR ENERGY|
|Publisher:||PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 395-404|
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