Log In    |    Join IASS    |    Online Journal    |    Proceedings    |    Directory    |    Events    |    News

Online IASS Proceedings

IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century


IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Timber Structures & Environmental Compatibility

Preliminary Research on Thermal Performance and Energy Saving Effect of a Void Space of a room with a Retractable Membrane Ceiling

< Table of Contents for Timber Structures & Environmental Compatibility
  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Timber Structures & Environmental Compatibility
  • Pages: 8
  • Title: Preliminary Research on Thermal Performance and Energy Saving Effect of a Void Space of a room with a Retractable Membrane Ceiling
  • Author(s): Junbin Ma, Ken'ichi Kawaguchi
  • Keywords: retractable membrane ceiling, indoor thermal environment, energy saving effect, detached housing, opening ceiling space, field test
Abstract
Recently in Japan, membrane is often employed as safer ceiling for large span building because of its material advantages of lightweight and soft property. Furthermore, membrane ceiling may improve the indoor thermal environment and energy efficiency by separating air flow, which was already studied through field measurement in large span indoor swimming pool. The aim of this paper is to represent another case of this effect with field test in detached housing with opening ceiling space. The filed measurement of membrane ceiling in real detached housing was conducted to investigate the ability of blocking air flow from the living space to ceiling space in winter with air conditioner. The temperature difference between the top and bottom of membrane ceiling is measured to investigate the ability of blocking air flow, and the air temperature in living space was measured to study its effect on indoor thermal environment.

Read the complete paper (pdf) (requires membership)
© IASS All rights reserved.
IASS · CEDEX - Laboratorio Central de Estructuras y Materiales · C/ Alfonso XII, 3 · 28014 Madrid, Spain     tel. 34 91 335-7409; fax: 335-7422
Site Design & Programming
by World Design Group, Inc.