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Document Type: Artigo
Title: Study of thermal behaviour of roofing on subtropical climate: the use of radiant barrier
Authors: Teixeira, Carla Fernanda Barbosa
Labaki, Lucila Chebel
Issue Date: Jan-2013
Abstract: Solar radiation is the main energy source and responsible for heat gain in buildings, particularly in tropical climate regions. In general, roofing is one of the constructive components that receive most of incident solar radiation in single-storey buildings. One of the techniques to attenuate the solar heat gain is the use of radiant barrier in the roofing system. This paper presents results about thermal performance of different kinds of radiant barrier applied to tiles to verify the temperature attenuation. The study was performed in test cells, where the radiant barrier (aluminum film) was applied to a roofing system consisting of metallic tiles and PVC membrane. Results show that radiant barriers are efficient in providing a good thermal performance of roofing systems and are expected to contribute for the knowledge transfer to designers so as to provide thermal comfort and energy saving in buildings.
Keywords: Roofing
Radiant Cooling
Subtropical Climate
Clima subtropical
ISSN: 1941-7012
Publisher / Institution : Science Publishing Group
Citation: TEIXEIRA, C. F. B.; LABAKI, L. C. Study of thermal behaviour of roofing on subtropical climate: the use of radiant barrier. International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy, New York, v. 2, n. 1, jan. 2013. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 22 mar. 2016.
License: Creative Commons Attribution License
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