Analysis of the Thermal Performance of Curtain Walls in High-rise Residential Buildings

Sang Tae No, Kang Soo Kim

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Abstract

The curtain wall is presently being adopted widely in high-rise buildings because of its several merits in many aspects. Curtain walls, however, also have problems, such as thermal efficiency and moisture condensation, especially in countries where there are four seasons like Korea, because of wide glazing windows and metal frames that have high thermal conductivity. Furthermore, insulation efficiency is more important in high-rise buildings than in low-rise buildings when outdoor conditions worsen. There are two main objectives in this research; first, to perform steady state conduction simulations for curtain wall materials in high-rise outdoor conditions, and second, to evaluate insulation efficiency and moisture condensation on curtain wall surfaces based on the results of the simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-532
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • Curtain walls
  • High-rise residential buildings
  • Insulation efficiency
  • Moisture condensation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Cultural Studies
  • Building and Construction
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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