Summer Thermal Performance of Ventilated Roofs with Tiled Coverings

M Bortoloni, M Bottarelli, S Piva
2017 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
The thermal performance of a ventilated pitched roof with tiled coverings is analysed and compared with unventilated roofs. The analysis is carried out by means of a finite element numerical code, by solving both the fluid and thermal problems in steady-state. A whole one-floor building with a pitched roof is schematized as a 2D computational domain including the air-permeability of tiled covering. Realistic data sets for wind, temperature and solar radiation are used to simulate summer
more » ... late summer conditions at different times of the day. The results demonstrate that the batten space in pitched roofs is an effective solution for reducing the solar heat gain in summer and thus for achieving better indoor comfort conditions. The efficiency of the ventilation is strictly linked to the external wind conditions and to buoyancy forces occurring due to the heating of the tiles.
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/796/1/012023 fatcat:jvzyfyxjmzdp7abbanduowfsga