Environmental and Thermal Performance of a Typical Concrete Based External Wall System

Sassani, Alireza
Akgül, Çağla
Pasaoglu, Ozgur
Construction and operation of the built environment is recognized as a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions due to high energy consumption. One of the most critical built environment elements are the external walls. For Turkey, specifically the concrete based external wall systems are of importance. Generally, the concrete based external wall systems are composed of several layers: internal gypsum based plaster, concrete, insulating material, and external plaster. The thermal performance of the wall system not only depends on the type and thickness of the insulating layer, but also on the properties of other system elements. This study focuses on evaluating the use of a typical concrete mix design on the thermal and environmental performance of the wall system. For this purpose, a typical mix design was chosen with a known thermal parameters. Then, a 3D model of the selected wall system was established using Solidworks software. Finite element method based thermal simulation was carried out to calculate the thermal performance of the wall system with the selected concrete mix design. Then, the life-cycle analysis was used to calculate the global warming potential (GWP) for the manufacturing of the wall system. Finally, for a typical concrete based external wall system the effect of the concrete mix design on the GWPs was correlated to the thermal performance of the selected system
11th International congress on advances in civil engineering, 2014


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A. Sassani, Ç. Akgül, and O. Pasaoglu, “Environmental and Thermal Performance of a Typical Concrete Based External Wall System,” presented at the 11th International congress on advances in civil engineering, 2014, Istanbul, Turkey, 2014, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265292901_Environmental_and_Thermal_Performance_of_a_Typical_Concrete_Based_External_Wall_System.