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Research Publications in journals:
Monitoring the thermal-hygrometric conditions induced by traditional heating systems in a historic Spanish church (12th-16th C)
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Electronic technology and of the communications,
  • Civil engineering and architecture
Information
Abstract
Most historic churches are characterised by low thermal efficiency due primarily to their architectural design and the traditional materials used in their construction. Heating the huge volumes of air involved may be more or less effective depending on the HVAC system used. Up until very recently, traditional heating has been the system of choice in Spanish churches. The present study analysed the parish church at Talamanca de Jarama (a village on the outskirts of Madrid), where the forced hot-air system was found to induce wide fluctuations in indoor thermal?hygrometric (T/RH) conditions, in turn translating into the temporal and horizontal stratification of temperature and relative humidity. As a result, the thermal comfort sought for parishioners is not reached, for the air remains cold at pew height while heat accumulates in the upper area of the church. A three-dimensional sensor network was designed to monitor these conditions. Suspended from helium balloons, the sensors could record the indoor air temperature and humidity without causing any damage whatsoever to church property.
International
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JCR
Si
Title
Energy And Buildings
ISBN
0378-7788
Impact factor JCR
2,465
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2013
Volume
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.01.049
Journal number
75
From page
119
To page
132
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: M.J. Varas-Muriel (IGEO (CSIC-UCM))
  • Autor: Maria Inmaculada Martinez Garrido (UPM)
  • Autor: R. Fort (IGEO (CSIC-UCM))
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Ingeniería Telemática y Electrónica
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