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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Review Of Reflective Insulation Estimation Methods

James Fricker, David Yarbrough

Abstract: This paper reviews the basis and methods for the evaluation of the thermal resistance (R-values) of enclosed reflective air spaces. Four methods of calculating R-values for enclosed reflective air spaces are discussed. Comparisons are made of results obtained with the methods. Examples are given for the calculation of R-values for typical building applications. The difficulties and shortcomings of the different methods are discussed.
Pages: 1989 - 1996