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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


Experimental Validation of Above-Floor Tube-and-Plate Radiant Floor Model

Se´bastien A. Brideau1, Ian Beausoleil-Morrison1, Michae¨l Kummert2
1Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnique Montre´al, Montre´al, Canada

Abstract: This paper discusses the experimental validation of a new above-floor tube-and-plate radiant floor model. It describes the experiments that were designed and conducted and the instrumentation employed, and then contrasts the measurements with model predictions. The sensitivity of model predictions to uncertain inputs is also treated. Overall, the experimental results were found to be in close agreement with the model. This contribution represents the first known experimental validation of a working abovefloor tube-and-plate radiant floor model that is suitable for use in building performance simulation tools.
Pages: 126 - 135