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Proceedings of BSO Conference 2018: Fourth Conference of IBPSA-England


Parametric Investigation of Brick Extrusion Patterns Using Thermal Simulation

Khaled Aly Tarabieh, Sherif Abdelmohsen, Asmaa Gamal, Rana Bahaa, Yomna El Ghazi

Abstract: Bricks are utilized for their structural and aesthetic roles. Studies demonstrate the impact of thermal mass and shading on energy performance, with limited evidence of other factors such as bonds, patterns and extrusions. This paper investigates the relationship between the location of extruded bricks and their gradient extrusion value. Patterns divide walls into zones with different extrusion values. The study integrates parametric analysis with energy performance simulations conducted on a south façade for a typical residential room in a hot arid climate. Results show 27.75% energy consumption reduction to the base case, indicating potential impact of the nonuniform distribution patterns.
Pages: 597 - 604