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dc.contributor.advisor El-Morsi, Mohamed Kamel, Hussein 2019-01-09T07:33:55Z 2019-01-09T22:00:20Z Fall 2018 en_US 2019-01-09
dc.description.abstract In the building sector, the choice of the materials utilized in building the wall is dependent on many factors. Some of the factors that affect the choice of the materials are the bearing ability, water resistance, available thicknesses, cost, heat transfer, availability in the market and other factors. Designers always set one of these factors as their primary objective, while setting the others as subsidiary objectives of less importance which may be neglected in some cases. The goal of this research is to develop an approach for selecting the materials needed for building laminate composite walls that can achieve two objectives at the same time, which are minimum cost and minimum heat transfer through the wall. While considering the bearing conditions of the materials for the wall to be able to withstand the loads acting on it, and considering the required thickness constraint of the wall. The approach is divided to two steps, starting with the optimization part that gives the optimum set of materials for each number of layers separately, and then this optimum set of materials is used to calculate the accompanied transient heat transfer through the wall based on the location and orientation of the wall. The cost and actual heat transfer for each number of layers is finally presented to the designer to select the most suitable alternative. This approach would help construction designers for building thermally and economically efficient walls for residential or non-residential buildings, and can also be used in building walls of furnace or in building chambers where thermal efficiency is of major importance. en_US
dc.format.extent 56 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Optimization Thermal efficiency en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.S.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title Optimization of thermal efficiency of buildings en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Engineering en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained for this item. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember El-Haggar, Salah

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