DETERMINATION OF OPTIMUM INSULATION THICKNESS FOR DIFFERENT BUILDING WALLS IN TURKEY


Fertelli A.

TRANSACTIONS OF FAMENA, cilt.37, ss.103-113, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 37
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: TRANSACTIONS OF FAMENA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.103-113

Özet

In this study, the influence of different wall types (stone, brick, concrete and bims - which are usually used in building construction in Turkey) on the optimum insulation thicknesses, energy savings, and payback periods was evaluated for six different energy types: LPG, electricity, fuel oil, coal, natural gas, and geothermal energy. Four cities from different climate zones (Aydin, Trabzon, Malatya, and Sivas) were selected for the analysis which was carried out with two different insulation materials. Results showed that insulation thicknesses were determined between 0 - 0.179 m, with the amount of 0 - 235.053 $/m(2) of energy saving and 0 - 11.53 years of payback period depending on various fuel and wall types.