Published August 3, 2023 | Version v1
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Temperature measurements of full-scale wall element using Type K thermocouples to observe internal convection in loose-fill wood fiber insulation

  • 1. Aalborg University
  • 2. Aalborg Universty


Internal convection of insulation materials is a phenomenon that occurs when a construction element is subjected to a temperature difference on either side of the element, as the temperature difference inside the insulation will facilitate an onset of air movement due to thermal buoyancy. This dataset represents the results of 11 unique experiments conducted at Aalborg University at the Department of the Built Environment, where a full-scale wall element insulated with loose-fill wood fiber insulation is investigated for internal convection. A large guarded hotbox is used to control the boundary conditions of either side of the wall element, to imitate a construction element subjected to external and internal boundary conditions, similar to a wall in a house. This dataset can be used to benchmark other insulation materials investigated at similar boundary conditions.

The dataset is structured into steady-state experiments and dynamic experiments, where a total of 7 unique cases are conducted in steady-state conditions, and 4 unique cases are conducted in dynamic conditions. The dataset for the steady-state experiments is structured by the temperature difference that the full-scale wall element is exposed to, from the cold and hot side, while the dynamic experiments are structured by the amplitude of the temperature variation, along with if an artificial sun is used or not.

The results for the internal convection of the loose-fill wood fiber insulation show similar results as other studies that have conducted experiments on other insulation materials.

For more information, see doi: 10.54337/aau488363266


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