Study of a Bioclimatic Building in Wet Tropical Zone: Application of the Study of the Thermal Behavior of a Building in Cote D'ivoire
International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy
Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2018, Pages: 7-15
Received: Aug. 21, 2018;
Accepted: Sep. 13, 2018;
Published: Oct. 11, 2018
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Tanoe Koffi Fernandez, Institute for Renewable Energy (IREN), Nangui Abrogoua University, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Gbaha Prosper, Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, Polytechnic Institute Felix Houphouet Boigny, Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
N'guessan Rémi Kotchi, Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, Polytechnic Institute Felix Houphouet Boigny, Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
Afféri Konan Jules, Institute for Renewable Energy (IREN), Nangui Abrogoua University, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Gbossou Koudou Christophe, Institute for Renewable Energy (IREN), Nangui Abrogoua University, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
With population growth, the demand for housing continues to grow. Also, the energy crisis has shown the need for an energy efficiency policy in the building sector. Estimating the thermal behavior of a building is important in the energy efficiency approach. We present in this article the results concerning the climatic comfort in a building of the city of Abidjan. In this work, we study the thermal behavior of a building of architectural typology validated by the presidential construction program of 60,000 social housing units; our choice is also justified by the habit of Ivorians to live. This architectural model is implemented, with regard to the envelope, with a local material, available, offering the natural comfort: the clay brick. Today, earth material is gaining interest among architects and scientists because of its excellent thermal properties and abundant availability. Our experiments show, on the one hand, that in Côte d'Ivoire, to perform a simulation based on single-zone modelling or multizone modeling, from a low clay brick house, provides similar results; on the other hand, clay brick, when subjected to solar radiation, enhances overheating of the air in the building.
Tanoe Koffi Fernandez,
N'guessan Rémi Kotchi,
Afféri Konan Jules,
Gbossou Koudou Christophe,
Study of a Bioclimatic Building in Wet Tropical Zone: Application of the Study of the Thermal Behavior of a Building in Cote D'ivoire, International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy.
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