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Climate database

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Interior walls
Interior zones

CAPSOL calculation results

Interior wall surface temperatures

Solar absorption at interior wall surfaces

 

Solar irradiation on building

Solar absorption inside building through glazing

Solar load on atrium

Building atrium: length 64 m, width 24 m, height 30 m, front fašade oriented to the west
Double glazing with low solar factor (0.30) and angular dependent solar reflection factor

Atrium interior

 

Solar load in Brussels on 17 June
(max. global solar radiation 890 W on horizontal face, sunrise 5h35, sunset 21h50)

Total solar irradiation on exterior glazing = 16651 kWh
Total solar absorption within atrium = 2736 kWh (= 16 %)

Picture below: internal solar absorption at 14h

 

Solar gain on 20 December
(max. global solar radiation 240 W on horizontal face, sunrise 8h47, sunset 16h31)

Total solar irradiation on exterior glazing = 3209 kWh
Total solar absorption within atrium = 449 kWh (= 14 %)

Picture below: internal solar absorption at 13h