Simple method for calculation of heat loss through floor/beam-wall intersections according to ISO 9164

Dilmac S., Guner A., Şenkal Sezer B. F. , Kartal S.

ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT, vol.48, no.3, pp.826-835, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.enconman.2006.08.015
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.826-835
  • Keywords: thermal bridges, 2D thermal analysis, heat loss, heat transmittance coefficient, standard methods, THERMAL BRIDGES, ENERGY SIMULATION, BUILDINGS, PROGRAMS
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The international standards for calculation of energy consumption for heating are ISO 9164 and EN 832. Although they are based on similar principles, there are significant differences in the calculation procedure of transmission heat loss coefficient, HT, especially in the evaluation of thermal bridges. The calculation of H-T and the way thermal bridges are to be taken into consideration are explained in detail in EN 832 and in a series of other linked standards. In ISO 9164, the parameters used in the relevant equations are cited, but there is a lack of explanation about how they will be determined or calculated. Although in ISO 6946-2, the earlier version of the same standard, the calculation methods of these quantities were explained for column-wall intersections-, in the revised ISO 6946, these explanations have been removed. On the other hand, these parameters had never been defined for floor/beam-wall intersections. In this paper, a new method is proposed for calculation of the parameters cited in ISO 9164 for floor/beam-wall intersections. The results obtained by the proposed method for typical floor with beam sections are compared with the results obtained by the methods stated in EN 832/EN 13789/EN ISO 14683 and the results obtained from 2D analysis. Different methods are evaluated as to their simplicity and agreement. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.