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Al-Homoud, M S and Khan, M M (2004) Assessing safety measures in residential buildings in Saudi Arabia. Building Research & Information, 32(04), 300–5.

Al-Sabah, R, Menassa, C C and Hanna, A (2014) Evaluating impact of construction risks in the Arabian Gulf Region from perspective of multinational architecture, engineering and construction firms. Construction Management and Economics, 32(04), 382-402.

Andreu, I C and Oreszczyn, T (2004) Architects need environmental feedback. Building Research & Information, 32(04), 313–28.

Bowen, P, Allen, Y, Edwards, P, Cattell, K and Simbayi, L (2014) Guidelines for effective workplace HIV/AIDS intervention management by construction firms. Construction Management and Economics, 32(04), 362-81.

Carbonara, N, Costantino, N and Pellegrino, R (2014) Revenue guarantee in public-private partnerships: a fair risk allocation model. Construction Management and Economics, 32(04), 403-15.

Javed, A A, Lam, P T I and Chan, A P C (2014) Change negotiation in public-private partnership projects through output specifications: an experimental approach based on game theory. Construction Management and Economics, 32(04), 323-48.

Myers, D and Wyatt, P (2004) Rethinking urban capacity: identifying and appraising vacant buildings. Building Research & Information, 32(04), 285–92.

Perng, Y-H and Chang, C-L (2004) Data mining for government construction procurement. Building Research & Information, 32(04), 38.

Priemus, H (2004) Dutch contracting fraud and governance issues. Building Research & Information, 32(04), 306–12.

Roumboutsos, A and Saussier, S (2014) Public-private partnerships and investments in innovation: the influence of the contractual arrangement. Construction Management and Economics, 32(04), 349-61.

Wakili, K G, Bundi, R and Binder, B (2004) Effective thermal conductivity of vacuum insulation panels. Building Research & Information, 32(04), 293–9.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: alternative materials; edge effect; fumed silica; linear thermal transmittance; thermal conductivity; vacuum insulation
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/link.asp?id=93ye3pxrwwbhgfl9
  • Abstract:
    Vacuum insulation panels (VIPs) with evacuated fumed silica as the core material and different barrier envelopes were subjected to a series of tests in a guarded hot plate apparatus. The process was conducted to determine thermal conductivity at the centre-of-panel and the edge effect, i.e. the linear thermal transmittance due to the thermal conductivity of the barrier envelope, which is many orders of magnitude higher than that of the evacuated fumed silica. Numerical simulations using a two-dimensional model were carried out in parallel and compared with measured results. In a further step, the influences of different parameters such as panel size, metal layers in the barrier envelope and the shape of the joint between two adjacent VIPs were quantified. Based on these findings, an effective thermal conductivity can be attributed to a system of VIPs. Investigations were performed within the framework of an international research programme of the IEA, Annex 39 'High Performance Thermal Insulation in Buildings and Building Systems', Subtask B.