Solar radiation on domed roofs

Faghih Khorasani, A. R ; Sharif University of Technology | 2009

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2009.07.022
  3. Publisher: 2009
  4. Abstract:
  5. Solar radiation received and absorbed by four domed roofs was estimated and compared with that of a flat roof. The domed roofs all had the same base areas, and equal to that of the flat roof. One of the roofs considered was the dome of the St. Peter's Church in Rome. Compared with the other roofs considered, this dome had a higher aspect ratio. It was found that all domed roofs received more solar radiation than the flat roof. Considering glazed tiles to cover a selected dome in Iran and the dome of the St. Peter's Church, it was found that the solar radiation absorbed by these roofs is reduced appreciably. In the case of the dome of St. Peter's Church, the amount of radiation absorbed was roughly equal to that absorbed by the comparable flat roof in the warm months. In the case of the glazed reference dome located in Yazd, Iran (a city with very high solar radiation), the radiation absorbed was less than that of flat roof at all times. In addition to aesthetics, this may be a reason for employing glazed tiles to cover the domes of all mosques, shrines, and other large buildings in Iran. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved
  6. Keywords:
  7. Numerical method ; Domed roof ; Flat roofs ; Large buildings ; Aspect ratio ; Building materials ; Domes ; Electromagnetic waves ; Number theory ; Numerical methods ; Religious buildings ; Solar radiation ; Sun ; Roofs
  8. Source: Energy and Buildings ; Volume 41, Issue 11 , 2009 , Pages 1238-1245 ; 03787788 (ISSN)
  9. URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0378778809001595