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The physical dimension for the extent of heat transfer is the heat flow rate, that is the power which passes through a square metre of a surface which is perpendicular to a surface measured in W/m² (watts per square metre). As a rule the heat flow rate (at least with small temperature differences) is proportional to the difference between the temperatures. If divided by the temperature difference, the result will be a value which characterises the heat transfer capacity of the envelope surface of the building component: this is the thermal transmittance or U-value. This is measured in W/(m²K) (watts per square metre per kelvin), whereby a temperature difference of 1 K is exactly the same as a temperature difference of 1 °C. | The physical dimension for the extent of heat transfer is the heat flow rate, that is the power which passes through a square metre of a surface which is perpendicular to a surface measured in W/m² (watts per square metre). As a rule the heat flow rate (at least with small temperature differences) is proportional to the difference between the temperatures. If divided by the temperature difference, the result will be a value which characterises the heat transfer capacity of the envelope surface of the building component: this is the thermal transmittance or U-value. This is measured in W/(m²K) (watts per square metre per kelvin), whereby a temperature difference of 1 K is exactly the same as a temperature difference of 1 °C. | ||

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basics/building_physics_-_basics/heat_transfer.txt · Last modified: 2016/08/09 16:30 by mschueren