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Impact of Layered Soil on Foundation Heat Transfer for Slab-On Grade Floors

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Nizar Khaled

Ecole Polytechnique de Tunisie, La Marsa, Tunisia

Moncef Krarti

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Paper No. ES2009-90472, pp. 385-391; 7 pages
  • ASME 2009 3rd International Conference on Energy Sustainability collocated with the Heat Transfer and InterPACK09 Conferences
  • ASME 2009 3rd International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Volume 2
  • San Francisco, California, USA, July 19–23, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: Advanced Energy Systems Division and Solar Energy Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4890-6 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3851-8
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME


This paper presents an analytical solution for the steady-periodic heat transfer for a typical slab-on-grade floor building foundation beneath non-homogeneous soil medium. The impact of the above-grade walls on ground-coupled heat transfer is accounted for in the presented solution. The Inter-zone Temperature Estimation Profile (ITPE) technique is utilized to obtain the 3-D solutions to determine soil temperature distributions and to estimate foundation heat loss/gain from slab-on-grade floors. The impact of the non-homogeneous soil properties on the transient foundation heat transfer is investigated for various slab configurations and soil thermal properties.

Copyright © 2009 by ASME
Topics: Heat transfer , Slabs , Soil



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