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Evaluation of the Thermal Performance and Condensation Resistance of a Steel Frame Curtain Wall System
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 Title & Authors
Evaluation of the Thermal Performance and Condensation Resistance of a Steel Frame Curtain Wall System
Kim, Sun Sook; Cho, Bong Ho;
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 Abstract
Metal curtain wall systems are widely used in high-rise commercial and residential buildings. While aluminum is the most frequent used frame material, steel framing is also reemerging as a high-performance material in glazed curtain walls due to less thermal conductivity and design flexibility. The purpose of this study is to evaluate thermal performance of a steel frame curtain wall system by comparing with a aluminum frame curtain wall system. The thermal transmittance was measured according to KS 2278, and condensation resistance was calculated by the test results according to KS F 2295. The steel framing test specimen showed lower thermal transmittance and temperature descending factor compared to the aluminum framing test specimen.
 Keywords
Curtain wall;Thermal transmittance;Thermal performance;Condensation Resistance;
 Language
Korean
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