Use Of Radiation Active Surfaces In Building Facade Design
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The paper documents the research conclusions, design methodology, and development of a prototype for an exterior wall panelling system which utilizes proprietary self-cleaning photo catalytic cement panels. The developed method of design is performatively modelled utilizing data from site conditions as a means of customizing each particular cladding panel variation to its location. The paper illustrates an 11.26% efficiency gain of the proposed panel compared to that of the flat panel and an overall increase of total surface available for photo catalysis. In addition, 55.28% of surface area of proposed panel has higher exposure to radiation than the flat panel. 9.99% of proposed surface is exposed to 90% of total accumulated annual radiation. Keywords: environmental design, radiation, concrete cladding, solar geometry.
Keywords: environmental design, radiation, concrete cladding, solar geometry.