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HYGROTHERMAL PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF TRADITIONAL TIMBER-FRAMED HOUSES IN TURKEY

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

195

Pages

11

Page Range

125 - 135

Published

2020

Paper DOI

10.2495/ARC200101

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Author(s)

SEDA NUR ALKAN, FATİH YAZICIOĞLU

Abstract

The study aims to analyse hygrothermal performance of traditional timber-framed houses in order to discuss building skins’ energy efficiency. There are numerous types of traditional timber-framed houses in Anatolia depending on social, cultural and regional features. Within the scope of this paper, the traditional architectural features of Safranbolu County of Turkey is selected as the case study. Safranbolu is placed in the Western Black Sea region, where specific examples of traditional timber-framed constructions with adobe infill are housed. As a significant example, “h?m?ş” is a hybrid construction of stone masonry walls on ground level, and infilled timber-frame walls in upper levels. The construction of himiş is organized by rectangular studs of pinewood, and infill material of adobe. Wooden diagonals, which cope with the dynamic loads, especially earthquake, support the system and provide long-term durability for these buildings. In this study, himiş construction wall type with adobe infill is selected. The selected example is simulated by Delphine 6.0 for the evaluation of hygrothermal performance. Considering energy efficiency, hygrothermal performance is investigated by heat transfer and moisture control in order to raise awareness of traditional timber-framed capacities. The main purpose to focus on hygrothermal performance analysis is to integrate indigenous knowledge into contemporary architecture regarding social, economic and cultural characteristics in a sustainable manner. The expected outcome of this study is the determination of the selected type of traditional timber-framed buildings’ hygrothermal performance.

Keywords

hygrothermal performance, traditional timber-framed buildings, Delphin 6.0, adobe infill