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Title: Heat Transfer Coefficient Analysis for the Old House in the Walled City of Nicosia in Cyprus
Authors: Mesda, Yasemin
Keywords: The walled city of Nicosia
Traditional Turkish House
heat transfer coefficient
stone-adobe building
cultural heritage
Issue Date: 17-Nov-2012
Publisher: Konya Technical University Faculty of Architecture and Design
Abstract: This study analyses and calculates the heat transfer coefficient values of the 134 years old historical building in the walled city ofNicosia. The walled city ofNicosia is located at the center of the Cyprus Island. It had been used as a capital city in the beginning of 600 AD. The building is the typical example of the Traditional Turkish House and built by the traditional adobe materials and stones. The ceiling, extemal walls, roof and the windows of the building were analysed to estimate the heat transfer coefficient values of the house and to demonstrate the influence of the elim ate conditions of Cyprus on the physics of the building. The estimated U values of this old building are, 0,49 W/m2K for the exterior adobe walls, 0,27 W /m2K for the ceiling, 0,13 W/m2K for the roof and 2,0 W/m2K for the windows. The comparison of these values with the modem concrete building under the same climatic conditions demonstrate that the adobe building provides better inner environment for the house life and also decreases the energy costs for the thermal insulation.
Description: 90
Appears in Collections:ICONARCH - International Congress of Architecture and Planning

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