ShelTherm: A Simple Shelter Thermal Design Assistant

This is a tool and a physics-based model (ShelTherm) of the heat transfer and air flows through simple structures. A state of the art heat transfer (balance) method is encapsulated within the tool designed to be used by humanitarian staff. The only input is a very simple description of the shelter, and the output being the time series of internal and external temperatures over an example summer and winter day. It is important to note that, unlike other reduced models, the method is capable of dealing with high ventilation/inflation rates, thin materials (such as tarpaulin) and high U-values.

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Cite this dataset as:
Kuchai, N., Natarajan, S., Coley, D., Castro, M., Fosas, D., Adeyeye, K., Moran, F., Wang, Z., 2020. ShelTherm: A Simple Shelter Thermal Design Assistant. Bath: University of Bath Research Data Archive. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15125/BATH-00935.

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ShelTherm-Final.xlsx
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This is is a tool called ShelTherm, it can help you predict the summer and winter temperatures inside a shelter anywhere in the world. It will also help you identify what design changes might lead to better indoor conditions.

Contributors

University of Bath
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Funders

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
https://doi.org/10.13039/501100000266

Healthy Housing for the Displaced
EP/P029175/1

Publication details

Publication date: 27 November 2020
by: University of Bath

Version: 1

Alternative title: ShelTherm: A Universal Shelter Thermal Model

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15125/BATH-00935

URL for this record: https://researchdata.bath.ac.uk/id/eprint/935

Contact information

Please contact the Research Data Service in the first instance for all matters concerning this item.

Contact person: Sukumar Natarajan

Departments:

Faculty of Engineering & Design
Architecture & Civil Engineering

Research Centres & Institutes
Centre for Doctoral Training in Decarbonisation of the Built Environment (dCarb)
Centre for Energy and the Design of Environments (EDEn)