Optimisation of the thermal and structural performance of an integrated patio door

Adam Ellery, Neville Fowkes, Wang Jin, Andrew Macfarlane, Glen Pacholke, Ravindra Pethiyagoda, Phil Stewart, Phil Watson, Andy Wilkins, Ayham Zaitouny

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Abstract

Frames for glass doors and windows need to be designed to be both thermally insulating and structurally strong, and there are computer programs which accurately determine the required properties. However, these programs are complex and expensive to use and are not useful for initial design work. By identifying the structural and insulating roles of the various layers within the frames we obtain simple results for the thermal transmittance and structural properties of frames. These results can be used for design guidance. More accurate (but still simple) results were obtained and coded in Excel for easy processing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationANZIAM Journal: Proceedings of the Mathematics in Industry Study Group
EditorsTroy Farrell, A. J. Roberts
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherCambridge University Press
PagesM30-M56
Volume56
ISBN (Print)1446-8735
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016
EventProceedings of the 2014 Mathematics and Statistics in Industry Study Group: MISG-2014 - Queensland, Australia
Duration: 28 Jan 20141 Feb 2014

Publication series

NameAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) Journal
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISSN (Print)1446-1811

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 2014 Mathematics and Statistics in Industry Study Group
CountryAustralia
CityQueensland
Period28/01/141/02/14

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    Ellery, A., Fowkes, N., Jin, W., Macfarlane, A., Pacholke, G., Pethiyagoda, R., Stewart, P., Watson, P., Wilkins, A., & Zaitouny, A. (2016). Optimisation of the thermal and structural performance of an integrated patio door. In T. Farrell, & A. J. Roberts (Eds.), ANZIAM Journal: Proceedings of the Mathematics in Industry Study Group (Vol. 56, pp. M30-M56). (Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) Journal). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.21914/anziamj.v56i0.9407