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.
|Name||Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) Journal|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Conference||Proceedings of the 2014 Mathematics and Statistics in Industry Study Group|
|Period||28/01/14 → 1/02/14|