The Reality of Quantifying Curtain Wall Spandrel Thermal Performance: 2D, 3D and Hotbox Testing
This presentation details three methods for Hot Box Testing, per ASTM C1363; 2D Modeling, and 3D Modeling, and compares test results for five different spandrel assemblies. It also discusses Vacuum Insulated Panels(VIPs) and Architectural Insulated Modules (AIM), which are architectural units with customized performance, dimensions, and finish. The AIM unit assemblies, it explains,show significant improvement in thermal resistance over the typical spandrel systems. This offers great potential towards creating improved curtain wall systems.
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