Thermal Characterisation of a Double Panel Concrete Radiator Based on Experimental Investigations

Baba Musa Abbagoni, Rakesh Mishra, Frankie Jackson, Claire Pedley, Andy Pedley

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As heating systems are one of the most energy-intensive accessories in homes, it is crucial that radiators are both energy efficient as well as provide adequate thermal comfort. This paper presents an experimental investigation to characterise a radiator that utilises a concrete-cast heating element system. The covering of concrete enables heat output to be sustained in the room for a longer period than conventional metal-body radiators. The experimental analysis was conducted in two steps: first, the non-uniformity in the surface temperature was investigated and characterised quantitatively. Secondly, the power consumption of the radiator was monitored and related to the temperature field inside the room. It has been revealed that the temperature field is highly non-uniform. The bottom left corner of the radiator radiates a higher temperature than the rest of the surface. It has been found that the rear surface has higher thermal non-uniformity than the front surface. Results also show relationships between the transient room heating performance, measured through multiple thermocouples, and the radiator in terms of heating time and heat retention time.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the UNIfied Conference of DAMAS, IncoME and TEPEN Conferences (UNIfied 2023)
EditorsAndrew D. Ball, Huajiang Ouyang, Jyoti K. Sinha, Zuolu Wang
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783031494215
ISBN (Print)9783031494208
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2024
EventThe UNIfied Conference of DAMAS, InCoME and TEPEN Conferences - Huddersfield, United Kingdom, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 29 Aug 20231 Sep 2023

Publication series

NameMechanisms and Machine Science
ISSN (Print)2211-0984
ISSN (Electronic)2211-0992


ConferenceThe UNIfied Conference of DAMAS, InCoME and TEPEN Conferences
Abbreviated titleUNIfied 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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