Numerical simulation of heat transfer through the building facades of buildings located in the city of Bechar


  • A Missoum
  • M Elmir
  • M Bouanini
  • B Draoui



This study deals with the transient heat transfer in a multi-layered building wall through the facades of the buildings located in the city of Bechar (south-west Algeria). The physical model is presented to find the variation of the transient temperature in these structures and the heat flux through these elements, which depends on the air temperature of the inner surface and the instantaneous climatic conditions of the air outside. Comsol Multiphysics based on the finite element method is designed to perform numerical simulations. The measured hourly ambient air temperatures and the solar radiation flux on the horizontal surface for the city of Bechar Algeria are using during the hottest period (July 2015), and also using the properties Thermodynamics of each component of the structure. The validation of the analytical model with this simulation is verified in this document. The calculations carried out for different multilayer building walls which are commonly used in the south of Algeria to determine the thermal behavior of these structures and the influence of radiation heat flux on these elements.


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How to Cite

Missoum, A., Elmir, M., Bouanini, M. and Draoui, B. (2016) “Numerical simulation of heat transfer through the building facades of buildings located in the city of Bechar”, The International Journal of Multiphysics, 10(4), pp. 441-450. doi: 10.21152/1750-9548.10.4.441.




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