The study of the calculation of energy consumption load for heating and cooling in building using the Laplace Transform solution

  • Han, Kyu-Il (Department of Mechanical System Engineering, Pukyong National University)
  • Received : 2014.07.11
  • Accepted : 2014.08.26
  • Published : 2014.08.31


The Laplace Transform solution is used as a mathematical model to analyse the thermal performance of the building constructed using different wall materials. The solution obtained from Laplace Transform is an analytical solution of an one dimensional, linear, partial differential equation for wall temperature profiles and room air temperatures. The main purpose of the study is showing the detail of obtaining solution process of the Laplace Transform. This study is conducted using weather data from two different locations in Korea: Seoul, Busan for both winter and summer conditions. A comparison is made for the cases of an on-off controller and a proportional controller. The weather data are processed to yield hourly average monthly values. Energy consumption load is well calculated from the solution. The result shows that there is an effect of mass on the thermal performance of heavily constructed house in mild weather conditions such as Busan. Building using proportional control experience a higher comfort level in a comparison of building using on-off control.


Laplace Transform;steady state;energy consumption load;thermal performance;comfort level


Supported by : Pukyong National University


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