Influence of rain water percolation on ground heat losses and temperature for basement foundation
Paper i proceeding, 2006

This paper presents analytical formulae and numerical results for the influence of water percolation on the ground temperature and the heat loss in the case of basement foundation. The influence of flowing ground water is presented as a function depending on non-dimensional parameters, accounting for flow rate, height and thermal insulation of the wall and the thermal conductivity of the soil. The results and the example suggest that the influence from the flowing ground water is in the order of one or a few percentage only.


Carl-Eric Hagentoft

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Byggnadsteknologi

Johan Claesson

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Byggnadsteknologi

3nd International Conference on Research in Building Physics and Building Engineering, Montreal, August 2006.