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Dynamic Simulation of both Thermal and Energetic Behavior for Dwellings Located in Algiers

R Kharchi1*, B Benyoucef2, F Mokhtari1 and K Imessad1
1Centre de développement des énergies renouvelables, BP62, Route de l’observatoire, Bouzaréah, Algiers, Alegria
2Laboratoire de Matériaux & Energies Renouvelables, université de Tlemcen, Alegria
Corresponding Author : Kharchi R
Centre de développement des énergies renouvelables
BP62, Route de l’observatoire
Bouzaréah, Algiers, Alegria
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Received November 08, 2012; Accepted December 17, 2012; Published December 19, 2012
Citation: Kharchi R, Benyoucef B, Mokhtari F, Imessad K (2012) Dynamic Simulation of both Thermal and Energetic Behavior for Dwellings Located in Algiers. J Earth Sci Climate Change 3:122. doi: 10.4172/2157-7617.1000122
Copyright: © 2012 Kharchi R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


In this study, the heating and cooling energy consumptions for houses located in Algiers are determined using the degree day method during one year.Analytical results are validated by simulation with TRNSYS software. The hourly curves for energy consumption and outside temperature are presented during one month, one week and one day periods. Moreover, monthly results during a year are presented and analytical values are compared to simulated values. The degree day method proved to be applicable to the monthly and annual energy analysis for buildings. It was found that, Algerian climate with its long warm season compared to the cold season, consumes cooling energy twice as much as the heating energy. Energy consumption for heating reaches 670 kWh, as for cooling it is 1700 kWh.


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