Civil Engineering and Architecture Vol. 9(3), pp. 799 - 806
DOI: 10.13189/cea.2021.090321
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Effects of Heat Transfer through the Walls of a Catholic Church in Semarang Indonesia Simulated with Psi-Therm Software and OTTV


L. M. F. Purwanto 1,*, Karsten Tichelmann 2
1 Architecture Doctoral Program of Soegijapranata Catholic University, Semarang 50234, Central Java, Indonesia
2 Department of Architecture, Structural Development & Building Physics, Technische Universit├Ąt Darmstadt, Darmstadt 64287, Hessen, Germany

ABSTRACT

Verifying the effects of heat transfer towards the rise of temperature in certain spaces which impact air control and conditioning. Climate change affects the rise of environmental temperatures, with the humid and tropical Indonesia not exempt from its effects. Many church buildings in Semarang, Indonesia, of which were previously partial to natural ventilation, have now opted to rely on Air Conditioning in order to cool their indoor temperatures. As a result, electrical consumption is now at an all-time-high, with the absence of proper adjustments needed to anticipate heat transfer from the outdoors from entering these buildings. Aside from skyrocketing expenses spent on electrical bills, the rise in energy consumption is also partial to uncontrollable energy waste. This research aims to provide a guide in designing the walls of church buildings, in order to reduce massive electrical consumption. Methods used in this research are calculations done through the software Psi-Therm as well as making considerations regarding Overall Thermal Transfer Value (OTTV) in order to provide the big picture of controllable thermal conductivity through church wall design. Research results entail a design model of heat transfer flow obstruction which will be beneficial for future church designs.

KEYWORDS
Heat Transfer, Psi-Therm, Wall Design, OTTV

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] L. M. F. Purwanto , Karsten Tichelmann , "Effects of Heat Transfer through the Walls of a Catholic Church in Semarang Indonesia Simulated with Psi-Therm Software and OTTV," Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 799 - 806, 2021. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2021.090321.

(b). APA Format:
L. M. F. Purwanto , Karsten Tichelmann (2021). Effects of Heat Transfer through the Walls of a Catholic Church in Semarang Indonesia Simulated with Psi-Therm Software and OTTV. Civil Engineering and Architecture, 9(3), 799 - 806. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2021.090321.