Analytical Validation of Commercial Wood-Burning Stove Performance. By Troy Nietschmann and David Garrett. OBJECTIVES:
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By Troy Nietschmann and David Garrett
1.Determine outside Temperature conditions that this 29.3 kWatt wood-burning stove would maintain an inside equilibrium temperature of 70oF for two unique 2000 sq. foot homes.
2. Determine whether this claim is reasonable.
Test Homes Performance
Test Home #1
Test Home #2
Simple Rectangular 45’x45’ Home
Problem Setup (Walls and Roof) Performance
4” Fiberglass Insulation k2=.0107 W/ft*K
1/2” Gypsum Board k1=.052 W/ft*K
2x4” Wood Studs
16” on-center k3=.0366
4” Masonry Bricks k6=.22
or 3/4” Wood Panels k7=.0366
or 1/8” Rubber Shingles (for roof) k8=.04
Aw (total) = 2552 sq. ft. (Walls)
Ar (total) = 2150 sq. ft. (Roof)
Problem Setup (Floor) Performance
3/4” Floor Board k1=.0366 W/ft*K
8” Thick Cement Slab
Ground Constant Surface temp of 70oF
Af (total) = 2000 sq. ft. (Floor)
Calculations & Solution Performance
Solve for Outside Temperature!
Results & Conclusions Performance
This claim would
only be true