Experimental Study of Using Thermal Insulation In Buildings Walls To Reduce Heating Load In Al - Kut City
Experimental study has been carried out on a small room model constructed from sandwich panel in Al-Kut city to reduce the heating load in winter season. Three types of thermal insulation were used; (Glass wool, Air gap and Sawdust). The room model dimensions were (2m length x2m width x2.4 m height). Room's south wall includes two openings of 0.3m width, 1m height. The first opening is closed by common bricks only, while the second opening is built with double walls from brick separated by thermal insulation of thickness 2cm. The results show that the maximum energy saving of heating load at night time when using thermal insulation were.69%, 58.4%, and 53.6%for glass wool, sawdust and Air gap respectively.