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SLOTTED ROOFS AS A TOOL FOR IMPROVING THE HOUSING CONDITIONS IN HOT CLIMATE
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium, 18-20 May 2005 (Beijing, China) Publication Date 18 May 2005 701P0205.(doi:10.13031/2013.18341)
Authors: P. Zappavigna, P. Liberati
Keywords: Animal houses, slotted roofs, hot climate
The thermal insulation of the roofs in hot climate areas is essential to reduce the impact of the
solar radiation. However this can have a negative effect since the insulation limits the discharge
of the internal heat when the outside temperature is lower then inside, as it happens with closed
and crowded animal houses, especially during the night. Therefore some experimental tests have
been carried out in summertime in order to investigate the cooling effect of perforated roofs.