Artículos de revistas
Evaluation of thermal simulation of households in the metropolitan region of So Paulo, Brazil
ECOTOXICOLOGY, v.18, n.8, p.1143-1149, 2009
NEDEL, A. S.
GONCALVES, F. L. T.
CARDOSO, M. R. A.
OYOLA, P. T.
This paper aims at assessing the performance of a program of thermal simulation (Arquitrop) in different households in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The households were selected for the Wheezing Project which followed up children under 2 years old to monitor the occurrence of respiratory diseases. The results show that in all three study households there is a good approximation between the observed and the simulated indoor temperatures. It was also observed a fairly consistent and realistic behavior between the simulated indoor and the outdoor temperatures, describing the Arquitrop model as an efficient estimator and good representative of the thermal behavior of households in the city of Sao Paulo. The worst simulation is linked to the poorest type of construction. This may be explained by the bad quality of the construction, which the Architrop could not simulate adequately.