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Title: Exploring the possibilities of using biomimicry to improve the thermal behaviour of walling units
Authors: Mirajkar N.
Agrawal A.
Chakrabarti A.
Published in: Proceedings of Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
Abstract: Biomimicry refers to the process of applying nature’s expertise in solving manmade problems. One of the biggest problems we face today in the building industry is that of cooling in hot climatic zones and heating in colder climatic zones of the world. In India, where the average temperature is on the higher side of the spectrum, the major focus in the building industry is on efficient cooling. This paper explores how the idea of Biomimicry may be used to identify a midway solution for efficient cooling in India. This paper will focus on techniques that can be applied to walling units in buildings. This study is majorly a secondary study of natural entities or systems pertaining to their thermal behaviour. It will weigh the pros and cons and discuss the possibility of applying these biomimetic ideas to improve thermal performance in walling units. © 2019, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Citation: Proceedings of Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, (2019), 423- 435
URI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-5974-3_37
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/15189
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Keywords: Biomimicry
Cooling
Thermal behaviour
Walling units
Construction industry
Cooling
Biomimicry
Building industry
Climatic zone
In-buildings
Thermal behaviours
Thermal Performance
Walling units
Biomimetics
ISBN: 9789811359736
ISSN: 21903018
Author Scopus IDs: 57205503860
55327008200
Author Affiliations: Mirajkar, N., Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
Agrawal, A., Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
Corresponding Author: Mirajkar, N.; Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia; email: naman.mirajkar@gmail.com
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