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Science and Technology for the Built Environment—April 2018

Science and Technology for the Built Environment Online Free for ASHRAE Members

ASHRAE members have free online access to Science and Technology for the Built Environment (STBE) using their ASHRAE member login credentials. Here is the Table of Contents for the latest edition:

Table of Contents

Volume 24, Issue 4, April 2018


Modeling, case studies, and optimization methods for building energy systems

General Issue

·   Modeling horizontal storage tanks with encapsulated phase change materials for building performance simulation

·   Computational investigation on nitrogen displacement process in a thermal environment simulation chamber

·   Energy-saving potential of a radiant cooling system in different climate zones of India

·   Optimizing the topologies of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning water systems in super tall buildings: a pilot study

·   Multi-variable extremum seeking control for a multi-functional variable refrigerant flow system

·   Blackbox modeling of central heating and cooling plant equipment performance

·   The use of the interval Pareto sorting method in simulation-based design of an indoor environment

·   Mode switching control for a multi-functional variable refrigerant flow system

·   Experimental methodology and results for heat gains from various office equipment (ASHRAE RP-1742)

·   Comparative study of probabilistic neural network and back propagation network for fault diagnosis of refrigeration systems

STBE offers comprehensive reporting of original research in science and technology related to the stationary and mobile built environment. Only works reporting on research that is original and of lasting value are accepted for publication. The journal is included in the Web of Science® and Current Contents Connect® databases. All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the editor, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. All peer review is double blind, and submission is online via ScholarOne Manuscripts. Visit /technical-resources/science-and-technology-for-the-built-environment for more information about publishing your paper in STBE.

STBE is published on behalf of ASHRAE by Taylor & Francis Group online and as a printed volume published twice a year. Each issue of STBE contains 150+ pages, with 10 issues published online and combined twice a year in print (June and December). Also, using Taylor & Francis' early online-publication system, Accepted Manuscript Online (AMO), accepted articles are published online in unedited form within 14 days of acceptance.