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Libya, thermal insulation, desert, weather conditions.


This paper focuses on the analysis of the weather conditions during the day and at night in the dessert areas in Libya, the way they influence the inhabitants’ thermal comfort, the causes of their impact on the constructions of the houses, and possible thermal-insulation methods that could be employed in order to prevent extremely hot air from infiltrating into the rooms, that are constantly air-conditioned, and increase the inside room temperatures, as well as try to describe and choose suitable thermal-insulation materials in order to decrease the air-conditioning devices needs which will help decrease electricity costs for air-conditioning devices function.


Acta Mechanica Slovaca. Volume 17, Issue 1, Pages 80 – 82, ISSN 1335-2393


  Recommendations and Thermal Insulation for Desert Countries


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[2] World wide weather and climate information. Average weather and climate in Libya, from http://www.weatherand-climate.com/average-monthly-Rainfall-Temperature-Sunshine-in-Libya.
[3] Gut, P., Ackernecht, D.. 1993. Climate Responsive Building - Appropriate Building Construction in Tropical and Subtropical Regions. SKAT,Switzerland.
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[6] Al-Zubaidi, S., M.. 2002. The effiency of thermal performance of the desert buildings - The traditional house of Ghadames, Libya. Annual conference of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering, 5 - 12 pages.

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