Draft of experimental setup
Design of the benchtop (laboratory) experiment
Equipment, material, unit design.
residential (wood) and commercial (concrete) roofs.
Temperature, wind speed,
Class schedule in this semester -> send it to me.
New York Top Maker -> deadline is mid Feb. Do we apply this?
Please find the word file. I put a energy benefit.
Bright is the new black—multi-year performance of high-albedo roofs in an urban climate – IOPscience
The “heat is on” in New York City, whether it’s summer or winter. This is due to a phenomenon called the urban heat island effect that causes air temperatures in New York City and other major cities to be warmer than in neighboring suburbs and rural areas. And, in a big city, warmer air temperatures can impact air quality, public health and the demand for energy.
Image to right: A thermal satellite image of New York City captured by NASA’s Landsat satellite on August 14, 2002 at 10:30 a.m., shows the locations of the warmest air temperatures as seen in red. The blue indicates areas with cooler air temperatures. Click on image to enlarge. Credit: NASA
Reducing the Urban Heat Island Effect: Bright Is the New Black as New York Roofs Go Cool
Mar. 7, 2012 — On the hottest day of the New York City summer in 2011, a white roof covering was measured at 42 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than the traditional black roof it was being compared to, according to a study including NASA scientists that details the first scientific results from the city’s unprecedented effort to brighten rooftops and reduce its “urban heat island” effect.
Equipment for the laboratory work
- 2 Halogen lamps of 500W
- data acquisition unit Agilent 34970-A