Develop a method to derive the thermal mass of walling technologies using guarded hot-box measurements.
In current practice, the U-value of a given assembly is calculated using Heat Transfer Equation (AQ= UAAT). But the impact of Thermal mass is not taken into consideration. Thermal mass assessment is critical because it stores a certain amount of heat passing through it which is not considered in current practice. Therefore the current study involves the assessment of the thermal mass of walling technologies based on the guarded hot-box measurements.