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A Scientific Study on the Performance of Iranian Ice-Pits

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of physics, Yasouj University, Yasuj, Kohgoluye and Boyerahmad, IRAN
  • 2 Faculty of the Jahad Daneshgahi University, Yasouj branch, Tehran, IRAN
  • 3Department of civil engineering, Yasouj University, Kohgoluye and Boyerahmad, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (6), Pages 13-17, June,2 (2015)


Functional use of sustainable energies has been significantly shown in Iranian traditional architecture. The old iceamong the most extravagant architectural elements of the Iranian desert architecture indicating architects’ precision and discerning towardsthe optimal use of green energies, the use of climateradiation process at night to produce ice, benefiting cooling properties of domed roofs and underground warehouses, proper cooling to maintain the ice, and so forth. The main purpose of this study is to investigate scientifically the performance ofIce-pits which has been conducted as a case study in Iran. The present research as a descriptivevarious parts of ice-pits and the impact of each part on cooling performance of them. Finally, the experiments in the architecture of Iranian old ice-pits are compared with the numerical analysis.


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