Radiators in Hydronic Heating Installations

Structure, Selection and Thermal Characteristics

  • Damian Piotr Muniak

Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 101)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
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  3. Damian Piotr Muniak
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About this book


This book addresses key design and computational issues related to radiators in hydronic heating installations. A historical outline is included to highlight the evolution of radiators and heating technologies. Further, the book includes a chapter on thermal comfort, which is the decisive factor in selecting the ideal heating system and radiator type.

The majority of the book is devoted to an extensive discussion of the types and kinds of radiators currently in use, and to identifying the reasons for the remarkable diversity of design solutions. The differences between the solutions are also addressed, both in terms of the effects of operation and of the thermal comfort that needs to be ensured. The book then compares the advantages and disadvantages of each solution, as well as its potential applications.

A detailed discussion, supported by an extensive theoretical and mathematical analysis, is presented of the computational relations that are used in selecting the radiator type. The dynamics of radiator heat output regulation are also covered, with particular emphasis on underfloor-surface radiators, for which this aspect is particularly important.

The book closes with a chapter presenting computational examples. It includes numerous examples of calculations for all essential thermal parameters of radiator operation in heating installations.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Damian Piotr Muniak
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Thermal Power EngineeringCracow University of Technology KrakówPoland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-55241-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-55242-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-4182
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-4190
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