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Homework Help: Heat radiation related to air humidity?

  1. Feb 18, 2013 #1
    For my thermodynamics energy project, we are designing a heat- and cooling installation for an office. We are curious whether the outside air humidity plays a big enough roll in the radiation of heat (convection or conduction).

    We can assume that the office is a box (no rooms), but we do have to take into account the heat generated by computers and people. I'm saying this so it becomes apparent what kind of assumptions we have to make.
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  3. Feb 18, 2013 #2
    The outside air humidity does not play a big enough role to be practically significant. Just assume 50% humidity.
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