By Mat Santamouris
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2). With the Trombe wall, however, we are mainly concerned with increasing winter heat gain and thus a southern orientation is most appropriate. ADVANCES IN BUILDING ENERGY RESEARCH ■ 2009 ■ VOLUME 3 ■ PAGES 21–44 24 A. 2), the orientation must be carefully chosen according to the mode of operation. In general, south-west and west orientations are most useful, with the south-west orientation being the optimum orientation for northern latitudes. The external surface, exposed to the sun, should have high solar absorptivity and thus a dark colour or a selective surface is appropriate.
A finite difference scheme was used to solve the equations. CFD modelling CFD modelling was also applied to investigate in detail the air and temperature distribution inside a solar chimney. As the length of the chimney (or chimney width, as referred to in some studies) is much larger than the cavity width (equal to air space thickness), a two-dimensional flow is usually considered in the analysis. In many numerical studies, pressure losses that occur at the inlet (contraction) and exit (expansion) of the cavity are not considered.
02 m deep, constructed of 22 mm thick rigid polyurethane sheets laminated on both sides with 1 mm thick steel sheet cladding. A 50 mm thick polystyrene sheet was attached at the back of the heat-absorbing wall to provide additional heat insulation. 1 m. 3 m, respectively, at a radiation intensity of 650 Wm–2. 1 m air gap. 3 m air gap. The results were used for verification of a simulation model. A solar chimney, consisting of air heaters, was tested, among other passive cooling techniques, in outdoor conditions in a metal structure in Egypt (Amer, 2006).
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