Performance Investigation of a Commercial Wind Catcher with Horizontally-Arranged Heat Transfer Devices (HHTD).
|Authors||Calautit, John Kaiser, O'Connor, Dominic, Hughes, Ben and Shahzad, Sally|
The aim of this study was to conduct numerical Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and experimental analysis of the performance of a wind catcher with Horizontally-arranged Heat Transfer Devices (HHTD) for hot climate conditions. A detailed experimental prototype was created using 3D printing and tested in a closed-loop low speed wind tunnel. An accurate geometrical representation of the wind tunnel test setup was recreated in the numerical modeling. The airflow supply velocity was measured and compared with the numerical data and good correlation was observed. Flow visualisation testing was conducted to analyse the airflow within the device and also inside the ventilated space. The results of the numerical analysis showed that the wind catcher with HHTD was capable of reducing the air temperature by up to 12 K within the micro-climate depending on the outdoor conditions. The technology presented here is subject to a UK patent application (1321709.6).
|Keywords||CFD; heat transfer devices; wind catcher|
|Journal||Journal of Engineering and Technology|
|Web address (URL)||http://hdl.handle.net/10545/620574|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||15 Oct 2016, 19:45|
|Contributors||University of Sheffield and University of Derby|
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