Performance Investigation of a Commercial Wind Catcher with Horizontally-Arranged Heat Transfer Devices (HHTD).

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/620574
Title:
Performance Investigation of a Commercial Wind Catcher with Horizontally-Arranged Heat Transfer Devices (HHTD).
Authors:
Calautit, John Kaiser; O'Connor, Dominic; Hughes, Ben; Shahzad, Sally ( 0000-0003-2425-776X )
Abstract:
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).
Affiliation:
University of Sheffield; University of Derby
Citation:
Calautit JK, O'Connor D, Hughes BR & Shahzad SS. 2015. Performance Investigation of a Commercial Wind Catcher with Horizontally-Arranged Heat Transfer Devices (HHTD). Journal of Engineering Technology, 3(2), 16-22.
Journal:
Journal of Engineering and Technology
Issue Date:
2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/620574
Additional Links:
http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/85653/
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Department of Mechanical Engineering & the Built Environment

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCalautit, John Kaiseren
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Dominicen
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Benen
dc.contributor.authorShahzad, Sallyen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-15T19:45:52Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-15T19:45:52Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationCalautit JK, O'Connor D, Hughes BR & Shahzad SS. 2015. Performance Investigation of a Commercial Wind Catcher with Horizontally-Arranged Heat Transfer Devices (HHTD). Journal of Engineering Technology, 3(2), 16-22.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/620574-
dc.description.abstractThe 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).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/85653/en
dc.subjectCFDen
dc.subjectheat transfer devicesen
dc.subjectwind catcheren
dc.titlePerformance Investigation of a Commercial Wind Catcher with Horizontally-Arranged Heat Transfer Devices (HHTD).en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Sheffielden
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Engineering and Technologyen
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