Computational and Wind Tunnel Study of the Performance of a Multi-Directional Wind Tower with Heat Transfer Devices. International Conference on Applied Energy

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/620575
Title:
Computational and Wind Tunnel Study of the Performance of a Multi-Directional Wind Tower with Heat Transfer Devices. International Conference on Applied Energy
Authors:
Calautit, John Kaiser; O'Connor, Dominic; Hughes, Ben; Shahzad, Sally ( 0000-0003-2425-776X )
Abstract:
The aim of this work was to investigate the performance of a multi-directional wind tower integrated with heat transfer devices (HTD) using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and wind tunnel analysis. An experimental scale model was created using 3D printing. The scale model was tested in a closed-loop wind tunnel to validate the CFD data. Numerical results of the supply airflow were compared with experimental data. Good agreement was observed between both methods of analysis. Smoke visualisation test was conducted to analyse the air flow pattern in the test room attached underneath it. Results have indicated that the achieved indoor air speed was reduced by up to 17% following the integration of the cylindrical HTD. The effect of varying the number of HTD on the system's thermal performance were investigated. The work highlighted the potential of integrating HTD into wind towers in reducing the air temperature. The technology presented here is subject to a UK patent application (PCT/GB2014/052263).
Affiliation:
University of Sheffield; University of Derby
Citation:
Calautit JK, O' Connor D, Hughes BR & Shahzad SS. 2015. Computational and Wind Tunnel Study of the Performance of a Multi-Directional Wind Tower with Heat Transfer Devices. International Conference on Applied Energy. Abu Dhabi, 28 March 2015 - 31 March 2015. 
Journal:
Energy Procedia
Issue Date:
2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/620575
Additional Links:
http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/85693/8/CFD%20and%20Wind%20Tunnel.pdf
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.accessioned2016-10-15T19:46:09Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-15T19:46:09Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationCalautit JK, O' Connor D, Hughes BR & Shahzad SS. 2015. Computational and Wind Tunnel Study of the Performance of a Multi-Directional Wind Tower with Heat Transfer Devices. International Conference on Applied Energy. Abu Dhabi, 28 March 2015 - 31 March 2015. en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/620575-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this work was to investigate the performance of a multi-directional wind tower integrated with heat transfer devices (HTD) using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and wind tunnel analysis. An experimental scale model was created using 3D printing. The scale model was tested in a closed-loop wind tunnel to validate the CFD data. Numerical results of the supply airflow were compared with experimental data. Good agreement was observed between both methods of analysis. Smoke visualisation test was conducted to analyse the air flow pattern in the test room attached underneath it. Results have indicated that the achieved indoor air speed was reduced by up to 17% following the integration of the cylindrical HTD. The effect of varying the number of HTD on the system's thermal performance were investigated. The work highlighted the potential of integrating HTD into wind towers in reducing the air temperature. The technology presented here is subject to a UK patent application (PCT/GB2014/052263).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/85693/8/CFD%20and%20Wind%20Tunnel.pdfen
dc.subjectCFDen
dc.subjectWind tunnelen
dc.subjectwind tower/catcheren
dc.titleComputational and Wind Tunnel Study of the Performance of a Multi-Directional Wind Tower with Heat Transfer Devices. International Conference on Applied Energyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Sheffielden
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalEnergy Procediaen
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