By Mat Santamouris
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For a rectangular opaque solar chimney connected to a room, correlations were derived relating the ventilation rate caused by buoyancy-driven flow through a solar chimney to the geometry of the chimney and characteristic temperatures (Dimoudi, 1997). The dimensional analysis was undertaken for three dependent variables: ● the volumetric flow rate, V’; ● the mass flow rate per unit area of chimney, M’; and ● the exit air temperature, Te. 1, where H, d, h represent the chimney height, the air gap depth and the inlet height, β is the coefficient of volumetric thermal expansion of the air, g is the acceleration due to gravity, ρ, µ, cp and λ represent the density, viscosity, specific heat and thermal conductivity of the air, and Ti and Te are the absolute temperature of the inlet and exit air in the chimney channel.
The wall temperatures predicted from ESP at the end of the closed mode were the initial conditions for the solution for the differential equations. REVIEW OF MODELLING APPROACHES Analytical modelling The Crank-Nickolson method was used to solve the one-dimensional heat flow finite difference model together with an orifice equation at the chimney inlet and exit for the flow rate estimation (Zriken and Bilgen, 1985). ADVANCES IN BUILDING ENERGY RESEARCH ■ 2009 ■ VOLUME 3 ■ PAGES 21–44 28 A. DIMOUDI The flow rate through the chimney was also calculated taking into account the air flow resistance imposed by the solar chimney (Ward and Derradji, 1987).
The differential equations that describe the operation of the system were converted into algebraic ones using a finite difference implicit scheme (Dimoudi, 1997). A non-steady, one-dimensional heat transfer model solved with a finite difference scheme was applied for the comparison of a solar chimney with a conventional chimney (Afonso and Oliveira, 2000). The model combined the heat transfer equations in the horizontal direction of the solar chimney’s fabric with the equations for the flow inside the channel.
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