Implementation of thermal performance of solar chimneys for ventilation in buildings

  • Shivam Singh
Keywords: Air variation per hour, Solar chimney, Angle.

Abstract

A solar chimney can successfully reduce electricity consumption associated with mechanical ventilation in buildings while also reducing the use of fossil fuels to help control rising temperatures.The angle of this study group ranged from 30 to 90 degrees and the air gap was around 0.15 to 0.75 meters and the height of the chimney was around 0.5 m to 3 m. At 60° inclination, the solar chimney provided a consistently high amount of air variation per hour (ACH) throughout the year, with the least amount of ACH produced by the vertical Solar Chimney over the whole year. Therefore, it is determined that, when the tilt angles are 60° in the Northern Hemisphere, the optimum heat efficiency of a solar chimney may be achieved at a latitude of 34°.A cost estimate for integrating a solar chimney into a building could be determined by conducting a feasibility study. A real-life scenario could be followed by the mathematical model produced in this investigation. It could be calculated that the energy consumed was reduced by integrating a solar chimney into the building.

Published
2021-09-30
How to Cite
Shivam Singh. (2021). Implementation of thermal performance of solar chimneys for ventilation in buildings. Design Engineering, 542-556. Retrieved from http://thedesignengineering.com/index.php/DE/article/view/4899
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