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Energies 2017, 10(9), 1364; doi:10.3390/en10091364

Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Forced Convection in a Double Skin Façade

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Department of Architecture, Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University, Niğde 51240, Turkey
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Department of Architecture, İzmir Institute of Technology, İzmir 35430, Turkey
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir 35397, Turkey
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Academic Editor: Tapas Mallick
Received: 7 July 2017 / Revised: 25 August 2017 / Accepted: 5 September 2017 / Published: 8 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Energy Fundamentals and Conversion)
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Abstract

Flow and heat transfer of the air cavity between two glass façades designed in the box window type of double skin façade (DSF) was evaluated in a test room which was set up for measurements in the laboratory environment and analyzed under different working conditions by using a computational fluid dynamics tool. Using data from the experimental studies, the verification of the numerical studies was conducted and the air flow and heat transfer in the cavity between the two glass façades were examined numerically in detail. The depth to height of the cavity, the aspect ratio, was changed between 0.10 and 0.16, and was studied for three different flow velocities. Reynolds and average Nusselt numbers ranging from 28,000 to 56,500 and 134 to 272, respectively, were calculated and a non-dimensional correlation between Reynolds and Nusselt numbers was constructed to evaluate the heat transfer from the cavity (except inlet and outlet sections) air to the inside environment and it could be used the box window type of DSF applications having relatively short cavities. View Full-Text
Keywords: double skin façade; cavity; forced convection; computational fluid dynamics double skin façade; cavity; forced convection; computational fluid dynamics
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İnan, T.; Başaran, T.; Erek, A. Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Forced Convection in a Double Skin Façade. Energies 2017, 10, 1364.

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