Thermal Assessment of a Novel Combine Evaporative Cooling Wind Catcher
AbstractWind catchers are one of the oldest cooling systems that are employed to provide sufficient natural ventilation in buildings. In this study, a laboratory scale wind catcher was equipped with a combined evaporative system. The designed assembly was comprised of a one-sided opening with an adjustable wetted pad unit and a wetted blades section. Theoretical analysis of the wind catcher was carried out and a set of experiments were organized to validate the results of the obtained models. The effect of wind speed, wind catcher height, and mode of the opening unit (open or closed) was investigated on temperature drop and velocity of the moving air through the wind catcher as well as provided sensible cooling load. The results showed that under windy conditions, inside air velocity was slightly higher when the pad was open. Vice versa, when the wind speed was zero, the closed pad resulted in an enhancement in air velocity inside the wind catcher. At wind catcher heights of 2.5 and 3.5 m and wind speeds of lower than 3 m/s, cooling loads have been approximately doubled by applying the closed-pad mode. View Full-Text
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Noroozi, A.; Veneris, Y.S. Thermal Assessment of a Novel Combine Evaporative Cooling Wind Catcher. Energies 2018, 11, 442.
Noroozi A, Veneris YS. Thermal Assessment of a Novel Combine Evaporative Cooling Wind Catcher. Energies. 2018; 11(2):442.Chicago/Turabian Style
Noroozi, Azam; Veneris, Yannis S. 2018. "Thermal Assessment of a Novel Combine Evaporative Cooling Wind Catcher." Energies 11, no. 2: 442.
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