0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Numerical Simulation and Analysis of the Two-Sided Windcatcher Inlet\Outlet Effect on Ventilation Flow Through a Three Dimensional Room

[+] Author Affiliations
Amirreza Niktash, B. P. Huynh

University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Paper No. POWER2014-32154, pp. V002T11A006; 6 pages
doi:10.1115/POWER2014-32154
From:
  • ASME 2014 Power Conference
  • Volume 2: Simple and Combined Cycles; Advanced Energy Systems and Renewables (Wind, Solar and Geothermal); Energy Water Nexus; Thermal Hydraulics and CFD; Nuclear Plant Design, Licensing and Construction; Performance Testing and Performance Test Codes; Student Paper Competition
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA, July 28–31, 2014
  • Conference Sponsors: Power Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4609-4
  • Copyright © 2014 by ASME

abstract

A windcatcher is a structure placed on the roof of a building for providing natural ventilation for interior space working by wind power. It draws out the inside stale air to the outside and supplies the outside fresh air for the building’s interior space.

In this paper, the effect of different types of windcatcher’s inlet\outlet on the air flow, flow velocity and flowrate through a three-dimensional room fitted with a two-sided windcatcher is observed numerically, using a commercial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software package. The standard RANS K-ε CFD method is used in the simulations. The flow pattern, flow velocity and flowrate of the inside ventilation flow is considered for the six different types of a two-sided windcatcher’s inlet\outlet.

It is found that the shape of the inlet\outlet of windcatcher strongly affects flow pattern, flow velocity and flowrate and the performance of square windcatcher is higher than the circular one specially in ventilating the living area (lower part) of a room.

Copyright © 2014 by ASME

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In