Parametric study on thermal performance of horizontal earth pipe cooling system in summer

Ahmed, S.F., Amanullah M.T.O., Khan, M.M.K., Rasul, M.G. and Hassan, N.M.S. 2016, Parametric study on thermal performance of horizontal earth pipe cooling system in summer, Energy conversion and management, vol. 114, pp. 324-327, doi: 10.1016/j.enconman.2016.01.061.

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Title Parametric study on thermal performance of horizontal earth pipe cooling system in summer
Author(s) Ahmed, S.F.
Amanullah M.T.O.ORCID iD for Amanullah M.T.O.
Khan, M.M.K.
Rasul, M.G.
Hassan, N.M.S.
Journal name Energy conversion and management
Volume number 114
Start page 324
End page 327
Total pages 14
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2016-04-15
ISSN 0196-8904
Keyword(s) parametric study
earth pipe cooling
thermal performance
hot humid climate
Summary Rational use of energy and its associated greenhouse gas emissions has become a key issue for a sustainable environment and economy. A substantial amount of energy is consumed by today's buildings which are accountable for about 40% of the global energy consumption. There are on-going researches in order to overcome these and find new techniques through energy efficient measures. Passive air cooling of earth pipe cooling technique is one of those which can save energy in buildings with no greenhouse gas emissions. The performance of the earth pipe cooling system is mainly affected by the parameters, namely air velocity, pipe length, pipe diameter, pipe material, and pipe depth. This paper investigates the impact of these parameters on thermal performance of the horizontal earth pipe cooling system in a hot humid subtropical climate at Rockhampton, Australia. For the parametric investigation, a thermal model was developed for the horizontal earth pipe cooling system using the simulation program, FLUENT 15.0. Results showed a significant effect for air velocity, pipe length, and pipe diameter on the earth pipe cooling performance, where the pipe length dominated the other parameters.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.enconman.2016.01.061
Field of Research 091305 Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
Socio Economic Objective 960302 Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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