Energy Analysis of a Novel Perforated Cross-flow Solar Air Heaters Integrated with Encapsulated Phase Change Material Units: An Experimental Study

Hadi Farzan; Mohammad Hossein Shahsavari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 February 2024

  This study analyzes the thermal efficiency of a new perforated cross-flow solar air heater (SAH) integrated with encapsulated phase change material (PCM) by using an experimnetal method. Since SAHs represent low thermal efficiencies, this study introduces a novel SAH that uses two methods to address ...  Read More

Improving Thermal Efficiency of Solar Air Collector by Creating Turbulent Flow Using New Baffles Combinations

Z. Aouissi; F. Chabane; M. S. Teguia

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, , Pages 346-352

  The study shows an experimental investigation for a solar air collector with a single pass by adding rectangular baffles for different positions inside the channel. The aim of this study is to improve the thermal efficiency for this collector, and that through testing four cases of baffles positions ...  Read More

Performance Analysis of a Novel Cross-flow Solar Air Heater with Square Perforated Absorber Plate: An Experimental Study

H. Farzan; A. A. Abouee-Mehrizi; M. Khazali

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, , Pages 385-392

  The current study introduces and analyzes a novel square cross-flow perforated solar air heater (SAH). Since the convection mechanism in SAHs is weak, numerous methods have been suggested to address this problem and improve thermal efficiency. Perforations and cross-flow configuration generate high turbulency ...  Read More

Thermal Analysis of New Solar Air Heater with Inclined Perforated Absorber Plates: Experimental Study

H. Farzan; M. Mahmoudi; E. Hasan Zaim

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, , Pages 189-196

  Solar air heaters (SAHs) have an inherent drawback: the conventional mechanism is low inside these collectors’ types. Use of perforations is a simple technique to improve convection, and this investigation experimentally assesses a novel design SAH utilizing three inclined perforated absorber plates. ...  Read More

Effect of Fixed Louver Shading Devices on Thermal Efficiency

H. Bagheri Sabzevar; Z. Erfan

Volume 12, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 349-357

  Today’s energy consumption is one of the most important causes of pollution around the world. Considering the building sector consumes the most energy, it should be seriously considered. In order to provide thermal comfort inside a building, energy is consumed, which can be managed using tools ...  Read More

Numerical Investigation of Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition Engine Performance under Fuel Aggregation Collision to Piston Bowl Rim Edge Situation

S. Talesh Amiri; R. Shafaghat; O. Jahanian; A. H. Fakhari

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2021, , Pages 10-17

  To better homogenize the mixture of fuel and air in the combustion chamber and to enhance the controllability of ignition timing in Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) engines, controlling the start of injection (SOI) timing can be essential. By changing the SOI timing, at some specific ...  Read More

Experimental Analysis of the Thermal Performance of a Metal Fired-wood Oven

S. W. Igo; N. Kokou; A. Compaoré; P. Kalifa; G. L. Sawadogo; D. Namoano

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2020, , Pages 225-230

  This work is devoted to the evaluation of the performance of a typical fired-wood oven commonly used in the rotisserie sector in Burkina Faso. The methodology used is based on the energy balance of the oven. For this purpose, 20 liters of water were heated up to 90 °C. The difference in water temperature ...  Read More

Investigation of an Offset Finned Solar Air Heater Based on Energy and Exergy Performance

S. Rai; P. Chand; S. P. Sharma

Volume 7, Issue 3 , July 2016, , Pages 212-220

  This paper represented theoretically investigation of energy and exergy performance of an offset finned solar air heater. Parametric study was done to investigate the effect of variation of offset fin parameters i.e. fins spacing (1 to 5cm) and fins height (1.8 to 5.8cm) at different mass flow rates ...  Read More

Performance of Closed Cylindrical Parabolic Trough Collector for Solar Thermal Application

H. B. Kulkarni

Volume 7, Issue 3 , July 2016, , Pages 226-232

  A Cylindrical parabolic trough (CPT) collector of aperture width 1.03 m and length of 1.82m was designed and fabricated. CPT was covered with glass of thickness of 3 mm to avoid convective heat loss. Reflector coated with polished aluminum sheet having reflectivity 0.87 and receiver tube made of mild ...  Read More