Volume 3, No. 4, October 2014

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  • ISSN: 2278-0149 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title:  Int. J. Mech. Eng. Robot. Res.  
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Numerical Simulation on the Performance Evaluation of a Solar Updraft Tower

Adarsh S and Ajith C Menon
Marian Engineeering College, Kazhakuttom, Thiruvananthapuram, India.

Abstract—The solar updraft towers (solar chimney) are non-conventional power plant with high techno-economic importance. In this work, the performance evaluation of a solar updraft tower is carried out based on the parameters such as roof angle, inlet height and for different irradiation values using ANSYS Fluent 14.0. The results are presented in the form of contour plots of velocity and temperature. The effects of angle of attack, inlet height and irradiation are discussed in this work.

Index Terms—Solar updraft towers, Performance evaluation, Roof angle, ANSYS

Cite: Adarsh S and Ajith C Menon, "Numerical Simulation on the Performance Evaluation of a Solar Updraft Tower," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol.3, No.4, pp. 589-595, October 2014.