Numerical analysis-based performance prediction in a direct evaporative cooler used for building cooling

Sampath Suranjan Salins, Shiva Kumar, Ritu Kiran Kartik, S. V.Kota Reddy

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Abstract

In the present performance parameters is determined for the varied operating conditions using mathematical modelling. Outlet humidity ratio, Dry bulb temperature (DBT), cooling efficiency and cooling effect have been predicted by varying the air velocities, inlet DBT, inlet relative humidity (RH) and pad thickness for three different wettability of Celdek packing. Predicted results revealed that cooling effect, saturation efficiency, ΔDBT and humidity ratio are found to be increasing with the increase in pad thickness and wettability of the material. An increase in the inlet air flow rate and RH resulted in a decrease in ΔDBT, humidity ratio and cooling efficiency. The maximum performance of ΔDBT, ΔRH, saturation efficiency and cooling effects have been observed for Celdek 7090 and are equal to 6°C, 55%, 90% and 7000 Watts for the thickness of 0.3 m, wettability of 630 m2/m3. Wettability of 630 m2/m3 & thickness 0.3 m gave maximum performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-250
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Building Performance Simulation
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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