New Clinical Trials and Studies Study Findings Have Been Reported by Investigators at University of the Basque Country (A comparative study of the CFD modeling of a ventilated active fa ade including phase change materials)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Clinical Trials Week -- Investigators publish new report on Clinical Research. According to news reporting originating from Bilbao, Spain, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "This article describes the development of a CFD 2D model of a new type of ventilated active fa ade which includes a PCM (Phase Change Material) in its outer layer. The model was carried out using the software Fluent."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of the Basque Country, "The numerical results were compared against experimental data obtained by means of a real-scale PASLINK test facility. Two different approaches were tested to model the PCM. To model the radiation, S2S and DO sub-models were tested. RNG k-epsilon, Standard k-omega and SST k-omega turbulence models were compared to model the air flow inside the ventilated layer. The results showed that for the geometry under consideration it was suitable to consider the PCM to be a solid material with variable C-p. The DO model accurately reproduced the radiation phenomena. For an air flow rate that resulted in a turbulent regime inside the air chamber, the RNG k-epsilon model showed good agreement between the experimental data and the simulated results. The developed model can be considered suitable for the simulation and optimization of the fa ade under turbulent flow conditions."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Further research should be conducted to improve the accuracy of the model for low-Reynolds-number turbulence conditions."
For more information on this research see: A comparative study of the CFD modeling of a ventilated active fa ade including phase change materials. Applied Energy, 2014;126():307-317. Applied Energy can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Applied Energy - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/405891)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting G. Diarce, University of the Basque Country, UPV EHU, Escuela Tecn Super Ingn Bilbao, Dept. of Maquinas & Motores TermENED1 Res Grp, Bilbao 48013, Spain. Additional authors for this research include A. Campos-Celador, K. Martin, A. Urresti, A. Garcia-Romero and J.M. Sala (see also Clinical Research).
Keywords for this news article include: Spain, Bilbao, Europe, Nanotechnology, Clinical Research, Emerging Technologies, Phase Change Material, Clinical Trials and Studies
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