Study on the utilization of heat in the mechanically ventilated Trombe wall in a house with a central air conditioning and air circulation system

Qingsong Ma, Hiroatsu Fukuda, Myonghyang Lee, Takumi Kobatake, Yuko Kuma, Akihito Ozaki

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Abstract

This paper presents a study on a mechanically ventilated Trombe wall that adds additional windows to the storage wall. The mechanically ventilated Trombe wall is located on the south side of the house with a central air conditioning and air circulation system. To reduce the heating load, during the heating period, the heat from the Trombe wall air channel is sent to the air conditioning room, from where it is then distributed and stored throughout the house by way of air circulation. Taking a house located in Miyazaki, Japan as an example, we conducted an actual survey to understand the situation of heat utilization of the Trombe wall and used numerical simulations to examine the effective method of heat utilization of the Trombe wall. Results showed that in all-day air conditioning, even when sending the air in the Trombe wall to the air-conditioned room, the temperature of the Trombe wall remained high. The heating load was reduced by sending the air from the Trombe wall to the central air-conditioned room and installing the large heat capacity material on the floor in the Trombe wall.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)861-871
Number of pages11
JournalApplied Energy
Volume222
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 15 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Building and Construction
  • Energy(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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