Numerical Investigation of Integrating a Trombe Wall into a Single Room
Received Date: February 08, 2020; Published Date: February 25, 2020
Trombe walls are receiving abundant attention due to their potential capacity to face the environmental and energy crisis. Through the natural convection and the storage of energy, the heating load in a building is reduced throughout the winter season. This study presents a numerical investigation of integrating a Trombe wall within a three-dimensional room. A comparison of two systems is done using two different CFD codes: ANSYS-FLUENT 14.0, which is employed in the numerical investigation of Mehran and Vali, and scSTREAM V13 used in the present paper. The study is carried out under laminar and incompressible flow.
Keywords: Trombe wall; Storage of energy; Natural convection; Heating; 3D room