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Numerical Investigation of Integrating a Trombe Wall into a Single Room

Sahar Ben Romdhane1, Rim Ben khalifa2, Amani Amamou2, Zohir Younsi3 and Nejla Mahjoub Saïd4,5*

1 LESTE, National Engineering School of Monastir, University of Monastir, Tunisia

2LGM, National Engineering School of Monastir, University of Monastir, Tunisia

3FUPL, Hautes Etudes d’Ingénieur (HEI), LGCgE (EA 4515), F-59000 Lille, France

4 Department of Physics, College of Science, King Khalid University, Abha 61413, Saudi Arabia

5 LGM, Preparatory Institute for Engineering Studies, University of Monastir, Tunisia

Corresponding Author

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

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