Cfd analysis on solar chimney for power generation application

Arunkumar, H S and Ganesha, A and Shettar, Manjunath and Hiremath, Pavan (2016) Cfd analysis on solar chimney for power generation application. In: International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering and Managgement Research, 23/03/2016, Brahma Valley college of Engineering, Nashik.

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A solar chimney power plant working on the principle of greenhouse effect and buoyancy-driven flow to generate the electricity. Based on the reference of solar updraft prototype erected in 1982 in Manzanares, numerical analysis is carried out using steady state Navier-Stokes and energy equations in cylindrical coordinate system. Assumed the turbulent air movement inside the chimney and simulation is carried out using k-ε turbulent model, using the FLUENT-16.2 software package. Study the effects of the different parameters like chimney height and radius on the power output from the chimney. Analysis is carried out for different solar radiation intensity because that will vary throughout the day and season. As per the analysis results theoretical power output is calculated.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solar chimney, Renewableenergy, Numerical analysis.
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechanical and Manufacturing
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2016 15:29
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2016 15:29

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