Numerical Analysis on Effect of Chimney Height on Solar Updraft Power Plant

Mehta, Darshan Bhavesh and Arunkumar, H S and Hiremath, Pavan and Shettar, Manjunath (2016) Numerical Analysis on Effect of Chimney Height on Solar Updraft Power Plant. In: International Conference on Global Technology Initiatives, 29/03/2016, Rizvi College of Engineering,Bandra west,Mumbai.

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Solar updraft towers working on the principle of greenhouse effect and buoyancy-driven flow. 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. The numerically computed results are match with experimental measurements of Manzanares power plant. Study on the effects of the chimney height and the solar radiation intensity on the power output is carried out, optimum height for the power plant is suggested.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solar chimney, Renewable energy, Numerical analysis
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechanical and Manufacturing
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2016 15:30
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2016 15:30

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