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The thermal characteristics and performance of a ground heat exchanger for tropical climates

Mohd Yusof, Taib and Hassan, Ibrahim and Azmi, W. H. and M. R. M., Rejab (2018) The thermal characteristics and performance of a ground heat exchanger for tropical climates. Renewable Energy, 121. pp. 528-538. ISSN 0960-1481

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Abstract

This paper presents the thermal characteristics and performance of ground heat exchanger (GHE) based on the mathematical model for tropical climate conditions. The case study is undertaken with the depth of ground, z of 2 m, air inlet temperature of 35 °C, air mass flow rate of 0.02–0.2 kg/s and different sizes of internal pipe diameters (ID). The effectiveness of the GHE is analyzed at 0.8, 0.9 and 0.99. The performance results of the GHE show that the flow rate of 0.02 kg/s gives great fluid temperature (Tf) reduction in the pipe compared with higher flow rates. However, the outlet temperature (Tout) of air at the end of the 25 m length of pipe with different flow rates tend to reach the same point with a maximum difference of only 0.36 °C for the range of the flow rates. Meanwhile, the rates of heat transfer relatively increase as the flow rates increase. Effectiveness of 0.9 has been identified that it is possible and achievable to be obtained with the 25 m length of the pipe. This finding has confirmed that the GHE has a great potential and good performance to be implemented in tropical climate countries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ground heat exchanger; Passive cooling; Heat transfer; Annual outlet temperature; Thermal characteristic
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Centre of Excellence: Automotive Engineering Centre
Centre of Excellence: Automotive Engineering Centre

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Yusof Taib
Date Deposited: 15 May 2018 03:56
Last Modified: 15 May 2018 03:58
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/21126
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