Journal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics

, Volume 59, Issue 6, pp 1008–1014 | Cite as

Effect of Radiative Heat Transfer and Boundary Conditions on the Airflow and Temperature Distribution Inside a Heated Tunnel Greenhouse

  • S. ZeroualEmail author
  • S. Bougoul
  • H. Benmoussa


The airflow and temperature distribution in a heated tunnel greenhouse in the presence of a row of tomato plants owing to heat dissipation from heating pipes is numerically studied with the use of the Fluent-CFD software. The fully turbulent airflow in the greenhouse induced by buoyancy forces is modeled by using the k–ε model. The radiative heat transfer is taken into account by using the model of discrete ordinates. Two types of boundary conditions expressing heat losses at the greenhouse cover are treated: pure convection and convection combined with thermal radiation.


airflow temperature radiative heat transfer tunnel greenhouse CFD 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LPEA LaboratoryUniversité de Batna 1BatnaAlgeria
  2. 2.Université de Batna 2BatnaAlgeria

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