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Study of the Turbulence Model Effect on the Airflow Characteristics Inside a Solar Chimney Power Plant

  • Ahmed AyadiEmail author
  • Abdallah Bouabidi
  • Zied Driss
  • Haithem Nasraoui
  • Moubarek Bsisa
  • Mohamed Salah Abid
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Abstract

A numerical simulation was developed to study the behavior of the airflow characteristics inside the solar chimney power plant (SCPP). A two-dimensional (2D) steady model has been carried out using the commercial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code ANSYS Fluent 17.0. In this chapter, five turbulence models were tested to present the airflow characteristics distribution such as the magnitude velocity, temperature, pressure, and turbulence characteristics. The above work showed that the turbulence model types have a direct effect on the numerical results. Computational results were compared to the experimental data found by Kasaeian et al. (2014) to choose the adequate model.

Keywords

CFD Turbulent flow Turbulence model Solar chimney SCPP 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmed Ayadi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Abdallah Bouabidi
    • 1
  • Zied Driss
    • 1
  • Haithem Nasraoui
    • 1
  • Moubarek Bsisa
    • 1
  • Mohamed Salah Abid
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems (LASEM), National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS)University of Sfax (US)SfaxTunisia

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