Simulation of passive down-draught evaporative cooling (PDEC) systems in EnergyPlus

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Abstract

This paper discusses the development of a new module in EnergyPlus that predicts the cooling performance of PDEC towers with sprays. It introduces an overview of PDEC towers and existing models. A simulation model is employed to design and evaluate PDEC towers, and its modelling algorithm in EnergyPlus is described. An analysis of the capability in different climates and the energy performance of PDEC towers has been performed by using the model implemented, and the main results from various case studies are presented. Overall, the model is capable of predicting air conditions as well as air flow rates from PDEC towers so that EnergyPlus can calculate appropriate indoor air conditions and thermal comfort in a zone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings of Building Simulation 2009
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Pages369-376
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2009
Event11th International IBPSA Conference - Building Simulation 2009, BS 2009 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 27 2007Jul 30 2007

Other

Other11th International IBPSA Conference - Building Simulation 2009, BS 2009
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period7/27/077/30/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture
  • Modeling and Simulation

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    Kang, D., & Strand, R. K. (2009). Simulation of passive down-draught evaporative cooling (PDEC) systems in EnergyPlus. In Conference Proceedings of Building Simulation 2009 (pp. 369-376).