Submitted by Maria.Kapsalaki on Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:43
This article introduces two system models to simulate the energy performance of the temperature and humidity independent control air-conditioning system (THICS) and the conventional air-conditioning system (CAS). The energy performance comparison includes three parts of cooling resource, transportation system and terminal devices. A typical office building with these two different systems is numerically analyzed. Beijing and Guangzhou, two major cities in China, are chosen, which lay in temperate zone and tropical zone respectively.
With radiant heating, it is possible to set room air temperature lower than when heating withair-conditioning because the human body is heated by a radiation. As room air temperature decreases,heat loss from walls and windows decreases, and so does the ventilation load. It is often said that theradiant heating, such as floor heating saves energy. This study calculates heat flow at the windows andthe walls of a living-room using computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
This study evaluated and optimized the thermal environment inside an air-conditioned train stationbuilding using the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) method. The impacts of some air-conditioningdesign parameters such as supply air temperature, velocity, altitude and incidence angle on indoorthermal environment were discussed. The primary air-conditioning design scheme was optimized.
A municipality water reticulation R22 ground-coupled reversible heat pump, was investigated as an alternative to conventional air source systems. The investigation was conducted by developing analytical models that were used for the design of a ground-coupled reversible heat pump and a conventional, also reversible air-to-air system. The models were verified with a commercially available computer program as well as with measurements on the two systems.
Important oversizing factors are observed for room air-conditioners leading to important energy wastes and costly summer peak demands for utilities. This article intends to show that sizing decisions should be based on dynamic simulation results and include an assessment of the air conditioner part-load performance. The sizing methodology established is applied to evaluate different oversizing levels for different types of buildings, climates and systems. This enables to compare our methodology to typical rules of the thumbs applied in France.