Submitted by Maria.Kapsalaki on Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:55
Variable air volume (VAV) ventilation systems reduce fan power consumption compared to constant air volume (CAV) systems because they supply air according to the airflow demand. However VAV ventilation systems do not take fully into account the potential energy savings as the control strategy operates the terminal boxes and the air handling unit (AHU) independently without pressure integration. The pressure in the main duct is maintained at a constant static pressure (CSP) which corresponds to the pressure required under the design full load condition.
Submitted by Maria.Kapsalaki on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 13:58
The performance of an innovative floor heating application is explored. A two zone building is studied; one zone is frequently overheated due to intensive solar gains while the second zone is essentially unaffected from incident solar radiation. The aim is to explore the possibility to simply extract excess heat from the overheated zone. The idea is to transfer extracted heat through the hydronic floor heating pipe to the second zone; hence, the heat demand for the second zone is decreased. Simulation results yielded a reduced indoor air temperature in the warm zone.
Submitted by Maria.Kapsalaki on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 18:55
Hybrid ventilation systems combine the superior properties of natural and mechanical ventilation systems to reduce energy consumption. In this study, hybrid ventilation simulations were performed for several cities in Turkey, which have different climate conditions. Matlab/Simulink was utilized to perform the simulations. The results of these simulations were compared with that of regular air conditioning units in terms of energy consumption.
The Second Skin Facades can be an useful tool for increasing the efficient use of natural ventilation in order to decrease the energy consumption for ventilation and cooling purposes and to increase the indoor thermal comfort levels. To analyze this type of facades a simulation is set up. The simulation is carried out with the simulation code Simulink.