Performance evaluation and validation of numerical simulation for a floor heating system that utilizes solar heat energy

Fukutaro Yamaguchi, Ryuichiro Yoshie, Yoshihisa Momoi, Akira Satake, Hiroshi Yoshino, Akashi Mochida

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Abstract

This study clarifies the winter performance of a floor heating and desiccant cooling system utilizing solar heat energy based onmeasurements and discusses the precision of a numerical simulation model. It was found that this system can harness solar heat energy to produce about 70% of a building,s energy requirements with a COP of about 4.5. In addition, measurement and analysis results indicated that the numerical simulation model has a sufficient level of precision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-292
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering
Volume77
Issue number674
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Apr

Keywords

  • Floor heating
  • Solar thermal energy use
  • System simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering

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