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Experimental Investigation of Heat Transfer and Flow Characteristics in a Solar Chimney Prototype

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A small scale solar chimney prototype has been set up, and the temperature distribution of the system with time and space, together with the velocity variation inside the chimney with time, has been measured. The experimental results reveal that: the toggle speed of the solar chimney system is very fast; the temperature distributions inside the collector and the effects of seasons on the heat transfer and flow characteristic of system show great agreement with the analysis, while the temperature decrease significantly inside the chimney as the chimney is very thin which causes very high heat loss.

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • 1. Experimental Device
  • 2. Disposal of Measurement Points
  • 3. Results and Discussion
  • 4. Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments
  • References

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