Amrani, A. and Dihmani, N. and Amraqui, S. and Mezrhab, A. (2017) Analysis of combined natural convection and thermal radiation heat transfer in a triangular shaped roof for hot climates. Journal of Materials and Environmental Science, 8 (8). pp. 3013-3027.

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The roofs play an important role in the energy performance of building. In the present study, natural convection with surface radiation heat transfer is investigated numerically in a triangular shaped roof with eave (Gabel roof) for hot climates. A specifically developed numerical model, based on the finite-volume method, is used for the solutions of the governing differential-equations. The SIMPLER algorithm was adopted for the treatment of velocity-pressure coupling. Concerning the radiation exchange, we consider that the fluid (air) is transparent, so only the solid surfaces contribute to the radiation exchange and assumed to be diffuse-gray. The key parameters for this analysis are considered as Rayleigh number (Ra), aspect ratio (A) and eave lengths (e*). Results are reported in terms of isotherms, streamlines and local and average Nusselt numbers.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Environmental Science
Divisions: SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION > Environmental Science
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