Numerical investigation on flow structures of two double roofs collocating with covered ridge with sidewall Opening (CRSO)

I. J. Wen, P. C. Chang, C. M. Lai, C. M. Chiang

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Abstract

Building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) plays an important role in current sustainable building design. However, the issue is significant when by using BIPV under direct sunshine, temperature of PV panels increases and the power generation from PV reduces. An appropriate solution of this problem is to design a BIPV structure which can remove its own heat gain and induce indoor natural ventilation simultaneously. In this study, ventilated BIPV has been designed and developed with a double skin roof structure and covered ridge with sidewall Opening (CRSO). The influence of CRSO and BIPV opening locations towards the outdoor and indoor with different outdoor wind velocities on flow structures Are analyzed numerically, which shows that flow structure near the CRSO have significant influence on natural ventilation performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-25
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Institution of Engineers (India): Architectural Engineering Division
Volume89
Issue numberOCT
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Oct 17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture

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