In this study, an innovative rooftop turbine ventilator powered by a hybrid of wind and photovoltaic energy, "Hybrid Ventilator" for short, was developed. The performance differences between Hybrid Ventilators and conventional ventilators were assessed through a series of experiments. Then, CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulations were applied to survey the building ventilation efficiency of this Hybrid Ventilator. The results show that, considering the ventilation quantity (rate), a Hybrid Ventilator provides approximately 4 times the exhaust capacity of a conventional ventilator. All of the investigated space configurations that were examined via CFD simulations exhibited similar indoor airflow patterns and air velocity distributions (ventilation quality).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering