This document was prepared by two researchers from the Osaka University, Department of Architectural Engineering. It describes the prototype solar chimney with PCM (Phase Change Material) storage, together with a numerical model for predicting air flow rate in a solar chimney and temperature of aluminum plate, air and PCM.
This research paper explains the fabrication of the solar chimney built in latent heat storage for prolongation of the natural ventilation during the evening and night time. The solar chimney was then installed on the roof of the Department of Architectural Engineering, to test its thermal performance.
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