Authors: Jyotirmay Mathur, Rajeev Kathpalia
Addresses: Mechanical Engineering Department, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India. ' Vastu Shilpa Consultants, Sangath, Thaltej Road, Ahmedabad, India
Abstract: A combined solar chimney–wind tower concept has been developed for a typical urban institution building in Delhi. Due to site limitations, the concept of solar chimney based ventilation has been introduced through roof mounted thermo-siphon air panels of 70 m² absorber area. A wind tower provided on the suction side of fresh air has potential for cooling incoming air by 5°C by using 250 m² of stone cladding. Openings for airflow inside the buildings are designed to suit smooth natural ventilation. Evolution of the final design through various constraints is explained in this paper.
Keywords: solar chimney; wind tower; sustainable building; energy efficiency; solar radiation; passive ventilation; passive cooling; cooling system design; India; sustainable design.
International Journal of Sustainable Design, 2008 Vol.1 No.1, pp.110 - 126
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