The objective of the present research work is to realize a numerical analysis of a solar flat plate collector/evaporator, which is a component of a direct expansion solar assisted heat pump (DX-SAHP) system, using computational fluid dynamics. The copper collector/evaporator employed refrigerant R600a as the working fluid and the simulation parameters included a total length of 1 m, constant solar irradiance of 485.07 W·m-2 and an average wind speed of 1.5 m·s-1. Resulting in a comparative analysis between experimental results and simulation values, that determined a similar behavior between both cases with a temperature increase of 3.62 °C and an error smaller than 5 %.
|Title of host publication||2020 IEEE ANDESCON, ANDESCON 2020|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|State||Published - 13 Oct 2020|
|Event||2020 IEEE ANDESCON, ANDESCON 2020 - Quito, Ecuador|
Duration: 13 Oct 2020 → 16 Oct 2020
|Name||2020 IEEE ANDESCON, ANDESCON 2020|
|Conference||2020 IEEE ANDESCON, ANDESCON 2020|
|Period||13/10/20 → 16/10/20|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Authors would like to thank Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and the alliance "ENERGETICA 2030" (Research Program code No. 58667), from through the call "778-2017 Scientific Ecosystems" from COLCIENCIAS, funded by The World Bank. The research program is managed by the Colombian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Minciencias) with contract No. FP44842-210-2018. The present research work had the support of the Research Group on Renewable Energies and Mechanical Implementation of SMEs (GIERIMP) of the Mechanical Engineering Career of the Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, at Quito.
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- Heat pump
- Solar irradiance
- Temperature increase