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As the length of the chimney (or chimney width, as referred to in some studies) is much larger than the cavity width (equal to air space thickness), a two-dimensional flow is usually considered in the analysis. In many numerical studies, pressure losses that occur at the inlet (contraction) and exit (expansion) of the cavity are not considered. For simplicity and minimization of computational efforts, the computational domain is defined by a rectangular cavity with the inlet and exit at the bottom and top, respectively, and thus the inlet and exit have the same dimensions as the cavity.

TUOHY source heat pump, controls and a solar water heater. 6 years. e. a predicted saving of 80 per cent. CONCLUSIONS Building performance simulation is now being used in support of policy development. The goal is to provide decision makers with the means to compare energy supply and demand, at a local or regional level, in terms of the match at present or as it may exist under some future scenario. By enabling informed decisions, opportunities for costeffective upgrades and the exploitation of renewable energy systems at local (autonomous) and strategic (grid-connected) levels can be fully explored.

Heat transfer in the horizontal direction was assumed for the analysis of a solar chimney with a glazed external surface and thermal storage mass in the internal wall ADVANCES IN BUILDING ENERGY RESEARCH ■ 2009 ■ VOLUME 3 ■ PAGES 21–44 Solar Chimneys in Buildings – The State of the Art 29 (Marti-Herrero and Heras-Celemin, 2007). A uniform temperature was assumed for the glass and the air inside the channel (single node). The air temperature inside the channel was considered as a function of the inlet and exit air temperature as proposed by Hirunlabh et al (1999).

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