The potential for ground-sourced cooling of domestic buildings in desert
thesisposted on 2018-08-15, 11:55 authored by Farraj F. Al-Ajmi
In many dry desert climates such as in Kuwait, the summer season is long with a mean daily maximum temperature of 45°C. A round 80% of total electricity generation is consumed by air-conditioning systems in domestic buildings. A hybrid cooling technique to reduce the domestic cooling demand would have both environmental and economic benefits for Kuwait. A passive cooling technique, which assists the situation, is ground cooling. In this thesis a thermal model of an earth air heat exchanger (EAHE) has been developed to calculate the pre-cooling of ventilation air that can be achieved for a building through use of a buried pipe below ground surface. [Continues.]
Kuwait, Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET).
- Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
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NotesA Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.