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Numerical investigation into the thermal interference of slinky ground heat exchangers (2024)
Journal Article
Luo, M., & Gan, G. (2024). Numerical investigation into the thermal interference of slinky ground heat exchangers. Applied Thermal Engineering, 248(Part A), Article 123215. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2024.123215

The thermal performance of a slinky ground heat exchanger has been investigated using a validated transient 3D model for different trench separations, installation depths, soil properties, and daily operation hours. The effect of trench separation on... Read More about Numerical investigation into the thermal interference of slinky ground heat exchangers.

SET2022 : 19th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies 16th to 18th August 2022, Turkey : Sustainable Energy Technologies 2022 Conference Proceedings. Volume 4 (2023)
Book
Riffat, S., & Su, Y. (Eds.). (2023). SET2022 : 19th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies 16th to 18th August 2022, Turkey : Sustainable Energy Technologies 2022 Conference Proceedings. Volume 4

Papers submitted and presented at SET2022 - the 19th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies in Istanbul, Turkey in August 2022

Modelling analysis of a solar-driven thermochemical energy storage unit combined with heat recovery (2023)
Journal Article
Zhang, Y., Hu, M., Chen, Z., Su, Y., & Riffat, S. (2023). Modelling analysis of a solar-driven thermochemical energy storage unit combined with heat recovery. Renewable Energy, 206, 722-737. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2023.02.076

Solar-driven thermochemical energy storage (TCES) can address the mismatch between solar heat production and heating demand and contribute to decarbonisation in buildings. In many studies of typical salt hydrate TCES systems, massive heat carried by... Read More about Modelling analysis of a solar-driven thermochemical energy storage unit combined with heat recovery.

Parametric study of a novel combination of solar chimney and radiative cooling cavity for natural ventilation enhancement in residential buildings (2022)
Journal Article
Suhendri, S., Hu, M., Su, Y., Darkwa, J., & Riffat, S. (2022). Parametric study of a novel combination of solar chimney and radiative cooling cavity for natural ventilation enhancement in residential buildings. Building and Environment, 225, Article 109648. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2022.109648

The application of radiative cooling (RC) is expanding to a diverse research field, with some current studies trying to apply RC for natural ventilation. One proposed strategy is to use RC for the enhancement of solar chimney (SC) ventilation, and th... Read More about Parametric study of a novel combination of solar chimney and radiative cooling cavity for natural ventilation enhancement in residential buildings.

Identification of Potential Barriers to Electric Vehicle Adoption in Oil-Producing Nations—The Case of Saudi Arabia (2022)
Journal Article
Alotaibi, S., Omer, S., & Su, Y. (2022). Identification of Potential Barriers to Electric Vehicle Adoption in Oil-Producing Nations—The Case of Saudi Arabia. Electricity, 3(3), 365-395. https://doi.org/10.3390/electricity3030020

Electric vehicles (EVs) are important elements in the global strategy to tackle climate change; however, research often fails to sufficiently identify the range of barriers which affect their adoption. Taking Saudi Arabia as a case study, this paper... Read More about Identification of Potential Barriers to Electric Vehicle Adoption in Oil-Producing Nations—The Case of Saudi Arabia.

Deep learning and computer vision based occupancy CO2 level prediction for demand-controlled ventilation (DCV) (2022)
Journal Article
Wei, S., Tien, P. W., Chow, T. W., Wu, Y., & Calautit, J. K. (2022). Deep learning and computer vision based occupancy CO2 level prediction for demand-controlled ventilation (DCV). Journal of Building Engineering, 56, Article 104715. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2022.104715

The present study investigated the potential of the application of a live occupancy detection approach to assist the operations of demand-controlled ventilation (DCV) systems to ensure that sufficient interior thermal conditions and air quality were... Read More about Deep learning and computer vision based occupancy CO2 level prediction for demand-controlled ventilation (DCV).

Extending the operation of a solar air collector to night-time by integrating radiative sky cooling: A comparative experimental study (2022)
Journal Article
Hu, M., Zhao, B., Suhendri, Cao, J., Wang, Q., Riffat, S., …Pei, G. (2022). Extending the operation of a solar air collector to night-time by integrating radiative sky cooling: A comparative experimental study. Energy, 251, Article 123986. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2022.123986

Solar thermal collectors are generally unproductivity at night without sunlight. Radiative cooling, on the other hand, is another renewable technology harvesting coldness from extraterrestrial space and can effectively work nocturnally. Therefore, th... Read More about Extending the operation of a solar air collector to night-time by integrating radiative sky cooling: A comparative experimental study.

Numerical and experimental validations of the theoretical basis for a nozzle based pulse technique for determining building airtightness (2020)
Journal Article
Cooper, E., Zheng, X., & Wood, C. J. (2021). Numerical and experimental validations of the theoretical basis for a nozzle based pulse technique for determining building airtightness. Building and Environment, 188, Article 107459. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2020.107459

Motivated by intentions of avoiding large net fluid flow and enabling a more practical airtightness test for large buildings, a low-pressure Pulse pressurisation technique was developed for measuring building airtightness at pressures that are consid... Read More about Numerical and experimental validations of the theoretical basis for a nozzle based pulse technique for determining building airtightness.

Parametric study of a sustainable cooling system integrating phase change material energy storage for buildings (2020)
Journal Article
Zeinelabdein, R., Omer, S., & Mohamed, E. (2020). Parametric study of a sustainable cooling system integrating phase change material energy storage for buildings. Journal of Energy Storage, 32, Article 101972. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2020.101972

© 2020 Elsevier Ltd Free cooling of buildings uses the nocturnal outdoor air as a heat sink via a ventilation process. This could be performed by storing the night coolness for use during the daytime as appropriate. Due to the latent heat capacity, p... Read More about Parametric study of a sustainable cooling system integrating phase change material energy storage for buildings.

Estimation of the infiltration rate of UK homes with the divide-by-20 rule and its comparison with site measurements (2020)
Journal Article
Vega Pasos, A., Zheng, X., Smith, L., & Wood, C. (2020). Estimation of the infiltration rate of UK homes with the divide-by-20 rule and its comparison with site measurements. Building and Environment, 185, Article 107275. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2020.107275

Buildings are responsible for 40% of the global energy usage to which infiltration-caused heat losses are responsible for 30%. Air infiltration is the unintended flow of air through leakage paths and fundamentally determined by the airtightness of a... Read More about Estimation of the infiltration rate of UK homes with the divide-by-20 rule and its comparison with site measurements.

Decarbonising our transport system: Vehicle use behaviour analysis to assess the potential of transitioning to electric mobility (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Waldron, J., Rodrigues, L., Gillott, M., Naylor, S., & Shipman, R. (2020). Decarbonising our transport system: Vehicle use behaviour analysis to assess the potential of transitioning to electric mobility. In J. Rodríguez Álvarez, & J. C. Soares Gonçalves (Eds.), Planning Post Carbon Cities: 35th PLEA Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, A Coruña, 1st-3rd September 2020: Proceedings (689-694). https://doi.org/10.17979/spudc.9788497497947

The transport sector is responsible for over 20% of the global carbon emissions. One of the strategies to reduce its impact includes transitioning to electric vehicles (EV). However, this represents several challenges to existing cities, such as the... Read More about Decarbonising our transport system: Vehicle use behaviour analysis to assess the potential of transitioning to electric mobility.

On the power law and quadratic forms for representing the leakage-pressure relationship- Case studies of sheltered chambers (2020)
Journal Article
Zheng, X., & Wood, C. (2020). On the power law and quadratic forms for representing the leakage-pressure relationship- Case studies of sheltered chambers. Energy and Buildings, 226, Article 110380. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2020.110380

The leakage characteristics of a building can be described by a leakage-pressure relationship, which sometimes is referred to as flow-pressure relationship. This relationship provides the leakage rate through the building envelope when it is subject... Read More about On the power law and quadratic forms for representing the leakage-pressure relationship- Case studies of sheltered chambers.

A practical review of alternatives to the steady pressurisation method for determining building airtightness (2020)
Journal Article
Zheng, X., Cooper, E., Gillott, M., Vega Pasos, A., & Wood, C. (2020). A practical review of alternatives to the steady pressurisation method for determining building airtightness. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 132, Article 110049

As an important indicator of construction quality and envelope integrity of buildings, airtightness is responsible for a considerable amount of energy losses associated with infiltration. It is crucial to understand building airtightness during const... Read More about A practical review of alternatives to the steady pressurisation method for determining building airtightness.

User engagement in community energy schemes: A case study at the Trent Basin in Nottingham, UK (2020)
Journal Article
Rodrigues, L., Gillott, M., Waldron, J., Cameron, L., Tubelo, R., Shipman, R., …Bradshaw-Smith, C. (2020). User engagement in community energy schemes: A case study at the Trent Basin in Nottingham, UK. Sustainable Cities and Society, 61, Article 102187. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2020.102187

© 2020 Elsevier Ltd ‘Community Energy’ refers to people working together to reduce and manage energy use and increase and support local energy generation. It has the potential to support the infrastructural, social and cultural changes needed to redu... Read More about User engagement in community energy schemes: A case study at the Trent Basin in Nottingham, UK.

Airtightness measurement of an outdoor chamber using the Pulse and blower door methods under various wind and leakage scenarios (2020)
Journal Article
Zheng, X., Mazzon, J., Wallis, I., & Wood, C. J. (2020). Airtightness measurement of an outdoor chamber using the Pulse and blower door methods under various wind and leakage scenarios. Building and Environment, 179, Article 106950. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2020.106950

As a continued investigation following the previous testing of a house-sized chamber in a sheltered environment, this paper introduces an experimental study of airtightness measurement of an outdoor chamber using both the novel Pulse technique and th... Read More about Airtightness measurement of an outdoor chamber using the Pulse and blower door methods under various wind and leakage scenarios.

Investigation of an innovative PV/T-ORC system using amorphous silicon cells and evacuated flat plate solar collectors (2020)
Journal Article
Kutlu, C., Li, J., Su, Y., Wang, Y., Pei, G., & Riffat, S. (2020). Investigation of an innovative PV/T-ORC system using amorphous silicon cells and evacuated flat plate solar collectors. Energy, 203, Article 117873. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2020.117873

Solar-driven organic Rankine cycle (s-ORC) power generation is a promising technology with thermal storage for flexible operation to meet domestic variable electricity demand. A satisfactory efficiency of this technology can be obtained only at mediu... Read More about Investigation of an innovative PV/T-ORC system using amorphous silicon cells and evacuated flat plate solar collectors.

Evaluate the validity of the empirical correlations of clearance and friction coefficients to improve a scroll expander semi-empirical model (2020)
Journal Article
Kutlu, C., Erdinc, M. T., Li, J., Su, Y., Pei, G., Gao, G., & Riffat, S. (2020). Evaluate the validity of the empirical correlations of clearance and friction coefficients to improve a scroll expander semi-empirical model. Energy, 202, Article 117723. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2020.117723

This study presents a scroll expander modelling methodology for small scale power generation systems by combining scroll geometry and semi-empirical model. Although the semi-empirical model is quite popular, its dependence on several experimentally-d... Read More about Evaluate the validity of the empirical correlations of clearance and friction coefficients to improve a scroll expander semi-empirical model.