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Integrated hollow porous ceramic cuboids-finned heat pipes evaporative cooling system: numerical modelling and experimental validation (2019)
Journal Article
Almaneea, A., Alharbi, A., & Boukhanoui, R. (2019). Integrated hollow porous ceramic cuboids-finned heat pipes evaporative cooling system: numerical modelling and experimental validation. Energy and Buildings, 196, 61-70. doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.05.012

The work presented in this paper investigates design, computer modelling and testing of a sub-wet bulb temperature evaporative cooling system for space air conditioning in buildings. The target application of evaporative cooling technology is particu... Read More

Wind tunnel experiments on cross-ventilation flow of a generic sheltered building in urban areas (2019)
Journal Article
Shirzadi, M., Tominaga, Y., & Mirzaei, P. A. (2019). Wind tunnel experiments on cross-ventilation flow of a generic sheltered building in urban areas. Building and Environment, 158, 60-72. doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.04.057

Results of an extensive wind tunnel experimental measurements for cross-ventilation in a sheltered building are presented against different wind angles. Buildings were placed in a regular arrangement with a constant planar area ratio of 0.25. Instant... Read More

A numerical methodology for comprehensive assessment of the dynamic thermal performance of horizontal ground heat exchangers (2019)
Journal Article
Gan, G. (2019). A numerical methodology for comprehensive assessment of the dynamic thermal performance of horizontal ground heat exchangers. Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, 11, 365-379. doi:10.1016/j.tsep.2019.04.013

Heat transfer takes place simultaneously with moisture transfer in unsaturated soil and the transport processes interact with a ground heat exchanger (GHX) installed for a ground source heat pump. This paper presents a numerical methodology to produc... Read More

Techno-economic assessment of the horizontal geothermal heat pump systems: a comprehensive review (2019)
Journal Article
Cui, Y., Zhu, J., Twaha, S., Chu, J., Bai, H., Huang, K., …Soleimani, Z. (2019). Techno-economic assessment of the horizontal geothermal heat pump systems: a comprehensive review. Energy Conversion and Management, 191, 208-236. doi:10.1016/j.enconman.2019.04.018

Geothermal heat pump has been widely recognized as one of the promising technologies for building applications because of its high energy efficiency and low operating expense, however the high capital investment and installation costs discourage buil... Read More

An experimental investigation of oxy-coal combustion in a 15 kWth pressurized fluidized bed combustor (2018)
Journal Article
Pang, L., Shao, Y., Zhong, W., Liu, H., & Jiang, P. (2018). An experimental investigation of oxy-coal combustion in a 15 kWth pressurized fluidized bed combustor. Energy and Fuels, doi:10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b02654

Pressurized oxy-coal combustion is considered as a promising carbon capture technology due to its potential of high efficiency and low cost in CO2 capture. However, experimental investigations of oxy-coal combustion under pressurized conditions are f... Read More

Hans Scharoun's 'dwelling cells' and the autonomy of architecture (2018)
Journal Article
Borsi, K. (2018). Hans Scharoun's 'dwelling cells' and the autonomy of architecture. Journal of Architecture, 23(7-8), 1104-1142. doi:10.1080/13602365.2018.1513418

The paper argues that Hans Scharoun’s articulation of the Siedlung Siemensstadt (1929 – 1931) and Charlottenburg Nord (1956 – 1961) exemplify a process of typological reasoning about how to house and group the urban population, hyperarticulating the... Read More

A Control Methodology for Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) in Heat Networks with Distributed Generation (2018)
Journal Article
Jones, S. R., Beardmore, J., Gillott, M., Boukhanouf, R., & Walker, G. (2018). A Control Methodology for Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) in Heat Networks with Distributed Generation. Energy Procedia, 153, 295-302. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2018.10.011

Reducing building energy consumption is important to achieve sustainable development, as a result, there is a need to investigate better energy systems with well-designed management infrastructure. At the Creative Energy Homes, a low-temperature heat... Read More

Experimental investigations into the adsorption enhancement in packed beds using Z-Annular flow configuration (2018)
Journal Article
Yeboah, S., & Darkwa, J. (2019). Experimental investigations into the adsorption enhancement in packed beds using Z-Annular flow configuration. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 136, 121-134. doi:10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2018.10.027

Annular packed bed structures have the potential to overcome limitations of conventional fully packed bed types by offering radial distribution of airflow within them to enhance fluid-solid contact during adsorption and also to minimize pressure drop... Read More

Experimental investigation on the coal combustion in a pressurized fluidized bed (2018)
Journal Article
Pang, L., Shao, Y., Zhong, W., & Liu, H. (2018). Experimental investigation on the coal combustion in a pressurized fluidized bed. Energy, 165(B), 1119-1128. doi:10.1016/j.energy.2018.09.198

Pressurized oxy-coal combustion is considered as one of the most promising carbon capture technologies in terms of high carbon capture efficiency and low cost. However, practical operational experience with pressurized coal combustion in a fluidized... Read More

A Bayesian method of evaluating discomfort due to glare: the effect of order bias from a large glare source (2018)
Journal Article
Kent, M., Cheung, T., Altomonte, S., Schiavon, S., & LipczyƄska, A. (2018). A Bayesian method of evaluating discomfort due to glare: the effect of order bias from a large glare source. Building and Environment, 146, (258-267). doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.10.005. ISSN 0360-1323

Replicating scientific findings is a fundamental aspect of research. However, in studies of discomfort due to glare, it is difficult to make comparisons between the results of different experiments since the statistical tests usually reported do not... Read More

Integrated semi-transparent cadmium telluride photovoltaic glazing into windows: energy and daylight performance for different architecture designs (2018)
Journal Article
Sun, Y., Shanks, K., Baig, H., Zhang, W., Hao, X., Li, Y., …Wu, Y. (2018). Integrated semi-transparent cadmium telluride photovoltaic glazing into windows: energy and daylight performance for different architecture designs. Applied Energy, 231, 972-984. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.09.133

When integrating photovoltaics into building windows, the photovoltaic glazing modules inhibit the function that glass performs, with the additional function of energy production. Semi-transparent Photovoltaic (STPV) glazing will absorb part of the s... Read More

Universities and the City: from islands of knowledge to districts of innovation (2018)
Journal Article
Borsi, K., & Schulte, C. (2018). Universities and the City: from islands of knowledge to districts of innovation. Journal of Architecture, 23(7-8), 1143-1180. doi:10.1080/13602365.2018.1514524

We are witnessing a new trend in the design of university buildings and other ‘knowledge typologies’, that is, buildings in which knowledge is produced or disseminated, such as research laboratories or libraries. Increasingly, their design inverts th... Read More

Development of experimental methods for quantifying the human response to chromatic glazing (2018)
Journal Article
Liang, R., Kent, M., Wilson, R., & Wu, Y. (2019). Development of experimental methods for quantifying the human response to chromatic glazing. Building and Environment, 147, 199-210. doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.09.044

Thermochromic (TC) windows have the ability to regulate daylight and control the solar heat gains that shape a building's internal environment. They therefore offer the potential to improve indoor comfort and reduce building energy demand when used i... Read More

Experimental study of enclosure airtightness of an outdoor chamber using the pulse technique and blower door method under various leakage and wind conditions (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Zheng, X., Mazzon, J., Wallis, I., & Wood, C. J. (2018). Experimental study of enclosure airtightness of an outdoor chamber using the pulse technique and blower door method under various leakage and wind conditions. In N/A, 352-362

This paper introduces an experimental study of enclosure airtightness testing of an outdoor chamber using both the pulse technique and the blower door method. This investigation is a 2nd stage comparison study following the previous testing of a hous... Read More

An extended pressure range comparison of the blower door and novel pulse method for measuring the airtightness of two outdoor chambers with different levels of airtightness (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Wood, C., Zheng, X., Vega Pasos, A., Hsu, Y., & Smith, L. (2018). An extended pressure range comparison of the blower door and novel pulse method for measuring the airtightness of two outdoor chambers with different levels of airtightness. In Proceedings of 39th AIVC - 7th TightVent & 5th venticool Conference, Antibes Juan-Les-Pins, France, 18-19 September 2018, 915-925

The steady pressurisation method measures the building leakage in a range of high pressures, typically 10-60 Pa. It is implemented by creating a steady pressure difference across the building envelope and measuring the corresponding airflow exchange... Read More

Removal of toluene as a biomass tar surrogate in a catalytic nonthermal plasma process (2018)
Journal Article
Xu, B., Xie, J., Zhan, H., Yin, X., Wu, C., & Liu, H. (2018). Removal of toluene as a biomass tar surrogate in a catalytic nonthermal plasma process. Energy and Fuels, doi:10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b02444. ISSN 0887-0624

In this study, a packed-bed dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) reactor was developed to investigate the removal of biomass tar in a fuel gas atmosphere. Toluene was used as the tar surrogate, and the catalyst used was a Nickel-based catalyst (Ni/γ-Al... Read More

Developing a framework for improvement of building thermal performance modeling under urban microclimate interactions (2018)
Journal Article
Shirzadi, M., Naghashzadegan, M., & Mirzaei, P. A. (2019). Developing a framework for improvement of building thermal performance modeling under urban microclimate interactions. Sustainable Cities and Society, 44, 27-39. doi:10.1016/j.scs.2018.09.016

Coupled models developed from the building energy simulation (BES) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methods are occasionally used for analyzing the buildings thermal performance. Nevertheless, the large uncertainty in the input parameters of BE... Read More

Experimental study on the measurement of building infiltration and air leakage rate (at 4 and 50 Pa) by means of tracer gas methods, blower door and the novel pulse technique in a detached UK home (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Vega Pasos, A., Zheng, X., Sougkakis, V., Gillott, M., Meulemans, J., Samin, O., …Wood, C. J. (2018). Experimental study on the measurement of building infiltration and air leakage rate (at 4 and 50 Pa) by means of tracer gas methods, blower door and the novel pulse technique in a detached UK home. In Smart Ventilation for buildings, 972-981

Air infiltration contributes to a heat loss typically representing up to one third of the heating demand of a building. The building airtightness, also quantified as air leakage, is the fundamental building property that impacts infiltration. The ste... Read More

An experimental study on the effect of visual tasks on discomfort due to peripheral glare (2018)
Journal Article
Kent, M. G., Fotios, S., & Altomonte, S. (2019). An experimental study on the effect of visual tasks on discomfort due to peripheral glare. LEUKOS, 15(1), 17-28. doi:10.1080/15502724.2018.1489282

This article concerns discomfort due to sources of glare in the peripheral visual field. A visual task is needed to maintain foveal fixation at a known location and in past studies the tasks have ranged from a simple fixation mark to a task requiring... Read More

Sensitivity analysis for energy modelling based on daylight simulations (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Abdelwahab, S., Rutherford, P., Kent, M. G., & Altomonte, S. (2018). Sensitivity analysis for energy modelling based on daylight simulations. In International Conference for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment: SDBE 2018: proceedings, 49-60

Simulation techniques for modelling the lighting and energy performance of buildings are becoming widely available. Previous research by the authors found the outcomes of lighting simulation to be substantively influenced by individual settings of va... Read More