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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. (2020). Numerical and experimental validations of the theoretical basis for a nozzle based pulse technique for determining building airtightness. Building and Environment, 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)
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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, 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, 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

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)
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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, 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)
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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,

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)
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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, 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)
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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, 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)
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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, 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)
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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, 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.

Comparative study on the annual performance between loop thermosyphon solar water heating system and conventional solar water heating system (2020)
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Zhang, T., Yan, Z. W., Wang, L. Y., Zheng, W. J., & Su, Y. H. (2020). Comparative study on the annual performance between loop thermosyphon solar water heating system and conventional solar water heating system. Solar Energy, 197, 433-442. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2020.01.019

Loop thermosyphon (LT) is usually introduced to overcome the freezing and corrosion problems associated with the conventional solar water heating (SWH) system. Compared with the conventional SWH system, the LT-SWH system possesses a lower nighttime h... Read More about Comparative study on the annual performance between loop thermosyphon solar water heating system and conventional solar water heating system.

Review of Heat and Mass Transfer Enhancement Techniques and Current Advancement for Adsorption Heating/Cooling Systems (2019)
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Omer, S., Wajid, N. M., Mompuouo, B., & Riffat, S. B. (2019). Review of Heat and Mass Transfer Enhancement Techniques and Current Advancement for Adsorption Heating/Cooling Systems. International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, 14(4), 461–467. https://doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctw010

Adsorption heating/cooling became an alternative to vapour compression system due to low ozone depletion potential (ODP) and global warming potential (GWP). However, more investigation is required due their low efficiency when compared to conventiona... Read More about Review of Heat and Mass Transfer Enhancement Techniques and Current Advancement for Adsorption Heating/Cooling Systems.

Experimental insights into the airtightness measurement of a house-sized chamber in a sheltered environment using blower door and pulse methods (2019)
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Zheng, X., Cooper, E., Mazzon, J., Wallis, I., & Wood, C. (2019). Experimental insights into the airtightness measurement of a house-sized chamber in a sheltered environment using blower door and pulse methods. Building and Environment, 162, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.106269

This paper introduces a comparison study of measuring the airtightness of a house-sized test chamber using the novel pulse technique and a low range blower door method in a sheltered environment. Eight different testing plates were prepared and appli... Read More about Experimental insights into the airtightness measurement of a house-sized chamber in a sheltered environment using blower door and pulse methods.

Experimental Studies of a Pulse Pressurisation Technique for Measuring Building Airtightness (2019)
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Zheng, X., Zu, Y., Cooper, E., Gillott, M., Tetlow, D., Riffat, S., & Wood, C. (2019). Experimental Studies of a Pulse Pressurisation Technique for Measuring Building Airtightness. Future Cities and Environment, 5(1), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.5334/fce.66

A pulse pressurisation technique is developed and utilised for determining building leakage at low pressure, based on a "quasi-steady pulse" concept. The underlying principle of the technique is to subject the building envelope to a known volume chan... Read More about Experimental Studies of a Pulse Pressurisation Technique for Measuring Building Airtightness.

Integrated hollow porous ceramic cuboids-finned heat pipes evaporative cooling system: numerical modelling and experimental validation (2019)
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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. https://doi.org/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 about Integrated hollow porous ceramic cuboids-finned heat pipes evaporative cooling system: numerical modelling and experimental validation.

A numerical methodology for comprehensive assessment of the dynamic thermal performance of horizontal ground heat exchangers (2019)
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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. https://doi.org/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 about A numerical methodology for comprehensive assessment of the dynamic thermal performance of horizontal ground heat exchangers.

Experimental investigation of the impact of environmental conditions on the measurement of building infiltration, and its correlation with airtightness (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Vega Pasos, A., Zheng, X., Sougkakis, V., Gillott, M., Meulemans, J., Samin, O., …Wood, C. J. (2018). Experimental investigation of the impact of environmental conditions on the measurement of building infiltration, and its correlation with airtightness. In Smart Ventilation for Buildings

The air infiltration of a building, which fundamentally depends on its airtightness, can be a significant contributor to its heat loss. It can also be affected by other factors such as external terrain, leakage distribution, sheltering factor and env... Read More about Experimental investigation of the impact of environmental conditions on the measurement of building infiltration, and its correlation with airtightness.

Computer modelling and experimental investigation of building integrated sub-wet bulb temperature evaporative cooling system (2016)
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Boukhanouf, R., Alharbi, A., Ibrahim, H. G., Amer, O., & Worall, M. (2017). Computer modelling and experimental investigation of building integrated sub-wet bulb temperature evaporative cooling system. Applied Thermal Engineering, 115, https://doi.org/10.1016...lthermaleng.2016.12.119

The paper presents computer modelling and laboratory experiment results of a sub-wet bulb temperature indirect evaporative cooling system for space cooling in buildings. The prototype employs hollow porous ceramic water containers as wet media materi... Read More about Computer modelling and experimental investigation of building integrated sub-wet bulb temperature evaporative cooling system.

Method to investigate and plan the application of low temperature district heating to existing hydraulic radiator systems in existing buildings (2016)
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Tunzi, M., Østergaard, D. S., Svendsen, S., Boukhanouf, R., & Cooper, E. (2016). Method to investigate and plan the application of low temperature district heating to existing hydraulic radiator systems in existing buildings. Energy, 113, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2016.07.033

This study presents a method to adapt existing hydronic systems in buildings to take advantage of low temperature district heating (LTDH). Plate radiators connected to double string heating circuits were considered in an optimization procedure, based... Read More about Method to investigate and plan the application of low temperature district heating to existing hydraulic radiator systems in existing buildings.



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