Parametric analysis of energy harvesting pavements operated by air convection
Chiarelli, Andrea and Dawson, Andrew and Garcia, Alvaro (2015) Parametric analysis of energy harvesting pavements operated by air convection. Applied Energy, 154 . pp. 951-958. ISSN 0306-2619
In this paper, an energy harvesting pavement prototype using air as the operating fluid is described and analysed. The prototype harvests the thermal energy available in the pavement through pipes embedded in its structure, where air flows thanks to natural convection. The air is able to exit the system through an updraft chimney. A parametric analysis of the controllable parameters of interest is performed in this work in order to evaluate the variation in the performance of the energy harvesting prototype in different experimental setups.
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