Alemu T. Alemu

Journal article

Airflow and temperature modelling of sustainable buildings at the design stage can prevent unintended consequences of passive features

This paper demonstrates that the integration of passive features during the design/construction of sustainable buildings requires thorough modelling at the design stage as some features may have unintended consequences resulting in occupant dissatisfaction, and resulting in the building using more energy to maintain comfort.
Journal article

Development and experimental validation of a CFD model for PCM in a vertical triplex tube heat exchanger

This paper presents a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model using ANSYS FLUENT 15.0 for phase change material (PCM) in a vertical triplex tube thermal energy storage system and its validation through experimental results.