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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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Design optimization of radiant enclosures

Daun, Kyle James, Howell, John R., January 2003 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Texas at Austin, 2003. / Supervisor: John R. Howell. Vita. Includes bibliographical references. Available also from UMI Company.
2

A radiant panel system for passive cooling applications

Houston, Michael McClain 08 1900 (has links)
No description available.
3

Study of the efficiencies and the relative merits of convection and radiant heating systems

Robinson, Harry Carter 08 1900 (has links)
No description available.
4

Design optimization of radiant enclosures

Daun, Kyle James 28 August 2008 (has links)
Not available / text
5

Analysis of the characteristics of a panel heating system in a public library

Endsley, Joseph Wendell 08 1900 (has links)
No description available.
6

Radiant heating of plastics: Application to film blowing processes

Benkreira, Hadj January 2003 (has links)
This paper presents experimental data and a mathematical model for the radiant heat transfer operation used in the production of biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films by the Double Bubble process. The data was obtained from an industrial pilot plant fully instrumented for the purpose of the study. In the mathematical model the effect of the view factor is considered, along with the effects of natural and forced convection on the heat transfer coefficients. Experiments were also conducted in a laboratory radiant heater to determine the range of heat transfer coefficients experienced under different heating conditions, and analytical methods to determine these are discussed.
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Development and Demonstration of a Performance Test Protocol For Radiant Floor Heating Systems

Khanna, Amit 30 January 2006 (has links)
The Radiant Heating markets - especially, the hydronic segment - are growing rapidly in North America due to homeowners' increasing demand for comfort and the steady rise in residential construction. Radiant systems are promising technologies for energy saving in commercial and residential building sectors together with improving occupant thermal comfort. Such a technology is different from the more standard all-air systems and thus can be termed Space Conditioning. However, the thermal performance of radiant systems in buildings has not been fully understood and accounted for. This is primarily due to lack of any standard testing mechanism. The central thrust of this paper is to experimentally investigate questions relating to thermal performance of radiant systems, thus also contribute towards evolving a new standard for testing mechanisms. Products from 12 different radiant floor systems were chosen from the market. Having defined each with similar control parameters such as flow rate, supply water temperature and similar design parameters like size, insulation etc., they are separately tested in a well insulated test setup. Experiments on the time variations for each test floor were performed at supply water temperatures ranging between 100F – 140F with a 10F increment at each stage. Having gathered data through the Data Acquisition System (DAS), the data is analyzed and compared between all systems. The paper concludes by providing recommendations for experimentally testing thermal energy performance, thermal uniformity and thermal stability of radiant floor heating technology. / Master of Science
8

Experimental and Analytical Analysis of Perimeter Radiant Heating Panels

Kegel, Martin January 2006 (has links)
In recent years the U. S. and Canada have seen a steady increase in energy consumption. The U. S. in particular uses 25% more energy than it did 20 years ago. With declining natural resources and an increase in fuel costs, it has become important to find methods of reducing energy consumption, in which energy conservation in space heating and cooling has become a widely researched area. One method that has been identified to reduce the energy required for space heating is the use of radiant panels. Radiant panels are beneficial because the temperature set points in a room can be lowered without sacrificing occupant comfort. They have therefore become very popular in the market. Further research, however, is required to optimize the performance of these panels so energy savings can be realized. <br /><br /> An analytical model has been developed to predict the panel temperature and heat output for perimeter radiant panel systems with a known inlet temperature and flow rate, based on a flat plate solar collector (RSC) model. As radiative and convective heat transfer coefficients were required to run the model, an analytical analysis of the radiative heat transfer was performed, and a numerical model was developed to predict the convective heat transfer coefficient. Using the conventional radiative heat exchange method assuming a three-surface enclosure, the radiative heat transfer could be determined. Numerically, a correlation was developed to predict the natural convective heat transfer. <br /><br /> To validate the analytical model, an experimental analysis was performed on radiant panels. A 4m by 4m by 3m test chamber was constructed in which the surrounding walls and floor were maintained at a constant temperature and the heat output from an installed radiant panel was measured. Two radiant panels were tested; a 0. 61m wide panel with 4 passes and a 0. 61m wide panel with 8 passes. The panels were tested at 5 different inlet water temperatures ranging from 50°C to 100°C. <br /><br /> The RSC model panel temperature and heat output predictions were in good agreement with the experimental results. The RSC model followed the same trends as that in the experimental results, and the panel temperature and panel heat output were within experimental uncertainty, concluding that the RSC model is a viable, simple algorithm which could be used to predict panel performance.
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Experimental and Analytical Analysis of Perimeter Radiant Heating Panels

Kegel, Martin January 2006 (has links)
In recent years the U. S. and Canada have seen a steady increase in energy consumption. The U. S. in particular uses 25% more energy than it did 20 years ago. With declining natural resources and an increase in fuel costs, it has become important to find methods of reducing energy consumption, in which energy conservation in space heating and cooling has become a widely researched area. One method that has been identified to reduce the energy required for space heating is the use of radiant panels. Radiant panels are beneficial because the temperature set points in a room can be lowered without sacrificing occupant comfort. They have therefore become very popular in the market. Further research, however, is required to optimize the performance of these panels so energy savings can be realized. <br /><br /> An analytical model has been developed to predict the panel temperature and heat output for perimeter radiant panel systems with a known inlet temperature and flow rate, based on a flat plate solar collector (RSC) model. As radiative and convective heat transfer coefficients were required to run the model, an analytical analysis of the radiative heat transfer was performed, and a numerical model was developed to predict the convective heat transfer coefficient. Using the conventional radiative heat exchange method assuming a three-surface enclosure, the radiative heat transfer could be determined. Numerically, a correlation was developed to predict the natural convective heat transfer. <br /><br /> To validate the analytical model, an experimental analysis was performed on radiant panels. A 4m by 4m by 3m test chamber was constructed in which the surrounding walls and floor were maintained at a constant temperature and the heat output from an installed radiant panel was measured. Two radiant panels were tested; a 0. 61m wide panel with 4 passes and a 0. 61m wide panel with 8 passes. The panels were tested at 5 different inlet water temperatures ranging from 50°C to 100°C. <br /><br /> The RSC model panel temperature and heat output predictions were in good agreement with the experimental results. The RSC model followed the same trends as that in the experimental results, and the panel temperature and panel heat output were within experimental uncertainty, concluding that the RSC model is a viable, simple algorithm which could be used to predict panel performance.
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Radiative characteristics of spherical cavities having partially or completely specular walls

Kowsary, Farshad January 1989 (has links)
The radiant exchange problem for an isothermal spherical cavity having diffuse-specular walls is solved and the distribution of the local heat transfer for various opening angles and surface emissivities is obtained. Subsequently, the overall emission from the cavity (i. e., the apparent emissivity of the cavity) is calculated for various opening angles and surface conditions. In addition, the overall absorption characteristics of spherical cavities having purely specular walls is investigated analytically for the case of collimated radiation entering the cavity. Various opening angles and surface conditions are considered. The Monte Carlo method is utilized to support the results obtained from the analytical calculations. Results show that in spherical cavities the apparent emissivity is not very sensitive to the degree of specularity of the cavity wall. Also, there are situations in which the diffuse cavity is a more efficient emitter than a specular cavity. Absorption characteristic results show that for cavities having purely specular walls the absorption of collimated radiation is highly dependent on the angle of incidence of radiation on the opening for small opening angles. / Ph. D.

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