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Experimental and numerical analysis of soil - to - air heat exchanger system for domestic buildings

ABSTRACT
Soil to Air Heat Exchanger (SAHE) concept is one of the efficient methods to reduce the cooling effort required for any air conditioning system. In this paper, a theoretical model of SAHE has been developed to predict the air temperature in the outlet of the system during a hot atmospheric condition. This theoretical model is used to predict the sub-soil temperature for a specific ambient condition in a southern part of India and also compared with the measured sub-soil temperature. Performance of the SAHE system has been calculated during peak hours in summer and found to have the potential to reduce the energy required to cool the building.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2019-07-14
PAPER REVISED: 2019-08-14
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2019-10-05
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2019-11-17
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI190714442D
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