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This paper's numerical study, which applies the finite volume approach and SIMPLE algorithm, aims to dynamically analyze airflow through a channel with Z-obstacles. Three distinct models were used to place the Z-barriers inside the channel. According to Demartini et al.'s model (2004) and as depicted in example A from the present analysis, the first Z-barrier (fin) is attached to the top wall (heated) and the second (baffle) to the bottom wall (insulated). The Z-barriers, on the other hand, were positioned in the second model on the same wall (in-line arrangement), either on the top surface (two fins in example B) or on the bottom wall (two baffles in example C). With the help of these studies, fluid dynamics in solar air collectors with barriers will be better understood and designed.
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2022, VOLUME 26, ISSUE Special issue 1, PAGES [201 - 210]
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