Building energy:

Building energy

  • Ventilation in underground stations and tunnels

    Ventilation in underground stations and tunnels

    Supervisor: Professor Mohamed Pourkashanian, Professor Lin M and Dr Ben Hughes

    Ventilation systems in underground stations and tunnels consumes significant amount of energy. A large number of stations still suffer from very high temperatures resulting in very uncomfortable conditions in hot weather seasons. The research aims to investigate the potential use of energy efficient natural ventilation methods in the underground environment to improve the air conditions in underground stations. The proposed research will be carried out with the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to simulate the underground station environment with the possibility of carrying out experimental work.

     

  • Ventilation in underground stations and tunnels

    Development of User Orientated Control Strategies for Residential Homes

    Supervisor: Supervisor: Dr Ben Hughes

    This study aims to reduce domestic energy consumption by re-configuring and/or designing control strategies to achieve optimum occupant comfort whilst reducing/eliminating unnecessary consumption. TRANSYS, Thermal Imaging and experimental tools will be used.

     

  • Ventilation in underground stations and tunnels

    Measurement and Mapping of the Urban Heat Island Effect

    Supervisor: Dr Ben Hughes

    This project uses Dynamic Thermal Modelling (IES) and Thermal Imaging to create maps of urbanised areas. The maps are used to determine heat sinks that could be utilised for power generation through integration of renewable technologies.

     

  • Ventilation in underground stations and tunnels

    Integrated District Cooling and Desalination

    Supervisor: Dr Ben Hughes

    This study uses CFD and experimental design and build to optimise the heat recovery from district cooling process and utilise in the energy intensive distillation process, with the overall aim to achieve an overall efficiency increase for the system.

     

  • Ventilation in underground stations and tunnels

    Building Integrated Photovoltaic at Residential Scale

    Supervisor: Supervisor: Dr Ben Hughes

    This project is focussed on integrating solar concentrators into existing buildings, through optimisation of the materials and/or placement of PV system. Central to the study is a Luminescent Solar Collector, recent advancements have generated transparent systems, which provide the opportunity to integrate into existing window apertures. CFD Modelling and experimental design and build will be used.