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In the mode of daytime ventilation, heat should be immediately transferred to the air in the chimney instead of the fabric of the chimney. This would imply a thermal lightweight construction for daytime operation and a thermal heavyweight structure for night-time operation. The usual configurations of a solar chimney can be: ● a simple channel, usually rectangular in shape, attached to the wall; ● a solar chimney at the roof level, as part of or at the top of a solar collector. The external surface of the solar chimney may be: ● ● ● ● ● thermal heavyweight directly exposed to solar gain; heavyweight but externally glazed; glazed surface, with the internal wall on the opposite side being the storage surface; metal sheet (usually galvanized sheet); metal sheet with glazing on its external surface.

5 m2 each were also experimentally investigated in the same building (Khedari et al, 2000b). 36 m2/m3 of solar chimney area to house volume, the average ACH, between 12 am and 2 pm, was about 15 and the room temperature was about 2–3ºC above the ambient one. 04 m/s at the living level cannot satisfy occupants, as a higher air velocity is needed when the indoor air temperature is about 35–37ºC. It was suggested that a larger chimney area could provide greater indoor air velocity. The performance of a wall and roof solar chimney system in an air-conditioned building was tested under real weather conditions in Thailand (Khedari et al, 2003).

However, the experimental results recommended further studies on stack effect, especially on natural ventilation with low Reynolds number. 2ºC. COMBINATIONS OF DIFFERENT SOLAR CHIMNEY SYSTEMS Tests on alternative solar chimney configurations in an outdoor test room in Thailand showed that all the configurations minimized the amount of solar flux absorbed by the building’s fabric, therefore acting as good insulation, and also induced natural ventilation which improved indoor thermal comfort. However, the resulting number of air changes was rather low, varying, depending on climate conditions, between 3 and 5 ACH, which is not sufficient to completely satisfy room occupants’ comfort, considering that a higher number is required in naturally cooled houses (above 20 ACH) (Khedari et al, 2000a).

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