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A Pseudo Dynamic Model for Simulation of Greenhouse Energy Requirement

Authors: M. S. Ahamed, H. Guo, and K. K. Tanino
Description: A pseudo dynamic thermal model has been developed for simulating the heating/cooling energy requirement of conventional greenhouses based on lumped estimation of heat flow parameters in greenhouses. Most of the parameters of greenhouse energy flux have been considered in the model including the sensible heat usage in plant transpiration, and also heat gain from environmental control systems. The developed model can simulate the hourly heating/cooling requirement of greenhouses based on input information about desired indoor environment, dimension and thermal properties of constructional materials, characteristics of selected crop, and local weather data. This model would be beneficial for researchers, engineers and growers to estimate the energy requirement of greenhouses, thereby model would be a useful tool for their decision making about the energy efficient design, and feasibility analysis of greenhouses for a particular locations.
Keywords: Heating, Ventilation, Infiltration, solar radiation, simulation
Technical field: Renewable Energy
Conference name: CSBE/SCGAB 2015 Annual Conference, Edmonton, AB, 5-8 July 2015.
Session name: Bioenergy V - Alternative Energy Production and Efficiency
Citation: Shamim Ahamed, M., H. Guo and K.K. Tanino. 2015. A Pseudo Dynamic Model for Simulation of Greenhouse Energy Requirement. CSBE/SCGAB 2015 Annual Conference, Edmonton, AB, 5-8 July 2015.
Publisher: Canadian Society for Bioengineering
Date: 2015-07-05
Publication type:
  • Technical conference
Type: Text.Article
Identifier: CSBE15021
Coverage: Canada
Language 1: en
Rights: Canadian Society for Bioengineering

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