E3S Web Conf.
Volume 207, 202025th Scientific Conference on Power Engineering and Power Machines (PEPM’2020)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Thermal Equipment, Heat and Mass Transfer Processes|
|Published online||18 November 2020|
Analysis of the efficiency of an embedded floor heating for snow melting and freeze protection
1 University of chemical technology and metallurgy, Department of Silicate Technology, Blvd. Sv. Kliment Ohridski 8, 1756 Sofia, Bulgaria
2 Technical university of Sofia, Department of Thermal and Refrigeration Engineering, Blvd. Sv. Kliment Ohridski 8, 1756 Sofia, Bulgaria
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
An algorithm for modelling and numerical simulation of the three dimensional conjugate heat transfer in slab-embedded snow melting and freeze protecting systems is developed. The influence of the climate conditions on the heat transfer in the constructions is modelled according to the correspondent design method of ASHRAE. The models are verified and solved numerically via finite volume method for a road embedded hydronic installation at different piping configurations. The fluid flow parameters and temperature fields in the construction are obtained at steady state climate conditions, hardest for 95 % of the wintertime for the region. An analysis of the efficiency of the modelled configurations is implemented based on the computed snow-free area ratio of the road surfaces.
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