International Journal of Energy

ISSN: 1998-4316
Volume 14, 2020

Notice: As of 2014 and for the forthcoming years, the publication frequency/periodicity of NAUN Journals is adapted to the 'continuously updated' model. What this means is that instead of being separated into issues, new papers will be added on a continuous basis, allowing a more regular flow and shorter publication times. The papers will appear in reverse order, therefore the most recent one will be on top.

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Volume 14, 2020

Title of the Paper: The Study of the Mixing Layer Particles Distribution in Dependence on the Convective Mach Numbers


Authors: Altyn Makasheva, Altynshash Naimanova

Pages: 7-15

Abstract: The numerical studies of the quasi twodimensional supersonic turbulent gas-particle mixing layer are performed using the 2D-DNS (Direct Numerical Simulations). The system of Navier-Stokes equations of a multi-species flow is solved using the ENO scheme of a third-order accuracy. The dispersion of the particles is simulated by the Lagrangian method following their trajectories in the mixing layer. The study focuses on the roles of the large-scale vortex structures in a particle dispersion dependence on the Stokes numbers and convective Mach numbers.

Title of the Paper: Application of Solar Organic Rankine System for Energy Generation in Buildings: the Case of Athens


Authors: G.K. Alexis, E.I. Sfinias

Pages: 1-6

Abstract: This paper describes the performance of an ORC system driven by solar energy and R134a as working fluid. The system is predicted along the twelve months of the year. The operation of the system and the related thermodynamics are simulated by suitable computer codes and the required local climate data are determined by statistical processing over a considerable number of years. It’s found that the solar to electricity efficiency of this SORC system varies from 0.049 to 0.058 while the ambient temperature varies from 11.3oC to 29.2oC and the total solar irradiance varies from 443 W/m2 to 679 W/m2. The system’s arrangement comprises a solar thermal array which is coupled with an organic Rankine engine. The mean annual overall efficiency of the SORC system is estimated at 0.055 while the thermodynamic efficiency of Rankine is calculated at 0.107. The obvious advantage of this arrangement is that electricity can be produced in buildings by using the existing common solar thermals installed. Easy–to–find machinery is employed in order to attain a simple and practical small–scale organic Rankine cycle arrangement coupled with common solar thermals used widely in Greek buildings for DHW production and space heating assistance.