Model and visualise the relationship between energy consumption and temperature distribution in cold rooms
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Ó Mathúna, S. Cian
The Eurographics Association
In the area of food and pharmacy cold storage, temperature distribution is considered as a key factor. Inappropriate distribution of temperature during the cooling process in cold rooms will cause the deterioration of the quality of products and therefore shorten their life-span. In practice, in order to maintain the distribution of temperature at an appropriate level, large amount of electrical energy has to be consumed to cool down the volume of space, based on the reading of a single temperature sensor placed in every cold room. However, it is not clear and visible that what is the change of energy consumption and temperature distribution over time. It lacks of effective tools to visualise such a phenomenon. In this poster, we initially present a solution which combines a visualisation tool with a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) model together to enable users to explore such phenomenon.
Cold rooms , Simulation and modeling applications
MA, J., MURPHY, D., MATHÚNA, S. C., HAYES, M. & PROVAN, G. Model and visualise the relationship between energy consumption and temperature distribution in cold rooms. In: CARR, H. & GRIMSTEAD, I., eds. EG UK Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics (2011), 2011 Warwick, England. The Eurographics Association, 71-72. doi: 10.2312/LocalChapterEvents/TPCG/TPCG11/071-072
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