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Optimum design of a PV driven transpired plate solar air heater for drying woodchip in Scotland. (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Grassie, T. (2011, August). Optimum design of a PV driven transpired plate solar air heater for drying woodchip in Scotland. Paper presented at Solaris 2011: 5th International Conference on Solar Radiation and Daylighting

The design and operation of a PV driven solar air heating system for drying woodchip is considered. For a given weight and moisture content of the woodchip sample, the effect of the dryer unit configuration on drying rate, that is, either operating w... Read More about Optimum design of a PV driven transpired plate solar air heater for drying woodchip in Scotland..

Solar application for Drying Woodchip in Scotland. (2008)
Journal Article
Clemente, A., Grassie, T., Henderson, D., & Kubie, J. (2008). Solar application for Drying Woodchip in Scotland. EuroSun,

A novel solar dryer for drying woodchip has been developed in Scotland. In this paper, designs and performance of both solar collector and dryer have been presented separately. Woodchip drying performance has been analysed for a range of temperatures... Read More about Solar application for Drying Woodchip in Scotland..

Modelling bulk water temperature in integrated collector storage systems (2008)
Journal Article
Currie, J., Garnier, C., Muneer, T., Grassie, T., & Henderson, D. (2008). Modelling bulk water temperature in integrated collector storage systems. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, 29, 203-218. https://doi.org/10.1177/0143624408094277

A simple low cost Integrated Collector Storage Solar Water Heater (ICS-SWH) was proposed for simulation in Scottish weather conditions. The system takes the form of a rectangular-shaped design incorporating the solar collector and storage tank into a... Read More about Modelling bulk water temperature in integrated collector storage systems.

Finite Volume Computational Fluid Dynamics Package for Solving Convective Heat Transfer Cases (2008)
Journal Article
Junaidi, H., Henderson, D., Grassie, T., Currie, J., & Muneer, T. (2008). Finite Volume Computational Fluid Dynamics Package for Solving Convective Heat Transfer Cases. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, 36(2), 92-112. https://doi.org/10.7227/ijmee.36.2.2

Computational fl uid dynamics (CFD) has brought a step change in the fi eld of fl ow analysis, particularly in the areas of fl uid dynamics and heat transfer, which are intertwined. It has carved a niche in applications where, a decade back, experi... Read More about Finite Volume Computational Fluid Dynamics Package for Solving Convective Heat Transfer Cases.

Modelling of a low temperature differential Stirling Engine. (2007)
Journal Article
Robson, A., Grassie, T., & Kubie, J. (2007). Modelling of a low temperature differential Stirling Engine. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 221, 927-943. https://doi.org/10.1243/09544062JMES631

Abstract: A full theoretical model of a low temperature difference Stirling engine is developed in this paper. The model, which starts from the first principles, gives a full differential description of the major components of the engine: the behav... Read More about Modelling of a low temperature differential Stirling Engine..

Experimental and CFD Investigation of an ICSSWH at various inclinations. (2007)
Journal Article
Henderson, D., Junaidi, H., Muneer, T., Grassie, T., & Currie, J. (2007). Experimental and CFD Investigation of an ICSSWH at various inclinations. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 11, 1087-1116. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2005.11.003

The integrated collector storage (ICS) is the type of solar water heater that has retained its existance for well over a century. The flat absorber plate ICS collector type is a relatively recent addition. Being effective, low cost and simple to manu... Read More about Experimental and CFD Investigation of an ICSSWH at various inclinations..

Study of stratification in a (ICSSWH) Integrated CollectorStorage Solar Water Heater. (2006)
Conference Proceeding
Junaidi, H., Henderson, D., Muneer, T., Grassie, T., & Currie, J. (2006). Study of stratification in a (ICSSWH) Integrated CollectorStorage Solar Water Heater.

Stratification inside the water storage tank of a solar heater is a desirable natural phenomenon that improves the collector output. For an ICS storage heater type, where the storage tank is in direct contact with the heating surface (absorber plate)... Read More about Study of stratification in a (ICSSWH) Integrated CollectorStorage Solar Water Heater..

Modelling of flow rate in a photovoltaic-driven roof slate-based solar ventilation air preheating system. (2006)
Journal Article
Odeh, N. A., Grassie, T., Henderson, D., & Muneer, T. (2006). Modelling of flow rate in a photovoltaic-driven roof slate-based solar ventilation air preheating system. Energy Conversion and Management, 47, 909-925. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2005.06.005

This paper describes the modelling of flow rate in a photovoltaic (PV) driven, roof slate based solar system for preheating ventilation air in cold climates. The system consists of a photovoltaic driven, attic mounted fan, which draws air through the... Read More about Modelling of flow rate in a photovoltaic-driven roof slate-based solar ventilation air preheating system..

Development of a computer model to simulate a low temperature differential Ringbom stirling engine. (2005)
Conference Proceeding
Robson, A., & Grassie, T. (2005). Development of a computer model to simulate a low temperature differential Ringbom stirling engine. In Proceedings of the 12th International Stirling Engine Conference and Technology Exhibition (350-357)

The Stirling cycle engine of 1816 and subsequent closed cycle regenerative heat engines have been the subject of many analyses. The complex nature of the mechanical, fluid, and thermal processes within the engine makes an accurate analysis challengi... Read More about Development of a computer model to simulate a low temperature differential Ringbom stirling engine..

Design of a PV driven low flow solar domestic hot water system and modeling of the system collector outlet temperature (2002)
Journal Article
Grassie, T., MacGregor, K., Muneer, T., & Kubie, J. (2002). Design of a PV driven low flow solar domestic hot water system and modeling of the system collector outlet temperature. Energy Conversion and Management, 43(8), 1063-1078. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0196-8904%2801%2900090-5

The system under consideration comprises a new freeze tolerant flat plate collector connected directly to a domestic hot water storage tank. Water is circulated by means of a small 12 V DC pump, driven directly by a PV module. It is desired that the... Read More about Design of a PV driven low flow solar domestic hot water system and modeling of the system collector outlet temperature.