Experimental and Computational Modeling of Venlo Type Greenhouse

  • Abraham Rojano
  • Raquel Salazar
  • Jorge Flores
  • Irineo López
  • Uwe Schmidt
  • Abraham Medina.
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Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Abstract

Currently, experimental data gathered with high frequency and good quality allows us to feed more complex mathematical models by using high speed and large memory computational devices with numerical technique like finite element method. Simple models had been enriched including details of internal flow patterns and temperature profiles. Recent progress in flow modeling by means of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software facilitates the fast analysis of such scalar and vector fields, solving numerically the transport equations like mass, momentum and heat transfer equations. As a result, this work shows us the mechanical air behavior in terms of velocity and temperature patterns near to the plant benches in a Venlo type greenhouse by using Boussinesq assumptions.

Keywords

Finite Element Method Computational Fluid Dynamic Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equation Lattice Boltzmann Conservative Principle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abraham Rojano
    • 1
  • Raquel Salazar
    • 1
  • Jorge Flores
    • 1
  • Irineo López
    • 1
  • Uwe Schmidt
    • 2
  • Abraham Medina.
    • 3
  1. 1.Dirección General AcadémicaUniversidad Autónoma ChapingoTexcocoMexico
  2. 2.Division Biosystems EngineeringHumboldt Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany
  3. 3.SEPI ESIME-Unidad Azcapotzalco IPN AvMexicoMexico

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