Smart homes

The following are some of the projects that we can offer:

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Passive Cooling Technology for MENA Region

Supervisor: Dr Ben Hughes

This study is focussed on developing next generation passive cooling technology for the rapidly developing MENA region. Central to the 2030 strategic plans of Both Qatar and the UAE, is a passive cooling technology that will produce thermal comfortable environments and minimal consumption. This project will use CFD, wind tunnel testing and full-scale design and build.

For further information please contact Dr Ben Hughes

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Building Integrated Photovoltaic at Residential Scale

Supervisor: Dr Ben Hughes

This project is focussed on integrating solar concentrators into existing buildings, through optimisation of the materials and/or placement of PV system. Central to the study is a Luminescent Solar Collector, recent advancements have generated transparent systems, which provide the opportunity to integrate into existing window apertures. CFD Modelling and experimental design and build will be used.

For further information please contact Dr Ben Hughes

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Integrated District Cooling and Desalination

Supervisor: Dr Ben Hughes

This study uses CFD and experimental design and build to optimise the heat recovery from district cooling process and utilise in the energy intensive distillation process, with the overall aim to achieve an overall efficiency increase for the system.

For further information please contact Dr Ben Hughes

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Measurement and Mapping of the Urban Heat Island Effect

Supervisor: Dr Ben Hughes

This project uses Dynamic Thermal Modelling (IES) and Thermal Imaging to create maps of urbanised areas. The maps are used to determine heat sinks that could be utilised for power generation through integration of renewable technologies.

For further information please contact Dr Ben Hughes

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Development of User Orientated Control Strategies for Residential Homes

Supervisor: Dr Ben Hughes

This study aims to reduce domestic energy consumption by re-configuring and/or designing control strategies to achieve optimum occupant comfort whilst reducing/eliminating unnecessary consumption. TRANSYS, Thermal Imaging and experimental tools will be used.

For further information please contact Dr Ben Hughes

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